The Mabank City Council recently announced an exciting new initiative that will revolutionize healthcare access for its residents. The city has partnered with MD Health Pathways to offer a telemedicine service, providing unlimited medical provider access for the entire family. This service aims to address the issues faced by many families who do not have sufficient or any insurance coverage, forcing them to resort to expensive emergency room visits for minor illnesses.
Under the new program, Mabank residents will be able to text or call MD Health Pathways when they or a family member is feeling ill. Within 60 seconds, a local Texas-certified emergency room doctor will respond via text or Facetime, offering a diagnosis and calling in a prescription if necessary. This will save residents from costly visits to the emergency room for minor ailments.
To ensure the safety and integrity of the program, MD Health Pathways will only prescribe non-narcotic medications such as antibiotics, hypertension meds, and diabetes meds. This rigorous approach prevents any misuse of the service for acquiring dangerous prescriptions. Additionally, the company keeps detailed medical records for each call, similar to a traditional doctor’s office, which helps in managing repeat calls and chronic illnesses.
The service will be available to all Mabank residents for a monthly fee of $5.00 per household, which will be passed on through the utilities bill. However, the first 90 days of the program will be a free trial period, allowing residents to experience the benefits of telemedicine before committing to the service.
Mayor Randy Teague expressed his support for the initiative, highlighting the tremendous benefit it will bring to the community. He also acknowledged the importance of transparency and informed decision-making, assuring citizens that the council is committed to making the best use of their funds.
This new telemedicine service represents a significant step towards improving healthcare access in Mabank. By leveraging technology and engaging local emergency room doctors, the city is breaking free from the limitations of the traditional healthcare system. It is an innovative solution that promises to save residents time, money, and unnecessary stress.
1. How can I access the telemedicine service?
To access the telemedicine service, Mabank residents can simply text or call MD Health Pathways when they or a family member is feeling ill.
2. Are narcotic prescriptions available through this service?
No, the telemedicine service provided by MD Health Pathways does not prescribe narcotic painkillers, muscle relaxers, or anxiety medication. It is strictly limited to non-narcotic medications such as antibiotics, hypertension meds, and diabetes meds.
3. How much does the service cost?
The telemedicine service is available for a monthly fee of $5.00 per household, which will be included in the utilities bill.
Sources: MD Health Pathways