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Online Doctor Consultation Services

Online doctor consultation are rapidly gaining popularity these days as more health insurers offer telemedicine services to help cut costs. Studies have shown that virtual care may effectively used to treat common problems such as flu, acne, deer tick bites, sinus and urinary tract infections. Video doctor consultations can save patients a lot in time and convenience.

At $40-50 they typically cost approximately the same as a traditional doctor consultation co-pay, but can also be as inexpensive as a $10 per month subscription. Check out this list of telehealth consultation services below to find an online doctor consultation service that fits your family's needs.

Want to find out more about telemedicine? Read our comprehensive telemedicine guide here.

Where To Go For A Online Doctor Consultation

  • Immediate access to doctors & therapists 24/7/365
  • Video or phone consultations
  • 11 minute response time
$45 per consultation or by monthly plan
Currently #2 in market share, MDLIVE is looking to surpass Teladoc this year. Its investors include the Heritage Group – owned by 250 major hospitals in the US.

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  • 24/7 access to US board doctors
  • phone and online video consultations
  • 16 minute avg callback time
$38 per consultation + annual fee ($150 or less)
Currently #1 in market share, Teladoc was late to providing video and is likely to slip off its #1 position this year.
  • Faster, Easier Doctor Visits
  • 24/7/365 on-demand video consultations
  • On web, mobile (iOS, Android), and kiosk
$49.95 per 10 min.
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  • Video consultations on iOS and Android devices
  • Available 4 am-11 pm PST
  • Service in 31 states currently
$40 per 15 min.
Its founder and CEO is the son of Dr. Phil (talk show celebrity). Its investors include A-list big shots such as Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.

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  • Video consultations on iOS and Android devices
  • Online Video Consultation through Smart Phone, Mobile Device or Computer with Urgent Care Doctors + Online Therapists
  • Available 7 Days-A-Week 9AM – 8PM
  • 5 Minute Average Wait Time
Urgent Care – $30 with no Health Insurance
Or Less depending on Insurance Plan

Online Therapy – $40 & Up
Most Insurances Accepted
CareConnect is a non-profit provider whose aim is to provide excellent service and accessible care to anyone. It operates in 45 locations across 22 counties in Georgia.

InstaVisit, its virtual service, is available to anyone in the state of Georgia.
  • Premier Locum Medical Staffing both online and onsite
  • Physicians Owned and Led
  • Supported with VSee Telehealth Technology
Employer Contracted
The first physician owned and led online marketplace for telehealth and locum medical staffing.

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  • Concierge Medicine for Everyone
  • Unlimited 24/7 live phone, video, chat consultations
  • Actionable health checklists, news, & tips personalized by a doctor
  • Priority answers to health questions
HealthTap, best known for its vast online database of health questions answered by real doctors, is now grabbing a spot in the concierge healthcare space with its new Prime service offering with unlimited 24/7 virtual doctor visits

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  • Unlimited 24/7 live phone, video, chat consultations
  • iOS & Android mobile app
  • Available in 44 states
$49/visit or co-pay if not fully covered by health plan
LiveHealth Online powered by AmericanWell / Vidyo has been picked up by health insurer WellPoint / Anthem. First piloted in 2013 in California and Ohio. WellPoint / Anthem began a mass rollout to several states in 2014 including Minnesota, Virginia, Kentucky, Maine…and most recently, Massachusetts.

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  • On-call remote specialists solutions
  • 24/7/365 call center – 15 minute response time
  • videoconferencing endpoints
  • technology & infrastructure setup
This is of the oldest telemedicine services around and has done over 100K calls. It just raised $32M from Warburg Pincus in Jan, 2014.
  • Online Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Diagnosis & treatment plan in 30 minutes
  • 24/7 online clinic
  • Follow-up phone call available
$40 per consultation or insurance co-pay
One of the most beautifully designed user experiences for online consultation and diagnosis, they are part of Health Partners.
  • First of its kind second opinion
  • direct access to U.S. medical specialists
  • video and phone consultations
  • specialist consultation in 3 days
$3000 per case
2nd.MD has taken a different slant on virtual care by using video consults to quickly get patients a specialist consultation that might otherwise take weeks or months to schedule.
  • Services are available 24/7
  • Most insurance plans are accepted
  • There is a copay for most services
  • Appointments can be scheduled online or by phone
Each online clinic sets its own prices, and prices vary for each treatment. To compare prices, visit the condition page for the treatment. The cost of medication isn’t included in the visit. If a clinician writes a prescription, patient can buy the medication from the pharmacy of their choice.

Amazon Clinic accepts all major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, etc.), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) cards
Amazon Clinic is a good option for patients who need a quick check-in or who want to refill a prescription. Patients can search for a particular ailment, such as acne, allergies, or a UTI, and then scroll through a list of providers and how much they cost. After filling out a quick intake form, patients can message with their provider virtually.
  • 24/7/365 radiology & teleradiology services & interpretation
  • Consults by top USA radiology experts
  • 15 min. turnaround for ER cases
competitive, volume-based rates
USARAD is a physician-owned, Joint Commission-accredited radiology services company which created the award-winning "Radiology-on-Demand®" platform
  • 24/7/365 access to US specialist doctors
  • Email, phone, & video consults
  • 1 hour to 24 hour turnaround time
$49+, membership plans available for individuals, families, and employers
Similar to 2ndMD, SecondOpinions provides second opinion consultations in all areas of medicine, including radiology to connect "patients around the globe with some of the world's best doctors."
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