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Online visits increasingly covered by insurance companies

and reservations, online doctor visits are optional. Patients can still visit the office or call if they choose. Keep in mind that online visits can’t accommodate all procedures. “Illnesses that require that patients come into the office are ultimately up to the medical judgment of the physician,” says Zimmerman. “RelayHealth webVisits are never appropriate for urgent situations, emergencies, or anything that can’t wait for a next day reply.”

If online doctor visits are more suited to your lifestyle, ask your doctor to sign up for the program and contact your insurer to request coverage. For more information, go to www.relayhealth.com.

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