Your health care coverage includes access to virtual health care services through telehealth or telemedicine. Your provider network may also include our virtual visit solution, powered by MDLIVE. Theses virtual visits gives you in-network access through live consultation with an independently contracted, board-certified MDLIVE doctor or therapist. This can happen 24 hours a day, seven days a week by online video or mobile app.1
Instead of going to the office, you can have a virtual visit while at home, work or many other places. And, a virtual visit can cost less than going to the urgent care clinic or emergency room. See how it worked on this family's camping trip:
MDLIVE's doctors and therapists can treat many non-emergency medical and behavioral health conditions, like:
- Sinus infections
- Ear infections
- Pink eye
Behavioral Health (by appointment)
- Online counseling
- Child behavior/learning issues
- Stress management
They can also write — and send — prescriptions (when appropriate) to a nearby pharmacy.2
Choosing a Doctor
Finding a virtual visits doctor is easy. Starting in 2017, you'll:
- Log into Blue Access for MembersSM (BAMSM)
- Visit the My Coverage tab to make sure you have the Virtual Visit benefit2
- Sign up on MDLIVE’s website
You can meet with the next professional that's free or make an appointment.
Enhanced Provider Finder® Tool
Also in 2017, when you log into BAMSM and use our Provider Finder® — Find a Cost tool, an MDLIVE box may appear at the top of your provider list. You’ll only see this if you have MDLIVE's Virtual Visit solution and an MDLIVE doctor offers the care you need.
Get care when — and where — you need it.
1 Internet/Wi-Fi connection is needed for computer access. Data charges may apply when using a tablet or smartphone. Check phone carrier’s plan for details. Non-emergency medical service is limited to interactive-audio (phone only) consultations, along with the ability to prescribe in Texas. Non-emergency medical service in Idaho, Montana, New Mexico and Oklahoma is limited to interactive audio/video (video only), along with the ability to prescribe. Behavioral Health service is limited to interactive audio/video (video only), along with the ability to prescribe in all states. Virtual Visits currently are not available in Arkansas. Service availability depends on location at the time of consultation.
2 Virtual Visits, Powered by MDLIVE may not be available on all plans. Access to certain transparency products may not be available on all plans. MDLIVE is not an insurance product nor a prescription fulfillment warehouse. MDLIVE operates subject to state regulations 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 that may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. MDLIVE physicians reserve the right to deny care for potential misuse of services.
MDLIVE operates and administers the virtual visit program and is solely responsible for its operations and that of its contracted providers. MDLIVE and the MDLIVE logo are registered trademarks of MDLIVE, Inc. and may not be used without written permission.
Blue Cross®, Blue Shield® and the Cross and Shield Symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.