Cold, flu, and coronavirus care at your fingertips with Teladoc

January 03, 2022

​During cold and flu season it’s good to know board-certified doctors are just a call, click, or tap away 24/7 with Teladoc.

​While fewer people came down with colds and flu in 2020, many experts predict a return to prepandemic levels this winter. With Teladoc, you're prepared for cold and flu season with 24/7 access to board-certified physicians.

Teladoc is a telemedicine option for employees and their family members with medical coverage* through the Board of Pensions. Teladoc doctors are available 24/7 by phone, video, or mobile app to diagnose, treat, and even prescribe medication if needed for common conditions, such as colds, flu, sinus infections, sore throats, and stomach bugs, making it a convenient option for nonemergency healthcare needs. Teladoc doctors can also answer questions about COVID-19 (including the omicron variant) and evaluate your risk. While Teladoc doctors cannot conduct diagnostic testing to confirm diagnoses, they will help guide you to the next step for care. 

Here are three reasons to use Teladoc.

  1. No waiting for an appointment. Teladoc gives you 24/7 access to U.S. Board-certified doctors by phone, video, or mobile app. Just request a consult and a doctor who's licensed in your state will contact you in minutes.
  2. No need to leave the comfort of home. You can consult with a Teladoc doctor from your home or anywhere. Request a consult any time, including nights, weekends, and holidays, when you can't get an appointment with your family doctor.
  3. No surprise bills. You can expect to pay less for a Teladoc consult than you would for a doctor's office visit or a visit to an urgent care center. If you are enrolled in the PPO or EPO, you pay a $10 copay for each Teladoc consult. If you are enrolled in the HDHP, the cost for a Teladoc consult is $45 (you pay the full amount until you meet the annual deductible).

Learn more about Teladoc and set up an account online or on the Teladoc app today. When you set up your account before your first consult, it helps your Teladoc doctor to better treat or advise you.

*Teladoc is not available to members enrolled in Triple-S, GeoBlue, or the Medicare Supplement Plan.