The 15 Best Telemedicine Providers of 2020

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Americans love convenience. But our need for convenience is there for a reason.  Yes, some things have gone a little too far when it comes to convenience such as the two hour grocery shipping policy offered by some online grocery chains, and phrases like “hey Alexa” are now replacing a good old fashioned search query. Those are just a couple of examples of how convenience really clouds what is necessary.  But the convenience of online medicine is more than just another American whimsy- because of our healthcare system and our work demands for most people telemedicine is an absolute necessity.  

Even the idea that you may have to book a doctor’s appointment can be enough to put you off getting to the bottom of your medical concern.  For many booking an appointment with your doctor is a Catch 22. Just because your doctor’s office has an availability doesn’t mean your boss is going to be as flexible.  And showing up for an appointment late because of yet another horrendous traffic jam only to find out that you lost your slot and have to start all over is enough to make you scream.  Add to this fun mix that being sick and being in public stressed out simply exacerbate the symptoms. Finding that bill in the mail in the triple digits for what seemed like a routine lab makes our healthcare system look more like a biting piece of satire than a human right.  Still, politicians may be far off from coming up with a workable solution. Enter telemedicine. 

Telemedicine offers a very good option for every American looking to improve their access to health care. Whether you are swamped at work, finding your child sick in the middle of the night (again), completely uninsured, have just received a diagnosis of cancer and are looking for a second opinion, or are simply looking for a cheaper and quicker solution to well being.  Try telemedicine. Overwhelmingly, clients have reported that they are impressed and satisfied with their experience and will be doing this again. These services offer a very good solution to what likely feels like a broken healthcare system. Most of these services are risk-free so you won’t be charged until you have actually booked a consultation.  

To rate the best telemedicine providers we took a look at their prices, delivery methods, and range of conditions they treat. Take a look! 

1. MD Live 

MD Live offers a wide range of medical services including skin, health, and mental health concerns. They have 24/7 access which means you can avoid heading into the emergency room. 

Pricing Guide: 

  • Urgent Care: $75
  • Counseling: $99
  • Psychiatry: $259
  • Dermatology: $69

They can have prescription medications shipped to your pharmacy. MDLive treats over 50 common medical ailments like: 

  • Flu
  • Allergies
  • UTIs 
  • Pink Eye 
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea 
  • And More 

Register with MDLive’s secure app and you will be good to go!

2. iclinic

iCliniq is an online directory that connects you with virtual doctors in all 50 states and internationally as well. There are dozens of specialties from which to choose. 

Consult prices: 

  • Initial Inquiry: $19.99
  • Discussion with Doctor: $29.99

You can query the site based on the doctor’s name or their specialty.  They have an extensive list including: 

  • General Medicine 
  • Ayurvedic 
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Endocrinology
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Naturopathy
  • Medical Oncology
  • And More 

Sign up for their services online. 

3. LiveHealth Online 

LiveHealth Online is a convenient online medical service that offers fast and affordable medical solutions 365 days a year 24/7.  They offer medical, psychological, psychiatry, and allergy services.  

Pricing Guide: 

  • Medical pricing: Generally $59
  • Psychology pricing: $95, $85 
  • Psychiatry: $175 initial, $75 follow-up

Some of the common reasons to call LiveHealth Online include 

  • Flu
  • Anxiety
  • Rash
  • Tooth pain
  • Allergies
  • Cold
  • Diarrhea
  • Stress
  • Skin Conditions
  • Sore Throat 
  • And More 

If you are looking for high-quality convenient medial appointments check out LiveHealth Online. 

4. Teladoc

People love Teladoc and it’s no wonder.  They are professional, convenient and offer a wide range of services.  Simply download their app and fill in a brief medical history and you will be ready to go. 

Pricing Guide: 

  • Everyday Care: $49 or less 
  • Dermatology: $75 or less 
  • Mental Health: Therapist $80, Psychiatrist is $200 for initial visit then $95 follow-ups

You can find solutions to many common health concerns including conditions like: 

  • Cold
  • UTIs
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Ear Infection
  • Flu
  • Allergies
  • And More 

Your employer and health plan do affect which services are covered. This app-based service is easy and convenient. 

5. American Ecare

American Ecare is an app-based service that welcomes individuals with myriad of medical concerns. They even have an Urgent Care service. You simply need to download their app and you will be ready to get started. You can browse through services or learn more about individual physicians. 

Pricing Guide: 

  • Insurance Determines the Price 

Services Covered: 

  • Allergies 
  • Back Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Diabetes Management
  • Weight Loss 
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Bronchitis and Pneumonia
  • Cellulitis and Skin Infections 
  • Menopause
  • Prostate Cancer Risk
  • And More 

There are endless services available through AmericanEcare. 

6. Dr.onDemand 

Dr. on Demand is an online telemedicine service that offers affordable online doctor care for insured on uninsured people. They have four areas of medicine they focus on each with a vast number of medical conditions: urgent care, behavioral health, preventative health, chronic care. 

Pricing Guide for those without insurance:

  • Medical Visit: $75
  • Therapy: $129
  • Psychiatry: $299

Insurance likely lowers the price of these services which include: 

  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Cough 
  • Rash
  • Sunburn
  • Allergies
  • IBS
  • Fatigue 
  • Yeast Infections
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress
  • And More 

As you can see if you are suffering then chances are that Dr.OnDemand can lend a hand.  Having your own health insurance is likely to bring the cost of these services down. 

7. This American DOC

This American Doc does things a little differently. This is an online service that is run by actual physicians. Claiming that online doctor services are unfair and pay poorly, This American Doc aims to ensure that doctors are getting paid fairly and in turn, customers are receiving higher quality support. 

