Telemedicine: What's All the Buzz About?

UnitedHealthcare Members-
In 2016 you can consult a doctor virtually through UnitedHealthcare.  If you are a member of UHC's comprehensive plan, the virtual visit is free!  For CDHP members, the deductible applies. Please see the summary and FAQ's below.

Virtual Visits Summary

Virtual Visits FAQ's

BCBS Members-
BCBS Members have access 24/7/365 to board-certified physicians through the phone or video consults via Teladoc. BCBS members on Brown's medical plan have no co-pays for Teledoc visits. Learn more at or click here to view their FAQ's.

Are You an Empowered Consumer of Health Care?

Choosing Wisely, a new tool designed to help you become an informed consumer of health care, is being embraced by physicians and medical plans for it's ability to empower patients. Brown University is now in its 14th month of supporting Choosing Wisely.  This tool is gaining state-wide and national attention. Read more in these brief articles in The Rhode Ahead (sm).

Ask the Doctor: Making Informed Decisions
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Choosing Wisely at the Doctor's Office: Ask the Right Questions; Make the Right the Decisions

Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely campaign provides tools and resources to help you talk about your care options with your doctor(s) to ensure you receive care that’s right for you.   Founded by the ABIM Foundation and supported by 60 different medical societies, Choosing Wisely offers topical articles and videos to help you make the most of your conversations with your doctor and to empower you to become an informed consumer of your health care.

New Guide to Your Blue Cross Blue Shield Benefits!

Click here for a quick guide to using your BCBS benefits in 2016, including information on the My Health Toolkit and Teledoc virtual visits.