But what I told you that you could get your child checked out by a doctor and not have to sit in the waiting room with other potential illnesses and a screaming, fussy child who doesn't understand why they can't run around and get underfoot?
What if I told you that you could do so from the comfort of your own home, in your PJ's?
Would you tell me that I'm living in the past and doctors don't make house calls? If so, you're right. They don't. But I'm not living in the past. I am living in the future. Where you can have an appointment with a registered doctor via computer, smartphone or tablet. All you need is video capabilities and internet and a BC Care Card.
There is no fee for their service, it's all covered by MSP, just as a regular doctor. Because that's what they are. They are regular doctors. They aren't med students in training, they aren't people that are googling your symptoms or walking you through WebMD diagnoses. They are fully trained, fully licensed doctors. And they are at your finger tips.
This is such an amazing program for seniors who can't drive to their doctor and aren't as mobile as they once were. Or for someone who can never quite squeeze in a doctors visit in their daily life. Or for the stay-at-home mom with five kids that can't even imagine dragging them all to the doctors for a refill prescription for cream for little Johnny, so he has gone a week without.
They can give you referrals, follow ups and even write you a prescription. Unfortunately, you will have to get dressed (or don't, we won't judge) to go pick up your prescription from the pharmacy.
As Medeo says on their website : "We're re-inventing the house call" And they most definitely are!
Visit them at https://medeo.ca/ or on Facebook
They have an app on iTunes for those with iPhones and iPads
Their hours are Monday-Friday 7am-10pm and Saturday 9am-3pm.
This is only available to BC residents with a valid Care Card.