Telehealth: Helping Truckers Deal With Health Issues On The Road

(Last Updated On: January 21, 2018)



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.

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