Back to School Cold? Beat it with AmWell!

DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and Amwell. All opinions are my own.


When your child has been at home for the whole summer, sometimes their immune systems can take quite a hit when it’s time to return back to school.  So many kids, teachers, visitors…so many germs.  If your child has picked up a bug, you don’t have to leave home and sit in a pediatrician’s office all afternoon!  Get your child checked out through Amwell, the app where you can have a phone or video visit with a real health care provider within minutes!


I downloaded the app on my phone (it is available for both Android and iOS) and was looking at available doctors within a few seconds.  On this particular day, they were busy!  I did have quite a wait but it was OK; I folded a small mountain of laundry while we were waiting.


We finally connected with Dr. Grandstaff, a very amiable man from Massachusetts.  I explained to him how my 7 year old son had been battling a yucky cough for the past three weeks.  He asked us some questions, we performed a couple of tests, and he told me his diagnosis and what we could do for him.  He was prescribed a medication and that was that!  We were done with our visit in less than ten minutes.  I’m extremely glad we didn’t have to leave the house on this particular day, because our area is being threatened by flash flooding. Perfect time to use an Amwell visit!


After your visit you will receive a transcript and your doctor’s notes on your case.  This is very handy for medical records or if you have any questions later.


There are so many reasons to use Amwell for your family!

Lower cost. At most, your visit with am Amwell provider will cost $49, and in many cases it can be covered by your medical insurance.  This is ideal for those on a budget or without insurance.

Accessibility. You can reach a provider after hours, on weekends and in the middle of the night (24/7/365)…and we know that is almost always when kids start coming down with something. 

Convenience. You don’t need to schedule an appointment nor do you need to wait to be seen. The doctor can be seen from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

Quick prescriptions. If you have a good idea of what’s wrong and what your doctor will be prescribing (ie, your kid has an ear infection and you need antibiotics), it’s very quick and easier than having to go sit in an office and wait.

Peace of mind. Rather than self-diagnosing or visiting a social forum for medical advice, users can obtain second opinions directly from board certified, licensed doctors.


Doctors are ready to help with issues such as:

  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Sinus infection
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Pinkeye
  • Flu
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cold
  • Respiratory infection
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weight concerns
  • Smoking cessation

You have access to mental health providers and nutritionists as well as medical providers.  With all these benefits, it’s no wonder that Amwell is positioning itself to be “the Amazon of health care” .

Ready to see a provider? You can have your first Amwell visit and pay only $1 with code HEALTHY35!


About Carrie

A SAHM who loves her life :)

Posted on August 12, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wonderful review! We love using Amwell when it’s not an emergency

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