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Why Wait for Allergy Relief?

Why Wait for Allergy Relief?

If you’re experiencing seasonal allergy symptoms, like sneezing, congestion, and runny nose, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 50 million people are affected by seasonal allergies each year. Instead of waiting hours or days to get treatment for your symptoms, Silver Cross Hospital encourages area residents to sign up for Teladoc®  to be able to talk to a doctor in minutes to get relief this allergy season.

Silver Cross Hospital’s, goal is to make it easy for patients to get quality medical care anytime from anywhere.  The Hospital now offers 24/7 access to Teladoc for minor medical conditions including allergies, cold and flu symptoms, sinus problems, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, skin problems, and more. Consumers can talk with a doctor anytime from anywhere through the convenience of phone and video consults for just $49 per consult.

What is Teladoc?

Teladoc is the first and largest telehealth provider in the nation, having performed more than 1.6 million patient visits with an average 94% member satisfaction and resolving 92% of medical issues after the first visit.

Teladoc gives patients 24/7 access to a doctor by web, phone or app. All Teladoc physicians are board-certified, state-licensed and can treat your seasonal allergies. They can even send a prescription to a local pharmacy, when medically necessary or suggest the right over the counter medicine.

To get started, visit or call 1-800-Teladoc (835-2362) to set up an account.  Then simply request a visit and a Teladoc physician will respond to a video or phone request within minutes. Cost per consult is one flat fee of $49. Payment can be made with a credit or debit card; insurance will not be billed.

The Teladoc network of board certified physicians, including family practitioners and pediatricians, are licensed in Illinois and average 20 years of medical experience.

“Teladoc is an affordable option for quality medical care,” said Ruth Colby, Senior Vice President of Business Development/CSO at Silver Cross Hospital.  “It’s a convenient and cost-effective alternative to going to the ER or Urgent Care for non-emergency issues when your doctor is unavailable or you don’t have a regular physician; you are on vacation, a business trip or away from home; or you need a short-term prescription refill.”

“There is no time limit on the virtual visit,” adds Ruth.  “They can even share the information from your visit with your primary care physician with your permission.”

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