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It might be hard to believe, but even doctors and nurses can get sick. And when they do, they need to go to the emergency room or urgent care facility just like everyone else. We know just how inconvenient this can be for someone as busy as these medical professionals, which is one of the reasons why we offer our telemedicine services. These professionals already work 24-hour shifts — when will they have time to stop at a separate facility, get checked out, and have a prescription filled?

By providing direct-to-consumer telemedicine services via phone call, web browser, and mobile phone for customers in the North Carolina area, we can help make this situation a lot easier for both healthcare workers and their employers. Our telemedicine platform creates healthcare cost savings while also making it much easier for people to get the care they need when they’re sick. There’s no more spending your day off in the emergency room and wasting money on an expensive co-pay.

Don’t believe us? Let’s consider one of the clients we’ve been working with since 2016 — UNC Lenoir Health Care. They came to us looking for a way to bring an easy-to-access service to their employees. And, I’m pleased to say, we delivered.

Since UNC Lenoir implemented our service three years ago, the initial cost has already paid for itself. Not only do employees not have to pay anything upfront to see a doctor, but they also don’t have to take time off work, saving the company even more. In fact, our case study found that 90 percent of UNC Lenoir employees said RelyMD helped them get back to work faster than they otherwise would have.

We provide UNC Lenoir with 24/7/365 access to healthcare, and because of that, they’ve been able to reap a huge HR benefit. Their employees are now able to see a provider within 10 minutes, giving them peace of mind when it comes to their own well-being. They feel satisfied with their healthcare even though they’re paying far less than before.

To see more on the specific cost savings UNC Lenoir has realized, we invite you to check out our case study. It goes into greater detail about urgent care and emergency department costs, as well as just how much UNC Lenoir has saved over the past three years (hint: it’s a lot).

Download the updated case study here.