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Telemedicine or emergency room?

Hospitals continue to be overcrowded and understaffed, with wait times appearing to increase every week.

Urgent care is another option, but it appears they’re also crowded. So what’s left?

Telemedicine is turning into a more common option for people seeking medical care.

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People are encouraged to assess their situation and see if a trip to urgent care or the ER in person is necessary, and go from there.

Many insurers offer telemedicine through themselves, which can be a start for non-emergency situations. If the situations turns out to be urgent, there is always the option for the telemedicine doctor or nurse to deploy emergency services.

Telemedicine may be the cheaper and more efficient option in many cases.

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