Save money on your care and know your Rx costs
You can save on your health care costs by using MedNowSM virtual care and Cost Estimator.
As the seasons change and colder weather sets in, it's common to catch a cold or the flu. If you find yourself not feeling well this fall, we want you to know your options before you head to your doctor or pharmacy.
Try virtual care
Virtual care through MedNow1 is a great option to get the care you need from the comfort of your own home, cubicle, college dorm, even on vacation or after hours. You don't have to wait days for an appointment, as a provider can see you in just a few minutes. And if you need a prescription, the provider can write you one during your virtual care appointment.
Plus, video visits will never cost you more than $45 and may be a listed benefit in your health plan. MedNow is for anyone 3 years and older.
You can access MedNow 24/7/365 using your favorite device from anywhere you have a strong internet connection. We've made it easy to use and simple to navigate.
Cost Estimator can help you lower your costs
Before picking up a prescription, a little research can prepare you for the cost and even save you big bucks.
Coming soon to Cost Estimator2, you'll be able to use the tool for more than routine care. You'll be able to know the cost of your prescriptions and procedures based on your specific health plan. This means, you'll be able to know how much you'll be paying out-of-pocket before you get to the pharmacy or doctor's office.
The Cost Estimator will also show you preferred alternative and generic options at a lower cost, if there are any available. With information like this, you could save by going with a generic version of the same medication instead of the more expensive brand name.
And if you're in the market for a new pharmacy, the tool will also show you the cost of your prescription for locations most convenient for you.
So if your doctor writes you a prescription to fight that cold, instead of going straight to your usual pharmacy, log into your MyHealth account and use Cost Estimator to see if you can save.
Prescription features coming soon to Cost Estimator include:
- Search by medication name
- Search by medication dosage
- Search by pharmacy location (including Meijer, CVS and Walgreens pharmacies)
- See prices for a 30, 60 or 90 day supply
Getting started with Cost Estimator is easy
Follow these steps to start saving on your care today:
- Log in to MyHealth. If you don’t have a MyHealth account, setting one up is easy.
- Click on the Cost Estimator tile at the top of your screen.
- Search for a procedure or medication. (If searching for a procedure, Cost Estimator will show you providers in your plan's network.)
1MedNow is not for emergencies: Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you have symptoms like sudden dizziness, numbness or paralysis, difficulty speaking or loss of consciousness, chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, severe abdominal pain, seizures or any other urgent care need.
2Cost Estimator is only applicable to Michigan residents. It is not available to Medicare or Medicaid members.
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