Frequently Asked Questions

For more information or for any questions not listed, feel free to call Cigna HealthSpring AZ, toll-free at 888-632-2738.
What is MDLIVE?

With MDLIVE, you can talk with a doctor from your home, office, or on the go. They are available 7 days a week. Our board-certified doctors can visit with you by phone or secure video. They can treat most non-emergency medical conditions.

If you have a behavioral health condition scroll down to the Behavioral Therapy section of this document for more information.
Our doctors can: • Identify your symptoms • Prescribe medication • Send prescriptions to your pharmacy of choice. It is your responsibility to ensure that the pharmacy you choose is in the Cigna Medicare Advantage Plan’s network in order to receive in-network benefits.

Is MDLIVE for every medical condition?

No. MDLIVE is for non-emergency medical issues. You should not use MDLIVE if you are having a medical emergency. In case of a medical life-threatening emergency, you should dial 911 right away. While MDLIVE is not intended to replace your primary care provider for common or chronic conditions, a virtual doctor’s appointment can sometimes substitute a doctor’s office, urgent care, or an emergency room visit.

What are the most common conditions you treat?

Our doctors 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 MDLIVE and start my MDLIVE account?

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

  1. Go online and visit: https://www.mdlive.com/cignamedicareaz
  2. Call our toll free number: 888-632-2738
  3. Download our Mobile App, available on the App Store® and Google Play™.
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When can I start using my MDLIVE service?

You can start using MDLIVE right after you sign up and set up your account. Once you have an MDLIVE account, you can look at the different doctors. You can see open times. Then you can set a visit time with the doctor of your choice or choose the first available. Be sure to fill out your medical history to help your MDLIVE doctor for your visit.

When is MDLIVE available?

MDLIVE is available 7 days a week, even on holidays. Use MDLIVE anytime you have a non-emergency medical condition and can’t see your doctor. Or when you want an easy choice from the Emergency Room, urgent care center, or clinic.

Where is MDLIVE available?

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 MDLIVE?

Getting started is totally free. If you're receiving 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. MDLIVE accepts most major credit and debit cards. Credit Cards

Can MDLIVE be accessed on mobile devices?

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

Who are MDLIVE providers?

All MDLIVE providers are U.S. board certified. They can treat a wide range of conditions. Following each visit, our members are given a survey about their provider and visit. We review the results for quality assurance. We use them to improve our services. Some providers are also reviewed by our internal medical board.

Can a provider prescribe medication as part of an MDLIVE visit?

Yes, if the MDLIVE provider believes medication is needed, he or she can write a prescription. This will be sent directly to the pharmacy of your choice. * It is your responsibility to ensure that the pharmacy you choose is in the network in order to receive in-network benefits.

Is MDLIVE safe and private?

Yes, MDLIVE is safe and private. 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 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? Just call us at 866-301-8658 (TTY:1-800-770-5531). We have highly trained health service specialists standing by to take your call, anytime 24/7/365

MDLIVE, INC. NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER:


MDLIVE is an Internet-based service allowing individuals to select and interact with independent healthcare and behavioral health professionals. MDLIVE does not provide healthcare or behavioral health services.. MDLIVE is not an insurance product or a prescription fulfillment warehouse. MDLIVE is not intended to replace a personal relationship with a medical or behavioral healthcare provider. No statement is intended to imply that any person should seek services or treatment or that MDLIVE should be used in place of treatment recommended by a healthcare professional. MDLIVE operates subject to state and federal regulation and all or some of its products or services 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, drugs of concern and certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. MDLIVE makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any products, procedures, prescriptions, treatments, services, advice, opinions, healthcare professionals or any other information contained on or available through MDLIVE.MDLIVE reserves the right in its sole discretion to deny access for potential misuse of services or any other misconduct. MDLIVE and the MDLIVE logo are registered trademarks of MDLIVE, Inc. and may not be used without permission. For complete terms of use visit mdlive.com/cignamedicareaz/terms_of_use


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 mdlive.com/cignamedicareaz/terms_of_use


MDLIVE Prescription Policy


Doctors 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.


It is important to note that MDLIVE is not a drug fulfillment warehouse. In the event a doctor 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 doctors or other specialists for extended care. MDLIVE doctors 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/


** In Arkansas and Idaho; an initial visit must be completed via video. After an initial visit, subsequent consultations may be completed via phone.