Why First Stop Health Should Be Your Pick for March Madness
March 24, 2021
First Stop Health
March Madness is back! Whether you're a fan of basketball or just the snacks and comradery that come with the NCAA tournament, don’t forget to prioritize your health. Here are some game-winning tips to keep you in top condition throughout the tournament and beyond:
Get in the game.
If you have a health concern, don’t just wait it out. Be proactive and get the help you need from the convenience of your own home. (You can even keep a game on mute while you talk to the doctor—we promise we won’t tell). Our doctors can provide 24/7 care for allergies, COVID-19, cold and flu, headache, upset stomach and more.
By talking to a First Stop Health doctor in minutes, you can get back in the game quickly. Remember, it’s never too late for a comeback.
Are you a telemedicine rookie? That's OK.
Much like any team’s first trip to the Big Dance, your first time using telemedicine can feel exciting but intimidating. You’ve got this. Just download the FSH app, log in and follow the prompts. A doctor will call you back and provide care in minutes. If your doctor writes you a prescription,*you may even be able to make it to the pharmacy and back by halftime. We're rooting for you.
Not sure where to turn for care? Consider the Final Four.
There are 4 major factors that come into play when selecting care: quality, quick access, cost and convenience.
Your primary care physician (PCP) may offer high quality care, but may not be available virtually or on short notice. While up-front fees may be waived during the pandemic, your PCP visits will still likely be subject to deductibles and co-insurance, sometimes at much higher costs than expected. Seeing your PCP for a simple health concern will cost you time, as well—you'll likely have to schedule an appointment during normal business hours.
First Stop Health Telemedicine is a game-changer, providing:
Quick access. Doctors call back in 3 minutes on average and are available 24/7, even on nights and weekends.
Cost savings. First Stop Health is completely FREE for most members. (A small minority of members have a $10 - $49 visit fee; see your email from firstname.lastname@example.org for details.)
Convenience. Get care via phone or video from the comfort and safety of home.
Your bracket may suffer some upsets, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with an upset stomach. Talk to a doctor within minutes by accessing First Stop Health via phone, web or app and experience telemedicine that treats you like a champion.