AmeriHealth New Jersey provides members with access to telemedicine at no additional cost through MDLIVE

Cranbury, NJ — January 11, 2016 — AmeriHealth New Jersey today announced that the company is offering telemedicine—the option to access health care virtually—to all of its fully-insured members and their dependents at no additional cost. The service is available through MDLIVE, an on-demand telehealth company, which enables members to gain access to board-certified doctors by HIPAA secure video, phone, or via the MDLIVE mobile app. All consultations are confidential and compliant with HIPAA privacy and security regulations.

“Not every medical concern warrants a trip to the doctor — some issues can be resolved with a conversation over the phone or through video chat,” said Dr. Frank L. Urbano, MD, MBA, FACP “Access to telemedicine provides health care right at our fingertips, using the devices we rely on every day for so many other things.”

MDLIVE phone consultations are available 24/7/365, while video consultations are available during the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week or by scheduled availability.

When members can use MDLIVE:

  • For non-emergency medical issues (especially as an alternative to the high cost of an emergency room or urgent care center)
  • Anytime, including nights, weekends and even holidays in most states
  • When their doctor or pediatrician is not available
  • When it’s not convenient to leave home or work
  • When traveling and need non-emergency medical care
  • To get a prescription*

Once members activate an account, they can browse doctor profiles, view available appointments, and schedule an appointment with the doctor of their choice. To activate, members can call 1-888-976-7405, log on to MDLIVE.com/amerihealthnj, or download the MDLIVE mobile app.

For more information about AmeriHealth New Jersey, visit amerihealthnj.com.

Disclaimers: MDLIVE does not replace the primary care physician. MDLIVE operates subject to state regulation and may not be available in certain states. *MDLIVE does not guarantee that a prescription will be written. MDLIVE does not prescribe DEA controlled substances, non-therapeutic drugs and certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. MDLIVE physicians reserve the right to deny care for potential misuse of services. For complete terms of use visit mdlive.com/consumer/terms.html.

About AmeriHealth New Jersey

AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. and AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey (collectively, AmeriHealth New Jersey) provide health insurance coverage to employers and individuals throughout New Jersey. The company has one of the largest provider networks in New Jersey, and provides access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. The company is also committed to offering value-added insurance solutions for customers through its innovative wellness and incentive programs and benefits designs. The company’s managed care plan, AmeriHealth HMO, Inc. is accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). AmeriHealth New Jersey and its affiliates are a growing group of insurance and health companies whose product portfolios include health insurance, workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance, and management services. AmeriHealth New Jersey headquarters are located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information about AmeriHealth New Jersey, visit amerihealthnj.com.

Media Contact

Jill Roman
Manager, Public Relations
AmeriHealth New Jersey
(609) 662-2454
Jill.Roman@AmeriHealth.com