How often do we go on vacation and someone gets sick? I know for me and my kids it is pretty much every time we go on vacation. If you are visiting family who can get you in with their doctor it may not be too bad, but even that is not always possible.
The most frustrating thing is that oftentimes it is something incredibly simple, and a trip to urgent care or the emergency room is going to cost you a ton of money. Consult A Doctor is working to help get you the care you need without having to take that trip to urgent care, or the emergency room.
Consult A Doctor offers 24/7/365 telemedicine services in all 50 states. That means that anyone can have access to board certified physicians whenever they need them. In furthering their offerings, they have made their services available to Marriott Rewards members who can now use their points to purchase the service through Marriott’s CSA Travel Protection offering.
This is an awesome offering for anyone who travels very often, and my family does its fair share of traveling. We have spent more time and money going to random doctors when almost every single one of those trips could have just as easily been taken care of over the phone.
I can only imagine how much more beneficial this will be for business travelers who are gone more than they are home. Not only the money that will be saved, but the time, which is even more important to most business travelers.
It remains to be seen how effective this particular initiative will be, but it is hard to argue with Consult A Doctor’s success up to this point. I know I for one will definitely keep this in mind the next time one of my kids gets sick on vacation.
The full press release can be found here.