Get the care you need when you need it most. Talk to a doctor or mental health professional anywhere you are by phone or video on many Blue Shield of California plans.
Teladoc general medical services
Many Blue Shield members have 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified physicians, including pediatricians and family doctors. Depending on your plan, you can get this care for $0 extra cost or the same or lower copay as an office visit.1
Skip urgent care and connect with a doctor in minutes (1 hour or less response time). Or make an appointment in advance that fits into your schedule.
You may also use the Blue Shield mobile app to request a consult. If you need help creating a Teladoc account, call (800) Teladoc (835-2362). Wait times vary.
Teladoc mental health services
Set up an appointment with a licensed psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor by phone or video. Appointments are available daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., from the convenience and privacy of your home, often for low or no copayment. Teladoc mental health services are only available to members age 13 and older. Not all plans include access to Teladoc mental health services.1
Use Teladoc when
- You’re considering a visit to urgent care
- It’s not an emergency
- You'd prefer a consultation from your home
- You’re on vacation, a business trip, or away from home
- Your primary doctor is not available
- You’d like to speak to a mental health professional about stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or something else
The care you need, when you need it
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Respiratory infection
- Sinus problems
- And more
1 . Check your Evidence of Coverage/Policy or call the customer service phone number on your ID card to determine if your plan includes access to Teladoc. Employer-sponsored plans that include Teladoc access may have out-of-pocket costs that vary by plan. If you have a high-deductible health plan or a PPO Savings plan, you may have to pay the full provider rates until your deductible has been met. Please confirm pricing when you schedule your appointment.
2. Refer to your prescription drug coverage for any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have prescription drug coverage, you are responsible for the cost of the prescription drug. Teladoc Health does not issue prescriptions for: DEA-controlled substances, pain medication, psychotropic drugs, and drugs that may be harmful due to the potential for abuse.
© 2023 Teladoc Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Teladoc and the Teladoc logo are trademarks of Teladoc Health, Inc. and may not be used without written permission. Teladoc does not replace the primary care physician. Teladoc does not guarantee that a prescription will be written. Teladoc operates subject to state regulation and may not be available in certain states. Teladoc does not prescribe DEA-controlled substances, non-therapeutic drugs, and certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. Teladoc physicians reserve the right to deny care for potential misuse of services.
Blue Shield of California is an HMO, HMO D-SNP and PPO plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the California State Medicaid Program. Enrollment in Blue Shield of California depends on contract renewal.
Your network providers may offer telehealth and in-office services. Contact your primary care provider, treating specialist, facility, or other health professional to learn whether telehealth is an option. Network telehealth and in-person services are subject to the same timely access to care standards. If your plan has out-of-network benefits, they are subject to your plan’s cost-sharing obligations and balance billing protections.
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Page last updated 11/14/22