With NowClinicSM online care, you can talk to a doctor like you would in an exam room. Share your symptoms, receive a diagnosis,1 and even get a prescription,1 if clinically appropriate. Available anytime, anywhere you have Internet access.2
We all want our employees to be healthy. Yet, like most employers, you probably wish they’d make more informed, less costly decisions about where to receive care – and miss work less often for lengthy appointments.
With OptumHealthSM NowClinicSM online care, employees can receive medical care during their lunch hour or at their home when they need care. And, because NowClinic is available around the clock, they’ll be much less likely to resort to unnecessary and expensive urgent care or emergency room visits. In fact, 74% of consumers have indicated they are very likely to use NowClinic online care.3
Employees can turn to NowClinic online care for acute conditions like bronchitis or a sinus infection; for chronic conditions like allergies, insomnia or a urinary tract infection; or for common viral maladies, including coughs, colds and the flu. Most conversations take just 10 minutes, no appointment is necessary – and they don’t require a time-consuming drive across town. And best of all, NowClinic is remarkably simple.
How it works:
- Go online to myNowClinic.com.4
- Click on “Register/Create Account” login and choose a provider.
- Converse like you would in an exam room via Webcam or secure online chat.
- Pay online when the conversation is complete.
A medical visit costs $45 out-of-pocket.5 For other offered services, including seeing a therapist or psychiatrist, the pricing for a visit will always be clear to you before you meet with a clinician or specialist. You can pay for your conversation with a major credit or debit card.6 It’s safe and secure.
For more information, or to see a doctor, clinician or specialist now, go to www.myNowClinic.com.
1 If clinically appropriate. No controlled substances may be prescribed and the availability of other prescriptions may be restricted by law.
2 NowClinic is working on a national expansion. For a list of states where NowClinic is available, please visit www.myNowClinic.com.
3 Source: American Well TNS study, 2009.
4 NowClinic online care requires Internet Explorer version 7 and higher, Firefox version 2.0 or higher or Safari version 4.0 or higher.
5 NowClinic is not currently a part of UHG’s medical insurance plan and is not a covered benefit.
6 Services provided via NowClinic online care are not submitted by NowClinic or the physician to any private or public health third party. You are solely responsible for all fees for services provided via NowClinic online care.
NowClinic is an Internet-based service of OptumHealth that allows consumers to select and interact with independent physicians and other health care providers. Neither NowClinic nor OptumHealth is a health care provider or a health plan. NowClinic is not intended to address emergency or life-threatening medical conditions and should not be used in those circumstances. Your Provider (or Consumer Advisor) will assess whether NowClinic is appropriate for your stated medical conditions.