I am partnerning with Intermountain Healthcare to tell you about their Intermountain Connect Care app, but ALL opinions and thoughts are mine!
Have you ever been so sick that you literally would do anything to feel better but you didn’t want to get ready or feel like going to the clinic to see a doctor? I have. In fact, about a month ago I went to bed with a sore throat and woke at 4:30 AM in tears. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t swallow, and I was in so much pain. Since it was so early I took some over-the-counter medication and tried my hardest to go back to sleep. At 7:30 AM I woke Mr. Potter up and, in tears, told him I needed to go to a clinic to see a doctor. He got up with me and we started calling around to see what was open. This was on a Sunday and, as much pain as I was in, I didn’t want to go to the ER because it is too expensive and this wasn’t a life threatening emergency! Of course, since it was a Sunday nothing was open until 9 AM, which was an hour and a half away. I was miserable and in so much pain.
I got dressed and sat around until 8:45 AM and headed out to our local Instacare. I got there a few minutes before 9 AM and the parking lot was already beginning to fill up. It reminded me of Black Friday; patients were rushing to see who could get in the doors first. OK, it really wasn’t that bad. After some time I was checked in and seeing a doctor who determined I had strep throat. After he saw me I got my prescription and headed home. Now, this is a pretty traditional way to be seen for acute sickness but how much better would it have been to be able to get help at 4:30 AM instead of having to wait 4-5 hours? Well, I am so excited to tell you that you no longer have to wait like that and, for just $49, you don’t even have to leave your home.
This is one of the best things ever! Now, I do have to say that I’ve been lucky enough since that I haven’t needed to use this new service since I just learned about it, but I will definitely be using the app next time one of us is sick. Thanks to Intermountain Healthcare’s My Connect Care app we will be able to get the help we need no matter what time it is and won’t even have to leave the house! It is open 24/7/365.
If you want you can even purchase a thermometer that you can use right along with the app. Pretty awesome right?
You can visit with the doctor that you choose to see. You can read all of the reviews for that doctor. I love this because with Instacare you are only able to see the doctor that is working that day. I also love that from this app, if needed, the doctor will send in a prescription to the pharmacy of your choice and you are set. Now, we just need an app that will deliver the medication!!!! HaHaHa. Thanks to the pharmacy drive up, I don’t have to get out of the car or even wear a bra!!!
I am so excited to have this app on my phone because, I kid you not, EVERY time we go on vacation someone from my family gets sick. Our last trip Mr. Potter ended up with shingles. It was so bad and we spent half the day at the doctor’s office trying to figure out what was wrong. Next time, no wait, because we can just use the app without leaving our home or hotel.
So, what are you waiting for? Download the app!
I hope and pray that you don’t have to use it but, when you do, you will be ready.