In an effort to address the rising healthcare costs and lack of accessibility, the Mabank City Council has recently entered into a contract with MD Health Pathways to offer affordable telehealth services to its residents. The proposal, presented by Dr. Dirk Perritt, aims to provide Mabank residents with unlimited medical provider access for a nominal fee.
Traditionally, individuals without sufficient or no insurance end up visiting the emergency room for minor ailments such as colds, flu, and strep throat, resulting in expensive bills. This new initiative seeks to alleviate this burden by offering telemedicine services that can be accessed via text or call. Within 60 seconds of contacting MD Health Pathways, residents will be connected with a local Texas-certified emergency room doctor who can provide a diagnosis and prescribe medication, if necessary.
To participate in the program, residents within Mabank city limits will be charged a monthly fee of $5.00 per household, which will be included in their utilities bill. However, the first 90 days will serve as a free trial period, allowing individuals to opt out if they choose to do so. MD Health Pathways emphasizes that they do not prescribe any scheduled narcotics, ensuring the safety and proper use of medications.
This innovative approach to healthcare aims to reduce the reliance on expensive emergency room visits and provide accessible healthcare to all Mabank residents. By utilizing telemedicine, individuals can receive prompt medical attention from the comfort of their own homes, eliminating the need for costly trips to the doctor’s office.
Ultimately, the Mabank City Council believes that this new proposal will be a tremendous benefit to its citizens, providing them with affordable healthcare options and saving them from unnecessary medical expenses. With this initiative, Mabank is taking a step towards a more inclusive and efficient healthcare system that prioritizes the well-being of its residents.
What is MD Health Pathways?
MD Health Pathways is a telehealth service provider that connects patients with local Texas-certified emergency room doctors via text or call, providing prompt medical attention and prescriptions if needed.
What services does MD Health Pathways offer?
MD Health Pathways offers unlimited medical provider access for the entire family. Patients can seek diagnosis and prescriptions for ailments such as colds, flu, strep throat, hypertension meds, and diabetes meds.
How much does the service cost?
Residents within Mabank city limits will be charged a monthly fee of $5.00 per household, which will be included in their utilities bill. The first 90 days will serve as a free trial period.
Can individuals opt out of the service?
Yes, residents can choose to opt out of the service at any time by completing a form included in their utility bill.
Is this program safe and secure?
Yes, MD Health Pathways keeps a medical record of all calls, ensuring continuity of care and assisting with repeat calls and chronic illnesses. They also do not prescribe any scheduled narcotics, prioritizing patient safety.
How will this program benefit Mabank residents?
By providing affordable access to healthcare services, Mabank residents can receive timely medical attention from the comfort of their own homes, avoiding expensive emergency room visits and reducing healthcare costs.