Video urgent care visits are telemedicine visits for any urgent needs. While most urgent cares may charge you $125 or more for a walk-in visit without insurance in California, you can see a doctor on Sesame for something urgent for as low as $35 depending on your location. Doctors, primary care physicians, and NPs on Sesame offer quality care for a range of urgent needs, like sore throats, sprains, questions and concerns about coronavirus, UTIs and other infections, and other non-life threatening conditions. Nope, it's not too good to be true. It's healthcare the way you wish it would be: simple and affordable.
What are reasons to book a video urgent care visit and how much will it cost?
Video urgent care offers patients on Sesame the ability to get care quickly for a range of conditions in California, regardless of their insurance status. If you have medicare, if you're uninsured, on a high deductible plan, or have one of many insurance plans, doctors on Sesame list one, upfront fee for care. In many states, you can see a doctor for something urgent for as low as $30 on Sesame.
Can I get X-rays and other imaging through Sesame?
Yes, but not through a video urgent care visit. While our doctors can't offer digital X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging over video, we do offer affordable imaging services with state of the art imaging in cities across the country.
When should I book an urgent care visit or go to an urgent care?
If you are in need of medical care for a non-life threatening condition, you should check in with a doctor as soon as you can. Addressing a condition or symptom early can help your doctor get ahead of it and craft a treatment plan that fits your specific medical needs. If you're experiencing a life-threatening condition, call 911 immediately or visit an emergency room.
Should I book an urgent care visit or go to the emergency room?
If you're experiencing a medical emergency or any life-threatening symptoms or conditions, you call 911 immediately or visit the emergency room or emergency department of a local clinic as soon as possible. If you have an urgent need for a non-life threatening condition, you should be able to address your concerns through an urgent care visit. Note that on Sesame, urgent care visits may not necessarily be through an urgent care that's part of the urgent care association or some kind of body that offers urgent care accreditation. Instead, our visits are always with quality board-certified doctors and providers who have experience treating and caring for patients in California.
What medical conditions do the video visits or urgent care centers treat?
You can address a range of conditions during a video urgent care visit, including colds, UTIs and other vaginal infections, rashes and severe skin irritation, questions about vaccinations and COVID-19, and general concerns about your health and wellness. During the coronavirus pandemic, many urgent cares have offered rapid testing, antibody testing, and more COVID-19 testing options. While you can't be tested for COVID-19 over video, Sesame does offer video COVID-19 screenings as well as in-person testing across the country.
How long does it take to get seen at an urgent care?
At some urgent cares or medical centers, you may experience long wait times. But not with Sesame. When you book a virtual visit with Sesame, you'll never experience a wait time or line. On Sesame, you can see a doctor in a matter of minutes, whether you live in Hartford, Connecticut, Dallas, Texas, or any other city across the United States.
What should I bring to a video urgent care visit?
Come prepared to discuss any symptoms or conditions you may be experiencing, as well as any questions you may have for your doctor. During your visit, your doctor will likely ask about your medical history, your symptoms or any underlying conditions, as well as any medication you may currently be taking.