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Dr. Heidi Lightfoot

Dr. Heidi Lightfoot

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July 16, 2020 Read Time - 4 minutes

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Medically reviewed by Dr. Heidi Lightfoot, MD who is an anesthesiologist in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Alongside her clinical work, she has an interest in medical writing and clinical research.

Cigna Virtual Care – How Telemedicine Helps You

Telemedicine is remote medicine – using modern technology and solutions to transform healthcare as we know it. Health institutions around the world have begun to adopt telemedicine to assess, diagnose and treat patients remotely, leading to faster, more reliable care.

Telemedicine can also benefit rural communities and patients who are unable to travel, or simply don’t want to. Patients can use an app or website to have a consultation with a doctor and receive a video diagnosis. This grants them access to doctors and treatments including prescription medication that they might not otherwise receive.

Doctors can use a variety of technologies to assist their in-home consultations and care. Services like Cigna Virtual Care are taking telemedicine to the next level, offering Cigna member access to virtual care when and where they need it.

Here we’ll be taking a closer look at the many benefits of telemedicine, while reviewing Cigna’s premier services.

The Benefits of Telemedicine

There are so many benefits of telemedicine. Firstly, you’re given instant access to a doctor and a diagnosis, which makes it convenient and easy to stay on top of your health.

All too often, underlying medical conditions progress without treatment, just because we don’t have time or access to a doctor, and many of us hold out on going to a doctor for as long as possible. With the convenience of an online service, you can see a doctor in a fraction of the time you’d spend going into an office, so there’s nothing to stop you from doing so right away.

Another benefit to telemedicine is how it helps those who can’t travel. Whether you’re disabled and find it difficult to get to the doctor, or even if you’re just outright feeling terrible, telemedicine can be the answer.

  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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The Cigna Telehealth Connection

Cigna is a global health company that has been providing high-quality healthcare to patients around the world for many years. Cigna has been offering medical virtual care services since 2007 nationally and continues to enhance and grow its product offering to include behavioral health and specialty care.  

Cigna Virtual Care is available through its partnership with MDLIVE . Cigna members, can access MDLIVE’s virtual doctors at no extra cost as part of their benefits package.

If you are interested in this service, you can get a quote online with your zip code. Cigna virtual care is available via phone or video.

Depending on your condition, the doctor may be able to recommend over-the-counter medications, or provide you with a prescription sent directly to your pharmacy of choice.

The value of the Partnership

MDLIVE has board-certified physicians in all 50 states. Through this partnership Cigna members have easy access to online doctors regardless of where they are.

Cigna Health Information Line

Those who hold an active policy with Cigna can log into their website to find the health information line phone number and contact details. Alternatively, you can phone the customer service number found on your Cigna ID card. The information line is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year – it offers information all the time about when and how to seek treatment.

In addition to the information line and consultation services, Cigna has a wide selection of podcasts about health and wellness. These are all available on the myCigna site, or you can call the Health Information Line to listen to them over the phone.


  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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Receive Treatment Online Today

If you’re already a Cigna member, then do not hesitate to take full advantage of the excellent service they offer. Otherwise, take a look at PlushCare and book an appointment today for world-class services and treatments.

The world’s best healthcare professionals are all available via call or video.

Telemedicine is a wonderful aid to your wellbeing. It’s a fast and convenient way to look after your health and make sure that you’re in good health all the time.

With this service, you don’t need to worry about not having the right medicine at the right time, or the support you need for medical advice – you can consult a physician right away and get your problem sorted.


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Sources

Cigna.com. Health Information Line. Accessed July 16, 2020 at https://www.cigna.com/individuals-families/member-resources/health-information-line

Cigna.com. About Us. Accessed July 16, 2020 at https://www.cigna.com/about-us/

Consumeraffairs.com. Insurance. Accessed July 16, 2020 at https://www.consumeraffairs.com/insurance/cigna_health.html

Most PlushCare articles are reviewed by M.D.s, Ph.Ds, N.P.s, nutritionists and other healthcare professionals. Click here to learn more and meet some of the professionals behind our blog. The PlushCare blog, or any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. For more information click here.

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