Finding telehealth options
Think you might have COVID-19?
- Try these free online screening tools to enter your symptoms and find out what to do next: CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker or COVID-19 Screening Tool .
- COVID-19 testing is available for free at health centers across the country, even if you do not have health insurance. Additional testing sites may be available in your area — contact your doctor or local public health department for more information.
Do you have COVID-19?
- You may be able to get free or reduced cost treatment for COVID-19 related-symptoms. Ask your doctor or health insurance company about your options.
Talk to your doctor about telehealth options
Doctors of many specialties are now integrating telehealth into their practice.
Here are some questions to ask when you call:
- Are you offering telehealth?
- Is a telehealth visit a good choice for my health condition? What types of care can I get using telehealth?
- How do I schedule a telehealth visit?
Find telehealth care through your health insurance
Your health insurance company can help you find doctors who provide virtual medical visits. They can also help you find telehealth companies who mainly operate through web-based portals or apps that can be downloaded onto your phone.
To find out about your options, check your insurance company’s website, see if they have a mobile app, or give them a call.
Find a health center
Health centers provide services regardless of patients’ ability to pay and services are charged on a sliding fee scale. Use this tool to find health centers that offer telehealth and free COVID-19 testing.
- No health insurance
- Private health insurance
Find on-demand telehealth options
Try this Digital Health Directory to find telehealth companies that allow you to make on-demand virtual appointments with a doctor. Some services can be reimbursed by health insurance and some do not require health insurance but charge an out-of-pocket fee.
The directory also covers ongoing specialist services like patient monitoring, diabetes care, and mental health support (for example addiction services and online counseling).
Disclaimer: This list does not constitute an endorsement, certification, or recommendation of specific technology, software, applications, or products.
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