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Need Medical Advice at Midnight? Access an ARC Doctor 24/7/365

With the cold weather comes winter illnesses like the cold and flu, and it’s almost always unexpected. If an illness hits at midnight, soon, you will be able to get help when you need it with eMD Access. This new health care service allows you to quickly and easily communicate with an ARC doctor 24/7/365 from anywhere you have online connectivity.

Our doctors can answer your medical questions, treat common ailments, diagnose minor illnesses, write prescriptions, and refer you to other medical professionals and specialists. And, your ARC primary care physician will receive your eMD Access visit summary after each encounter to ensure your medical records are up-to-date. The best part, it works alongside your existing health coverage and does not replace your relationship with your ARC doctor. This means you can keep your current doctor and take advantage of eMD Access for your urgent, late-night medical concerns.

What You Can Do

You can use your mobile phone, tablet, or computer to instant message the doctor on call or book a video visit via our secure mobile and online platform. You can even attach photos and files with your messages. You will enjoy quick and easy access to ARC doctors at any time from the comfort of your home, hotel room, dorm room, work place, park, anywhere you have online access!

How It Works

If your newborn has her first cold, you can log in to eMD Access to ask questions about what to watch for and when to administer over-the-counter medicine. If your son comes down with a fever, you can book a video visit to discuss symptoms and an action plan. When necessary, the eMD Access doctor can refer you to your ARC doctor’s office or the emergency room for further medical care. It’s like having an urgent care facility in your pocket, but without the hassles of getting everyone into the car and driving in traffic!

Some questions you can ask an eMD Access doctor:

  • Do I need to go to the emergency room for this?
  • Can my child go to school tomorrow?
  • Should I go to work tomorrow?
  • Can I take this medication with that one?
  • Is it safe to eat sushi during pregnancy?
  • What type of specialist do I need to see for joint pain?

Some ailments eMD Access can address:

  • Upper respiratory tract symptoms, common cold & flu symptoms
  • Sprains, strains and contusions
  • Bug bites, rashes
  • Cuts, abrasions and other common injuries
  • Isolated urinary symptoms
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Red, itchy eyes
  • Sinus, allergies, pediatric ear pain

eMD Access will be available soon! This is a subscription service and not insurance. It is a service we will soon offer that is separate from your health insurance plan.

You can REQUEST MORE INFORMATION.

Tags: eMD Access, telemedicine

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