MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--vittal2you, www.vittal2you.com, announced today it is bringing its affordable and quality doctor house call services to businesses across Florida and along with it, company savings and a competitive advantage in employee benefits for its partners. The company expects its expanded services to be available statewide no later than the end of the 4th quarter of this year. vittal2you is already working with companies such as Universal Assistance, www.universalassistance.com, and Assist Card, www.assist-card.com, who are using its doctor house call service to save money, provide additional and upgraded employee benefits and to attract additional employees either for themselves or for their clients. vittal2you was founded 26 years ago in Argentina as “vittal” where it has conducted millions of doctor house call and emergency visits across the country. vittal2you is a pioneer and leading provider of doctor house call and emergency medical services.
National health care data from the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey, shows that the average charge for an emergency room trip for a variety of conditions came out to $1,233, which is 40% higher than the average American rent right now, $871 per month. And, as numerous reports have highlighted, out of control health care costs are among the most injurious costs to businesses struggling to meet the health needs of their employees.
vittal2you helps businesses control and lower health care costs and provides a true benefit to current employees and future staff. Specifically, working with vittal2you’s doctor house call service can help businesses:
- Improve patient satisfaction
- Reduce the use of ER (emergency room) and walk-in clinic costs
- Provide a valuable benefit to employees and their families
- Reduce overall health insurance costs
- Reduce absenteeism from work
vittal2you business plans are extremely flexible and can be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of each individual business and can provide multiple levels of service if needed. No matter what the structure of the final agreement, vittal2you members will have access to immediate, reliable medical assistance in the comfort of their own home by board certified specialists in pediatrics, internal medicine, general and family medicine, any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. For vittal2you members there are no requirements or exclusions, no need to schedule and wait for appointments, no lines at urgent care centers or expensive visits to hospital emergency rooms. Members can expect a medical expert at their home within 3 hours or less from the time they call the vittal2you phone number. The service should be particularly attractive to families as membership for kids under the age of 16 is free. The company is working on accepting insurance from leading providers and is expecting to make a number of arrangements shortly.
Members of all ages can get quality medical care by house call medical professionals equipped to treat most non-emergency medical conditions. Pre-existing medical conditions are not excluded and medical insurance is not required. Immediately upon securing membership, subscribers have instant access to doctor home visits.
“vittal2you is a doctor house call service whose time has come for today’s busy lifestyle and for businesses looking to control health care costs and provide additional benefits to employees and their families. Having affordable and reliable health care at your door is convenient, easy and the vittal2you model has already proven itself with millions of visits conducted,” said Andrea Cobo, Director of Operations at vittal2you. “Our business programs in Argentina and now in the United States have already demonstrated that employers and employees benefit from affordable health care delivered at home and not at other more expensive locations. We also know from the millions of house calls we have conducted that avoiding a trip to the doctor’s office, if you can even get an appointment, not having to visit a crowded clinic and staying away from expensive emergency room visits helps all vittal2you members get quality care quicker, in less time and for less money. Plus, you always feel better when you can receive the care and attention in the comfort of your own home. For businesses, that means their employees can get to work faster and less time at work missed because of long waits.”
When vittal2you members call 1-855-584-8825, a trained operator answers and asks several questions to evaluate the condition of the patient. The operator then contacts the nearest house call doctor, briefs him/her on the patient’s symptoms and dispatches the doctor to the member’s home for treatment.
vittal2you doctors perform checkups and evaluations, and prescribe medication when necessary. They consult, diagnose and advise members on the next medical steps. Common house call cases include: colds, cough, flu, fever, dehydration, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, ear infection, allergic reactions, high blood pressure, sinus infections, sore and strep throats, pneumonia, bronchitis, rashes, vomiting, pink eye and conjunctivitis.
The original vittal, the parent of vittal2you, was founded in Argentina in 1987 where it quickly became the leading provider of house call doctors and emergency medical services. The company has 150,000 direct members and also serves millions of clients including major health insurance companies, municipalities and large corporations. Last year vittal provided treatment for over one million cases in Argentina and the company recently expanded its services into Mexico in addition to its opening operations in So. FL to serve the entire State.
For additional information about vittal2you, contact Shep Doniger at 561-637-5750 or call the corporate office at 305-749-0921.