A couple days ago I wasn’t feeling well, I was having some nausea and chills at night, and just don’t feel ok. It is always such a hustle when I get sick because my family doctor doesn’t work on the weekends, which means that Francisco has to ask permission to stay at home with the kids so I can go to my appoitment.
I’m always scared when my kids get sick on the weekends as we all know the long hours you have to wait in the ER for someone to see your kid, especially when it’s not an urgent matter.
I was trying to find a solution to talk to someone without physically having to go there, as I’m not feeling comfortable going to clinics right now, when I suddenly remembered reading on VancouverMom about this FREE app that connects you with a licensed Canadian doctor, so I decided to give it a try.
At the beginning I had my doubts because I had heard about similar apps that charge for their services, but guess what? I found out that Cloud MD is a completely FREE app for BC residents!! And not only that, they provide service beyond clinic hours, including evenings and weekends, so not more having to ask permission at work!
The only things that you need to book your appointment are a laptop, smartphone or tablet, and the internet.
You can book your appointment literally from the comfort of your own bed. It is so easy and user-friendly, and they have many options for you to choose from.
I booked mine for Sunday at 9:30 AM (yep, as I said, they work on the weekends) and received an amazing service. The doctor never made me feel rushed (I don’t like when they do that), and the quality of the video on the app was amazing. I didn’t have to get a prescription, but they do have the ability to give you one.
I’m sharing this with you today because I’m sure there are many of you out there in the same situation as us, and as the weather changes we’ll see more people with health concerns. This is an amazing resource for all us parents out there, especially now that we are trying hard to avoid going to clinics and hospitals. Cloud MC is for sure a secure platform and is awesome for non-emergency health concerns.
By using this service, each patient will automatically have an electronic chart created that will allow providers to quickly access and understand the patient’s past and current health status, making everything easier.