“By providing immediate access to treatment nationwide, with no consult fee, we prevent the costly, time-consuming primary care visits that unfortunately lead many people to wait too long to see a doctor,” Friedman added.
Employers purchase First Stop Health’s telemedicine service through their brokers or benefit advisers for employees and their dependent family members. “Tracking the visits we divert from more expensive physical facilities, such as the E.R. or urgent care, allows us to provide detailed analyses to demonstrate the significant net healthcare cost savings we generate for employers,” Spain added. “First Stop Health is the only telemedicine provider to offer contractual guarantees of significant overall cost savings to its clients,” he said.
“Both employers and employees feel they have consistently paid more for healthcare while receiving less,” said Spain. “Our telemedicine service remedies this. We save employers and employees money while improving the health of employees and their families,” he added.
About First Stop Health
Chicago-based First Stop Health provides telemedicine services to members 24/7/365 via phone, online video consultation, and iPhone and Android apps. With convenient access to U.S.-based physicians in 50 states and the District of Columbia, members receive medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment, including prescriptions, when medically necessary. Connect with First Stop Health on the Web, LinkedIn, Owler, Facebook and Twitter.