I will be the first to admit, even with 3 kids, I wait until it’s absolutely necessary to go to the doctor before I call in. And, even then, it’s usually to the clinic at our family practice because it takes a good two weeks to actually see our family doctor. Because of that fact alone, we put off the doctor and end up in the emergency room more than we would like to.
When I found out about GOeVisit SmartExam, I immediately went to check it out. It’s an app available on your phone, tablet or computer. From the app, you choose what you think your issue is from the list of things they can treat (ex: UTIs, Birth control, and even breastfeeding concerns). They will prompt you to complete a short clinical interview to dig a bit deeper into your issues so that they can properly diagnose. From there, a Canadian medical practitioner gives you a diagnosis and a treatment plan, as your family doctor would. You receive your plan via a secure link and if you are in need of a prescription, they send it right away to your pharmacy.
Between the struggles to not only get a family doctor but be seen by one in a timely fashion, this app comes at the perfect time and as a complement to the Canadian healthcare system. You can access it privately and securely 24 hours a day.
With International Women’s day here, it was so important for me to work with a company who makes it easier for us moms who have so much on our plates as it is, to be able to get the help we need on our own (and our family’s) schedule.
Whether it’s at 4 AM and your little one is sick with a high fever and you just don’t know what to do, or you are having issues with your lady bits but can’t find time in the day to get yourself checked, they have you covered.
So, here are 5 reasons why I signed up for GOeVisit SmartExam
- It works on your schedule
Between school and daycare, work and all the other things we balance in the run of a day, we can fit our healthcare into our own time.
- You can access a clinical interview 24/7
Because sickness and motherhood are 24 hours, so is the ability to get help. There have been many nights of us worrying what to do when one of the kids’ fevers spiked*, or something seemed off and with an hour-long drive to our closest children’s hospital, this app allows a feeling of safety when you know something could be wrong.
- You don’t have to leave your home when you are ill
Leaving home when you are ill is the last thing you want to do. Whether it’s taking your kids out when they feel awful or trying to work up the energy to get yourself there, usually with kids in tow, that is not an issue with GOeVisit.
- Goodbye germ-infested waiting rooms
I have had so many messages from people since becoming a mom about the fear of taking their kids into a doctor’s office, especially when they are worried their kids might catch something worse than what you are even there to be seen for.
- Complements your family doctor
With family doctors being scarce and busy in Canada, this complements the system and takes the burden off for patients with minor illnesses that can be safely treated virtually. Plus you get to avoid the long wait times at a walk-in clinic.
Right now, in celebration of International Women’s Day, you can get 2 months of free access to test out GOeVisit for yourself. You can use this link to download the app http://bit.ly/GOEIWD20.
Every time you complete your visit, enter my promo code KATIE2 to receive your visit for free. If you do sign-up, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the services.
Thank you GOeVisit SmartExam for supporting our family by sponsoring this blog post.
*GOeVisit cannot be used for children under the age of 2