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Check "feel better" off your list with MedStar eVisit. See a doctor online 24/7 at no cost to MedStar Family Choice DC enrollees!

What is MedStar eVisit?

  • MedStar eVisit gives you 24/7 video access to board-certified medical doctors. This makes it easy to get the care you need, anywhere, anytime!

  • You can connect with a medical doctor via secured video from your tablet, smart phone, or computer for non-urgent medical conditions.

How does it work?

  • Download the MedStar eVisit app for your Apple or Android (Click on the hyperlinked text for your smartphone.)

  • If you do not have an iPhone or Android device, you can also visit MedStarHealth.org/Services/MedStar-eVisit-Telehealth from your desktop

  • Sign up by creating an account; it only takes a minute

  • Select from the list of board-certified doctors who are available for consultation

  • Connect with a doctor within minutes through secure video at home or on the go

  • Your doctor will consult with you, diagnose, send a prescription, or help you with a referral as appropriate

What type of conditions can MedStar eVisit treat?

  • Cold or flu-like symptoms

  • Seasonal allergies

  • Sore throat

  • Pink eye

  • Rash or hives

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

  • Headaches or migraines

  • Constipation

  • Dry skin

  • Sinus infection

  • Joint or back pain

  • Minor cuts or burns

  • Known urinary tract infections

  • Known yeast infection

  • Tick borne illness (Lyme)

When should I not use MedStar eVisit?

  • You should not use MedStar eVisit if you are experiencing severe flu symptoms and require an in-person evaluation.

  • These symptoms include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort, dizziness, confusion, severe or persistent vomiting, and/or flu-like symptoms that improve then worsen again.

  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.

How much does MedStar eVisit cost?

MedStar eVisit is available at no cost for all MedStar Family Choice DC enrollees! 

Information current as of: