MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The Midland Health group has launched a new app to give all Tall City residents better access to doctors.
The app is called “Basin MD” and it core objective is to link patients to doctors through a video chat platform allowing for real time appointments to occur.
Anyone can download the app on all iOS and Android devices.
Officials with Midland Health say the average wait time for a virtual doctor visits is around 10 minutes.
The advantage of having the app is that the service can be accessed 24/7 and is cost effective.
Doctors say virtual visits can help treat and diagnose a number of conditions such as Sinusitis, aches and pains, rashes, as well as other acute illnesses.
While the average cost of a trip to urgent care in Midland generally runs between $150 and $300 dollars, virtual visits with “Basin MD” cost $69, but they do not accept medical insurance.
Patients also have the option to link in family members or significant others to the video chat with their doctors.
After a virtual visit, doctors can then write patients a prescription or treatment suggestions.
Officials say a patient will not be charged and referred accordingly by a doctor if they believe a patient is dealing with a condition that can not be treated over the virtual visit.