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Anyone who is a parent of a school age child has probably received a call from a school nurse telling them their child isn't feeling well and needs to be picked up.  That usually involves either leaving work or finding someone to pick the child up and take them to the doctor—when you can get them in.  Once the patient is on medication, it can be another day before they can return to school.

CoxHealth

Missourians now have another option when it comes to seeking treatment for minor illnesses.  CoxHealth has expanded its telemedicine service, DirectConnect, to individuals.  Previously, it had been offered only to employers.

Bridget O’Hara, product manager at Cox, said it’s an affordable option for those who need care—each “visit” is $49—and she said it frees up space in the ER and urgent care.

According to O’Hara, the service is easy to use.  She compares it to using Skype or Face Time.