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Have a sore throat and don’t feel like driving to the doctor or sitting in a waiting room? Access convenient, high-quality care right from the comfort of your own home.

Mother and child using Connect Care to talk with a doctor online

It's 3 a.m. and your child is crying and sick, what do you do? You don't want to go to the emergency room since that's expensive and you don't have an emergency, and did we mention it's the middle of the night?

Nowadays, you have 24/7 care options with Intermountain Connect Care®. So, don't go anywhere, grab your smart phone, tablet, or computer and literally connect to care. Web-based video apps, like Connect Care, make it easy to talk to a clinician about your nonemergency issue whenever and wherever.

Connect Care makes it easy to speak to a provider within minutes. They can even prescribe certain medications and will call it in to your preferred pharmacy. Connect Care is covered by most SelectHealth plans. Connect Care visits cost no more than $49 and may be covered by your insurance plan. That’s worth the cost for staying in your jammies and keeping your germs to yourself.

In some situations, the provider might think that you need to be seen in person (i.e., if you need a physical exam or medical testing). If that happens, you won’t be charged for the visit—but you’ll have to pull yourself together and go to a clinic.

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Most Connect Care visits are for your average cold and flu, but they will take care of you for a variety of ailments:  

  • Seasonal allergies
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Minor burns/rashes/skin infections
  • Bee stings and bug bites
  • Cough
  • Eye infection
  • Joint pain/strain
  • Sinus pain/pressure
  • Urinary pain  

So, next time you or a family member is feeling subpar, get comfy, grab your tissues and your smart phone, and chat with a clinician on Connect Care. Being sick never felt so good.

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Connect Care does not treat patients for emergency illnesses. If you feel you are experiencing an emergency medical problem, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

SelectHealth coverage varies by plan. Medicare does not currently cover these visits, but you can receive these services through self-pay of $49. If you have questions about your coverage, call Member Services at 800-538-5038 weekdays, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. TTY users, please call 711.

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Sandy Patton

Sandy is a Marketing Communications Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for 15 years. Her prior roles include health education and wellness coaching.