Areas Treated by This American Doc: 

  • Anesthesiology
  • Audiology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiovascular Disease 
  • Dermatology 
  • Family Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • Wound Care
  • Epidemiology 
  • OBGYN
  • Rheumatology
  • And More

This is a comprehensive online telemedicine service with quality at its core. 

8. HealthTap

HealthTap describes their services as modern, high-quality and affordable. Individuals, companies, and organizations, as well as doctors, may all sign up for HealthTap. The company offers 24/7 support.  

Price Guide: 

  • Virtual Consult with Physician: $49
  • Searchable doctor-answered questions: Free 
  • Personalized Answers: Free 

Evaluate your symptoms using their complimentary app.  Get treated for conditions like:

  • Migraines
  • Flu
  • Cough 
  • Cold 
  • Headaches
  • Pediatrics 
  • And More 

Individuals and companies rejoice there is now a convenient online service available for any individual looking for an affordable way to be well.  

9. Virtuwell 

Virtuwell is a 24/7 online clinic that boasts ease of service.  You simply log on, answer a few questions, insert your health insurance information and you will be ready to go.  Prices will change depending on health insurance but you will never be charged more than $49. 

Price Guide: 

  • Without Insurance: $49

Take a look at just a few of the conditions that Virtuwell treats: 

Sinus 

Coughs

Allergies

Bacterial Vaginosis 

Birth Control

Bladder Infections

Pink Eye

Ear Infection (5 and older)

Chronic Prevention

Skin Rashes

And MUCH more

We love how simple this app is as well as how clear.  This affordable online telemedicine service is definitely worth checking out. 

10. 2ndMD

If you are looking for a quick way to find that second opinion, then you need to check out 2ndMD. You could link up with them through your employer or independently. 

Pricing Guide: 

  • Insurance: May Be Free Check With Company
  • Uninsured: $4,000

This is an expensive service if you are uninsured and really focuses on individuals who need specialists to investigate their condition.  If you are looking for a convenient service that caters to common ailments one of the other services we provided may be a better fit. However, for 2nd opinions, this is a fantastic option! 

What is treated: 

  • Most everything! 

11. MeMD 

MeMD has been getting a lot of buzz lately and it’s not difficult to see why they cover a lot of ground with their online services. It is an app for businesses or individual that treats a wide range of medical and behavioral conditions. This is a 24/7/365 app. 

Price Guide:

  • Medical: $67
  • Therapy: $85

They treat a ton of common medical conditions including: 

  • Addiction
  • Acne
  • Abuse
  • Conduct Disorder
  • BV
  • Bruises
  • Cough
  • Dehydration 
  • Frostbite
  • Gout
  • Sinus Symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Pink Eye 
  • Jock Itch
  • Genital Warts 
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Eyelash thinning 
  • Social Anxiety
  • And MUCH more 

We love this app because they cover a ton of ground and even provide talk therapy for teens. 

12. MD Proactive

MD Proactive is a great service for any individual who does not have health insurance though if you do then all the better!  They also offer lab testing at home including STD tests.  

Their prices are fair starting at $39.95 and going up from there. Take a look.

Pricing Guide: 

  • Ear Infection: $39.95
  • Acne: $39.95
  • STD Treatment: $49.95
  • Alcohol Use Disorder: $79.95

They treat many conditions and prices are dependent on condition. Many are priced at $49.95. Here’s a glimpse of what they treat: 

  • Ear Infection
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Laryngitis
  • Conjunctivitis 
  • Flu
  • Acne
  • Medication Refill 
  • Tooth Ache/Infection
  • Herpes
  • Yeast Infections
  • Erectile Dysfunction for Men 
  • And More 

Looking for an affordable alternative? Give them a shot. 

13. Zipnosis 

Zipnosis promises something better where healthcare is concerned.  They offer everything including urgent care, follow-up appointments behavioral health, and much more. This service is tailored to the individual who has precious little time.  If that’s you then save yourself some time and check them out now.  

Pricing Guide:

  • Depends on what is needed but typically $25

Zipnosis hopes to streamline your experience in healthcare. Typically you will be charged $25 for a service through Zipnosis but if you need to see a physician in person they do refund you this charge.  

What they treat: 

  • Sinus Cold Infections Flue
  • UTI
  • Cosmetic
  • Eye ear and mouth
  • Vaginal Yeast
  • Pink Eye 
  • Sexual Health
  • Respiratory infections
  • Mental Health
  • Stomach Problems
  • Skin and Nails 
  • Other Concerns

If you can’t wait for better care, don’t hesitate to try Zipnosis now. 

14. Second Opinions

Second Opinions is just as it sounds. This site seeks to address a common problem that may never be eradicated from our healthcare system- human error.  Human error accounts for thousands of fatalities every year and while it may not be stoppable you can route yourself around it. If you feel like your doctor’s opinion is not quite right then you may want to jump on and give second opinions a try. 

Price Guide 

  • Silver Plan: $699
  • Gold: $1299 (includes 10 consultations) 
  • Platinum: $2000 (includes 10 specialty medical consultations)

Reimbursement is offered through your health insurance plan. This service covers just about every type of condition as this is a second opinion site.  

15. Call a Doctor Plus

Call a Doctor Plus offers affordable convenient 24/7 care to individuals who are looking for something new in healthcare. If you are tired of medical debt and are tired of waiting for hours at a time in a clinic and taking off work to do so then why not look into Call A Doctor Plus. The program covers everyone in your family. 

Pricing Guide:


Call a Doctor plus lets you shop around online to pair with a service that works for your budget.

Also partnered with Teledoc which costs about $49 for a general medical care consultation. The company covers just about everything and additionally helps you to navigate the ever-confusing healthcare system so that you can anticipate extra expenses in advance.