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What is Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE?

With Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE, you can access a provider from your home, office, or on the go- 24/7/365. Our Board Certified providers can visit with you either by phone or secure video to help treat any non-emergency medical conditions. Our providers can diagnose your symptoms, prescribe medication, and send prescriptions to your pharmacy of choice.*

Is Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE appropriate for every medical condition?

No. Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE is designed to handle non-emergency medical issues. You should not use Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE if you are experiencing a medical emergency. In case of a medical life threatening emergency, you should dial 911 immediately. While Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE is not intended to replace your primary care provider for common or chronic conditions, a virtual provider’s appointment can sometimes substitute a provider’s office, urgent care, or an emergency room visit.

What are the most common conditions you treat?

Our providers are trained to treat a wide range of conditions. Some of the most common are:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear Problems
  • Fever *
  • Flu
  • Headache
  • Insect Bites
  • Nausea
  • Pink Eye
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Sore Throats
  • Urinary problems/UTI *
  • Vaginitis
  • Vomiting
How do I sign up for Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE and activate my account?

You can easily sign up and activate your account by using one the following methods:

  1. Go online and visit: https://mdlive.com/centurahealth
  2. Call our toll free number: 1-888-905-7502
  3. Download our Mobile App, available on the iTunes store and Google Play.
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When can I start using my Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE service?

You can start using Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE immediately after you sign up and activate your account. Sign up and activation are totally free. If you are required to pay, you will only be asked for your credit card information after you visit with a provider. Once you have a Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE account, you can browse provider profiles, view available appointment times, and schedule an appointment with the provider of your choice. Want to go one step further? Be sure to fill out your medical history profile to better prepare your Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE provider for your appointment.

When is Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE available?

Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, even on holidays. Use Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE anytime you have a non-emergency medical condition, are unable to see your primary care provider, or when you simply prefer a convenient, cost effective alternative to the emergency room, urgent care center, or clinic.

Where is Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE available?

Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE is available anywhere in the United States**. Our network of Board Certified providers will be provided to you based on the state you are located. We make sure that each provider is fully licensed to practice medicine in your state.

How much does it cost to use Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE?

Getting started is totally free. If you're receiving Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE as part of a group benefit, you may not be required to pay at all. If you are required to pay, you will only be charged after you choose to consult with a provider and your appointment time and payment information are confirmed. You can cancel your appointment and receive a full refund, provided that you cancel at least 24 hours before your appointment time. Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE accepts most major credit and debit cards. Credit Cards

Can Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE be accessed on mobile devices?

Yes, Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE can be accessed on most mobile devices with an Internet connection. Our Mobile App is available for download in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store. Apple Store Google Play

Who are the Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE providers?

All Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE providers are U.S. Board Certified and able to treat a wide range of patients and conditions.

Following each consultation, our members are given a survey to evaluate their provider and appointment.

The results are analyzed and reviewed for quality assurance and used as part of our continuous improvement process. Selected provider consultations are also reviewed by our internal medical board.

Can a provider prescribe medication as part of a Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE visit?

Yes, if the provider believes medication is warranted, he or she can write a prescription for non-narcotic medications (i.e. no controlled substances), which can be sent directly to the pharmacy of your choice.* As soon your consultation is over, your prescription will be sent electronically to one of over 65,000 pharmacies to choose from. If for any reason your pharmacy is unable to receive e-prescriptions, a traditional prescription is generated for our providers to sign and fax. All prescriptions are fully compliant and include all required information.

Is Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE safe and private?

Yes, Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE is safe and private. Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE is compliant with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and will only share your information with your selected provider and pharmacy.

What system requirements do I need for Centura Health Virtual Care powered by MDLIVE videoconferencing?

To use video conferencing you need:

  • Windows®7, Vista, or XP
  • A Mac running OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or superior.
  • Highspeed internet connection
  • A webcam with at least 1.3 megapixels
  • Microphone (most webcams already have microphone built in)

After you set up an account, you will be able to use a simple online simulation to test your configuration and check if you are ready for a virtual consultation.

I have a question that isn’t listed here. Can you help me?

Don’t see your question? Don’t worry. Just call us at 1-888-905-7502. We have highly trained health service specialists standing by to take your call, 24/7/365.

Disclaimers

* Please note: Some state laws require that a doctor can only prescribe medication in certain situations and subject to certain limitations.

* MDLIVE physicians may not treat any children with urinary symptoms.


* Parents/guardian will be required to complete a different medical history disclosure form for children under the age of 36-months prior to making an appointment with an MDLIVE physician. Children under 36 months who present with fever must be referred to their pediatrician (medical home), child-friendly urgent care center or emergency department for clinical evaluation and care.


MDLIVE does not replace the primary care physician. MDLIVE is not an insurance product nor a prescription fulfillment warehouse. MDLIVE operates subject to state regulation and may not be available in certain states. MDLIVE does not guarantee that a prescription will be written. MDLIVE does not prescribe DEA controlled substances, non-therapeutic drugs and certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. MDLIVE physicians reserve the right to deny care for potential misuse of services. MDLIVE and the MDLIVE logo are registered trademarks of MDLIVE, Inc. and may not be used without written permission. For complete terms of use visit https://members.mdlive.com/centurahealth/terms_of_use

MDLIVE Prescription Policy

Providers providing consultations for MDLIVE members offer prescriptions for a wide range of products that deliver direct medicinal value. These include, but are not limited to, drug classes such as antibiotics and antihistamines. Convenience prescriptions for maintenance medicines may also be obtained in cases where a member is in transition to a new insurance plan or provider.

It is important to note that MDLIVE is not a drug fulfillment warehouse. In the event a provider does prescribe medication, he/she will usually limit the supply to no more than thirty days. Patients with chronic illnesses should visit their primary care providers or other specialists for extended care. MDLIVE providers do not issue prescriptions for substances controlled by the DEA, for non-therapeutic use, and/or those which may be harmful (potential for abuse or addiction). For a current list of DEA controlled substances, visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/

** MDLIVE Services are limited to only video consultations with the ability to prescribe in Idaho. In Arkansas, an initial visit must be completed via video. After an initial visit, subsequent consultations may be completed via phone.

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