Receive first-class medical care from your phone – and get rewarded
GEHA | February 1, 2021
Telehealth has become an attractive option during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing a way to access quality medical care while reducing the risk of exposure.
Even better, all GEHA medical plan members can earn $50 to use on qualified medical expenses when they complete their first MDLIVE telehealth visit of the year.
Here are some other reasons to try telehealth:
- No transportation necessary
- No need to take time off work
- No child or elder care issues
- Less cost or even no cost for GEHA members*
- Less chance of catching a new illness
- Less time in the waiting room
- Access to specialists
- On-demand options
GEHA telehealth benefit
GEHA medical members are eligible for telehealth powered by MDLIVE.
Consult with a board-certified doctor by phone, secure video or MDLIVE app, anytime and anywhere. Licensed behavioral health therapists are also available by appointment via secure video, including follow-up visits after inpatient hospitalization.
Follow-up visits after emergency department visits for substance abuse or behavioral health.
Average wait time is less than 10 minutes to see a state-licensed, board-certified physician averaging 15 years of practice experience.
Your covered dependents are also eligible. Pediatricians are available 24/7 to serve your youngest family members.
MDLIVE is designed to handle non-emergency medical conditions (including dermatology) and behavioral health issues and can often substitute for a doctor’s office, urgent care center or emergency room visit. Telehealth is not intended to replace your primary care doctor or to be used in life-threatening emergencies. Find more information or activate your account.
GEHA medical members also get access to 24-hour health advice via phone or video with a registered nurse. Health Advice Line nurses can help evaluate symptoms and determine an appropriate method of treatment, which may include home-based remedies, referral to an urgent care facility or walk-in clinic, or accessing the telemedicine service to speak with a physician.
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*HDHP plans members are responsible for 100% of the plan allowance until they meet their deductible. After HDHP members meet their deductible they will be charged by MDLIVE, but GEHA will reimburse them 100% of the plan allowance. Learn more.
This is a brief description of the features of the Elevate, HDHP, Standard Option, Elevate Plus and High Option medical plans. Please read the plan’s Federal brochures RI-006 (High and Standard Options), RI 71-014 (HDHP) or RI 71-018 (Elevate and Elevate Plus), available at geha.com/PlanBrochure. All benefits are subject to the definitions, limitations, and exclusions set forth in the Federal brochure.
“Advantages of telemedicine for patients.” chironhealth.com, Chiron Health.