Are Telehealth Visits Covered by Insurance?

October 4, 2021
Picture of a sick man attending a telemedicine appointment using his laptop.

If you’re in need of medical care but you don’t want to attend an in-person visit—perhaps you don’t feel up to leaving the house or you want to avoid germ exposure (either to yourself or to others)—there’s an alternative available to you: a Virtual Visit from PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We’re pleased to offer a state-of-the-art telemedicine service that allows patients to connect with our experienced practitioners over a secure videoconferencing platform, all from the comfort of their own home.

You may be wondering if this level of convenience comes with a high price tag. If you’re like many of our patients, cost is one of your top concerns. You’ll be glad to know that our Virtual Visits are often covered by insurance. Coverage will depend on your specific insurance plan, but most commercial health insurance carriers (as well as Medicare and Medicaid) now cover telemedicine visits. You may want to check with your insurance carrier ahead of time to confirm whether your plan covers this type of service. If your insurance plan offers coverage, we’ll be happy to directly bill your carrier for the appointment.

What Insurances Do We Accept?

At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we strive to make our immediate care services as affordable as possible for our patients. With that in mind, we’ve partnered with a wide range of insurance providers, including but not limited to:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Consumer Health Network
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Prime Health Services
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • TriWest (VA)
  • UnitedHealthcare

Click here to find the full list of insurance plans that we accept in each of the states we serve.

What if You Don’t Have Insurance?

Even if you don’t currently have health insurance, or if you’re insured but your plan doesn’t cover telemedicine services, you’re still in luck. PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers a $130 self-pay rate for Virtual Visits. You’ll be able to indicate that you want to pay this way when you go to book your telemedicine appointment online.

How to Schedule a Telehealth Visit

If you’re ready to take advantage of PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s telemedicine service, you can book an appointment by clicking here and selecting the “Book Now” button under your state of residence. You’ll be directed to a screen where you’ll:

  • Choose the date and time for your appointment (our Virtual Visits are available every day of the week with extended evening hours)
  • Explain the reason for your visit
  • Indicate whether you’ve ever been to one of our urgent care centers in the past
  • Provide us with your name, birth date, and contact information
  • Indicate whether you want to pay through insurance or using our self-pay rate

If you have any questions about PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s telehealth visits—including inquiries about payment information and the scheduling process—please don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need.

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