For many, the trucking lifestyle is difficult enough, but when a driver is faced with an illness or sickness on the road, the difficulties can become much more serious.
I remember years back when I became extremely ill while miles away from home and my primary doctor’s care. As we often do while living life on the road, I continued to ignore my symptoms, believing that I would just “ride it out” and get well on my own.
As the illness worsened, I was finally forced to pull into a hospital parking lot in Cleveland, Tennessee where I was immediately wheeled into the ER. I would remain there for nearly two weeks as I overcame blood poisoning and discover that I had only been three hours away from becoming a fatality.
Back then, there were no Smartphones, WiFi, laptops or video communications of any kind and when a driver faced unknown medical symptoms while thousands of miles away from home, life on the road could become very unpleasant and dangerous to say the least.
In today’s technological advances, the ability for professional truck drivers to have access to a doctor’s care is available 365 days and 24/7. DocOnCall24/7 is specifically designed with the truckers’ lifestyle in mind, offering immediate access to licensed physicians at anytime via phone, email or video conference.
For only $19.99 per month, truck drivers and their families will receive medical services offering Telehealth, Vision, Dental, Diabetic, Pharmacy, Counseling, Lab Testing, MRI and CT Scans, Medical Health Advisory and more. Services are available to members as often as needed and there are no health restrictions.
Everyone is encouraged to sign up for their Free Prescription card on the website, membership is not required.
There are also FREE Prescription Discount Cards for the iPhone and Android
smartphones. Use the Group NBRx9848A
With this app you can receive discounts at all major pharmacies, check for the lowest
cost for the medication, and find the nearest pharmacy.
Android App Download
iPhone App Download
In her continuing Truck Driver Health series, Donna will discuss the services and benefits further with DocOnCall24/7 on Ask The Trucker “Live”. The broadcast: DocOnCall24/7 offers truckers remote access to certified doctors, will air Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time.
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