This post is sponsored by Amwell. All opinions are my own.
There’s only so much you can do when you are trapped in a cramped 100 square foot room with four little kids for 20 minutes or more.
Only so much to contain the youthful energy and exuberance that is a toddler, preschooler, and two grade schoolers before they go bonkers.
And there’s only so much patience you have as a mom to enforce strict no touching and no playing rules when there is literally nothing else to do but stare at the doctor’s office walls.
Taking four little people to various doctor’s appointment with me is not my idea of a good time, especially when the appointment is for me at the OBGYN.
But even for their routine well-child checkups or various sicknesses, lugging all four kids along is the reality of my stay-at-home homeschooling mom life, and it’s totally not fun.
Before we even make it to the exam room, my children climb up and down on the seats, stand on them to look out the window, watch TV, cry about something, and wander off down the hall (toddler).
Once in the exam room, we’re left with a “the doctor will be in shortly to see you” which has occasionally proven a loaded ball of baloney as the “shortly” turned into 30 minutes or more.
After a while my patience wears thin and I let my children freely sit on and spin each other on the doctor’s chair, climb onto the exam table and pretend to be doctors.
I let them wash their hands in the little sink in the corner and if I am in a very lenient mood, let them even lift up and down the exam table via foot petal (but I pretty much hate them doing that…).
I know I could “whip out my phone” but I hate doing that too. My children don’t need to be constantly entertained by a screen in order to be “behaved.”
Anyway, doctor’s office appointments when you are a homeschool mom without family nearby to watch your kids are the pits.
Which is why I am so glad that I can use an online urgent care like Amwell for my doctor appointment needs, saving me time and money and so much sanity.
Amwell: Online Urgent Care
Our family is no longer on Medicaid at all and are now cash pay patients, using a Christian health cost-sharing service called Christian Healthcare Ministry, to reimburse us like insurance (without actually being health insurance). Any way we can cut costs on medical expenses is great for us!
Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company, connecting users with board-certified, licensed doctors for immediate and live, online visits—day or night, on either mobile or desktop.
Some general conditions their doctors encounter include minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, and chronic condition management.
Amwell employs primary care and specialist physicians, as well as licensed behavioral therapists and registered dietitians, to meet their patients’ health and wellness needs. Their most recent addition to their platform is their lactation consultants. Amwell doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy — all from the comfort of your home!
Should you need help with breastfeeding or almost anything else related to your health, scheduling an online appointment with Amwell is easy, convenient, and affordable as most insurances will cover all or part of the costs. Because they offer urgent care, online therapy, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, and psychiatry services, they can help you with things like pinkeye, strep throat, acne, cold sore, depression, anxiety, ADD, stomach flu, bronchitis, allergies, sinus infections, diet plans, weight loss, and more.
Amwell is the perfect solution for big homeschooling families who don’t want to drag all the kids to the doctor’s office, just so they can get a prescription for a common illness or concern. It saves time and doesn’t take up so much of their days!
If you want to try out Amwell yourself, use code MOMHELP5 to get 50% off your first visit! A typical visit costs only $59 so you’ll only pay $29.50! The discount code expires 12/31/17. Please note that you have to put your credit card information in to hold the appointment, then once you log back in for your appointment time you will be prompted to enter the promo code.
Enjoy meeting your healthcare needs on YOUR time with zero time spent in itty bitty waiting rooms with several little people you happened to create.
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