When to go to the doctor while on vacation

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It’s prime vacation season and when we’re off having fun and traveling with friends and family, accessing our health care is not always top of mind. Heidi Castaneda, Select Health Spokesperson shares a few important things to KNOW before you GO:

  1. Emergency Services & Urgent Care
    1. Have peace of mind with SelectHealth. When you twist an ankle running on the beach or come down with the flu, you can get the care you need. Participating benefits apply to those services received in a doctor’s office, urgent care facility, or emergency room.
    2. If you’re traveling outside of the country and need urgent or emergency care, visit the nearest doctor or hospital. You may need to pay for treatment at the time of service, but you can submit a claim reimbursement form for any allowed amount for covered services.
    3. Always present your ID card when visiting providers or facilities. The logos on your card give you access to certain networks outside your regular service area. To find providers or facilities, visit multiplan.com.
  2. Telehealth Visits
    1. One of the most convenient ways to receive care is using telehealth options while traveling. Intermountain Connect Care and Nurse Lines are examples of this. Using Intermountain Connect Care, you can use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to get basic health care. Just log in and speak face-to-face with a skilled clinician. Most visits last less than 10 minutes and it’s only $49, some insurance accepted, but not necessary.

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