Whether dealing with the common cold or something more serious, today’s drivers have several options for getting a quick diagnosis, prescription medication and possibly other treatment while on the road.
That’s due to the growth in telemedicine and the number of walk-in clinics at truck stops.
Smartphone technology allows drivers to chat with a doctor in a traditional phone call or through an app or video call. This can be particularly useful when it isn’t possible to find a truck stop clinic or a community clinic with truck parking, or when an otherwise available clinic is closed for the evening or weekend.
Some services say they connect the client within minutes to a doctor or other health care professional and often can place prescriptions at a pharmacy of the driver’s choice after a patient-provider relationship is established.