Telemedicine Service Aimed at Truck Drivers

Truckers MedCallAssist is a new telemedicine program designed to connect truck drivers instantly with a board-certified emergency-trained physician 24 hours a day.

The program is a new service offered by Wright Media, which has developed multiple mobile applications andproducts in the trucking industry.

Truckers MedCallAssist is a fast way for drivers to get medical care on the road, either by making a phone call or by using the free MedCallAssist mobile app. It can be used by drivers in any emergency or non-emergency situation and doesn’t require an appointment. The program gives truck drivers 24/7 immediate access to a physician who can advise and prescribe medication over the phone.

The program alleviates co-pays and deductibles. It is also HSA and FSA approved along and is HIPAA-compliant.

“There is no need to delay care anymore and just try to sleep it off,” said Blaise Dietz, CEO for GetMedCallAssist. “We don’t want drivers trying to diagnose themselves – we take all calls immediately.”

Physicians can prescribe medicine for the driver at any pharmacy in the U.S. The program also includes a FDA-registered prescription medical kit for each driver, which comes with prescribed non-narcotic medications that drivers can use safely on the road.

The mobile app gives drivers access to their health records and allows them to connect with doctors online.

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http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/drivers/news/story/2014/07/telemedicine-service-aimed-at-truck-drivers.aspx

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