SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctor visits can cost more than just the patient's deductible. The time it takes out of a patient's day is worth a lot, especially if any amount of work is missed. Plus, the patient may also need to get a prescription or lab tests, both of which may cost in both fees and time. That's not to mention transportation to and from the doctor's office. Combine that with potentially high health insurance costs and it's no wonder Americans are putting off doctor visits. Financial Education Benefits Center (FEBC) offers comprehensive financial and lifestyle benefits for their members, soon to include multiple options for remote access to health professionals for a variety of health needs.
Cost isn't the only thing keeping people from seeing their doctor. They could be held back by busy schedules, difficult access to medical facilities, and transportation challenges. But putting off medical care can result in higher costs if health concerns escalate.
"Deciding when to spend the time and money to go see a doctor can be difficult in today's fast-paced world," said Brandon Frere, CEO at FEBC. "To help with that, FEBC will soon offer more than one benefit that allows members to ask a professional for advice before deciding whether it's necessary to go see their primary care doctor."
Telehealth is becoming more popular today, especially for those who feel doctor visits are out of reach. With the ability to get on the phone with a doctor who can quickly answer questions, give advice, or even order prescriptions, patients don't have to worry about making unnecessary, potentially costly doctor visits.
FEBC's remote health benefits will include access by phone or email to board-certified doctors or registered nurses any time of the day. Eligible members can speak with professionals about specific concerns, both physical and mental, or more general topics like nutrition, fitness, and more. Such members can request second opinions and clarification on instructions or test results they received from a doctor visit. And finally, they can seek help in deciding when it's worth the time and money to schedule an in-person visit to their primary care doctor. Note: This benefit is not insurance and should not replace insurance.
"It's important to keep up with your health, and we're hoping that these remote health benefits will allow our members to do so at their own convenience," said Frere. "With the range of topics that these remote doctors and nurses can help our members with, we're happy to give our members access that will help them be the healthiest and happiest they can be."
About Financial Education Benefits Center
Financial Education Benefits Center is located in San Ramon, California. The membership company has already helped thousands save money and obtain the necessary education required to live a financially healthy life.
Financial Education Benefits Center has partnered with several name brand third-party companies to expand the financial and educational products and services available to its members and to provide a variety of wellness services as well.
To learn more about Financial Education Benefits Center, please contact:
Financial Education Benefits Center
2010 Crow Canyon Place Ste. 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
SOURCE Financial Education Benefits Center