How it works
Book a same day appointment from anywhere.
Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.
3 Pick up
We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy or by mail.
We accept these insurance plans and many more!
(The cost of your visit will be the same as your office copay)
PlushCare is HIPAA compliant and uses private and secure electronic health record systems to keep personal medical information safe.
Online Doctor FAQ
Can I get a prescription without seeing a doctor?
Legally, you need to have a consultation with a doctor before you can receive prescription medication. That said, you can get a prescription without going into the doctors office by seeing a doctor online. Online doctors can write prescriptions and prescription refills and will electronically send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice, following your online appointment.
Can I order a prescription online?
While you cannot simply order a prescription online, you can meet with an online doctor to get medication prescribed online. In order to receive prescription medication you must first consult with a medical doctor. This can be done online via phone or video chat. If the doctor finds you may benefit from a prescription they will electronically send one to the pharmacy of your choice. They can also provide you with a doctor’s note, if necessary.
Can online doctors prescribe antibiotics?
Yes, an online doctor can prescribe antibiotics following a virtual consultation. Antibiotics are a prescription medication and therefore you must speak to a doctor before you can receive them. That said, you can meet with an online doctor and get prescribed antibiotics online. In that way you avoid the doctors office and can receive treatment from your home, or on the go!
How can I get a prescription fast?
You can get a prescription fast by skipping the doctors office and meeting with a doctor online. PlushCare offers same-day appointments with board certified doctors from the top 50 U.S. medical schools. The average consultation lasts just 15 minutes. We see patients with or without insurance and our doctors can write new prescriptions and prescription refills for all noncontrolled substances.
Do online doctors work?
What is the best online doctor
There are many online doctor services available. Each offers different types of care and many specialize in one area, such as women’s or men’s health. At PlushCare, we help everyone! Our doctors can treat patients in all 50 states, are available 24/7, 360 days a year, and are all graduates from the top 50 U.S. medical schools. We’re really proud of the care we offer.
Do I need insurance to see an online doctor?
Whether or not you need health insurance to see an online doctor will depend on the telehealth platform. At PlushCare we accept patients with or without health insurance. If you do not have health insurance you can still book an appointment with a PlushCare doctor and receive treatment. We charge a fee of $119 for an appointment without insurance and you can choose to become a member with unlimited access to our doctors for just $14.99 a month.
What if I need a lab test?
I you need to have lab work done before receiving a diagnosis and treatment plan an online doctor can recommend the appropriate lab tests and write you a lab order. PlushCare partners with top labs throughout the country and our doctors will refer you to the closest lab to you after providing you with your lab order. When your results come back from the lab the doctor will reach out for a follow up appointment. Common lab orders our online doctors write are for STD testing and thyroid testing, among others.
How much does an online doctor cost?
The cost of an online doctor will vary depending on the telehealth platform and your insurance status. At PlushCare, we accept patients with or without insurance. The average insured patient pays less than $25 to speak with one of our physicians. For patients without insurance, there is a $119 fee, much less than the average health clinic.
Our Board Certified Online Doctors
At PlushCare, our board certified physicians have trained at one of the top 50 medical institutions in the country, including Stanford, Harvard, UCLA, Yale, UCSF, and Baylor, ensuring that you get quality care from knowledgeable medical professionals. Our online doctors have an average of 15 years experience and a 97% satisfaction rating, they really set us apart!
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Common medications our doctors write prescriptions for are:
High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.
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