Telemedicine Benefits for Employees As described above, Telemedicine provides a subscriber with quick access to a doctor over the phone, email or video call. Unlike an urgent care center, doctor's office, or emergency room, there is no waiting for an appointment in a room full of other sick people. Telemedicine has been found to be an efficient route to care—97% of patients are treated in their first dial-in attempt with an average response time of eight minutes. When appropriate, the consulting doctor can prescribe a medication and send the prescription to the employee's preferred pharmacy. This program can often eliminate visits to a primary care doctor, urgent care center, or ER and the high costs associated with those visits. But it's important to note that all workers in an organization—those who qualify for group benefits and those who do not—can benefit from using Telemedicine. A Telemedicine program can be bundled into your group medical insurance coverage or offered as a voluntary benefit. For employees who can't afford to pay the premium for group benefits, or who are part-time, 1099 contract workers, or seasonal, Telemedicine can give them direct access to affordable healthcare. Saves Time Online doctor visit convenient, immediate and saves time. No long waits to get in to see a doctor and no time off of work. Saves Money Telemedicine reduces costly and unnecessary office visits, urgent care visits and emergency room visits. Easier Access For people who travel, work in rural locations or live in underserved cities, Telemedicine can sometimes mean receiving care or not. Increased Satisfaction As consult fees are typically lower than out-of-pocket copays, patients can save money when utilizing Telemedicine.