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New telehealth service added to SALAMA Integra Global Group plans

We are very excited to introduce a brand new telehealth service into our SALAMA Integra Global Group health plans.

All of our Group plans now have access to telehealth, at no additional cost.

The service provides our members with secure access to a DHA-accredited doctor via mobile video consultation, from the convenience and comfort of their home, office, or whilst away.

Services are accessed by smartphone or tablet, saving staff travel time and cost, or the need to wait for an appointment at a busy medical centre or doctors surgery.

In addition, telehealth consultations are not be subject to co-payment, increasing the value of our plans, and providing extra choice as to how our members select their plan options, and manage renewal premiums.

5 reasons to encourage your employees to use telehealth

  1. No additional cost for using service
  2. Not subject to co-payment
  3. Reduce sick days at your organisation
  4. Increase productivity among your staff
  5. Improve recruitment and retention

What services are included?

We have selected Health at Hand as our partner for telehealth services – the first telemedicine provider licensed by the DHA.

Health at Hand’s doctors are able to quickly and conveniently assess symptoms, provide diagnoses, make treatment recommendations and advise on required medications.

Full telehealth services include: 

  • Video consultations: Access to a DHA licensed physician for real-time advice on a number of medical conditions. Members may consult a doctor from anywhere at no additional charge and will not be subject to co-payment. 
  • E-referrals: E-referrals through the Dubai Health Authority Post Office (DHPO) for specialist consultations.
  • E-prescriptions and medication: E-prescriptions written for antibiotics, refills and chronic illness medication, issued through the Dubai Health Authority Post Office (DHPO).
  • Medication delivery: Medications delivered to the member’s location. Health at Hand does not charge for this service, however there is a delivery fee of AED 5 charged by the pharmacy and payable directly to them upon delivery.
  • Sick notes: Sick Leave Certificates (SLC) attested by the DHA. SLCs will be charged at face value with no mark-up (AED 70).

Using telehealth

The service is available:  Saturday – Thursday: 6am – 10pm GST
                                                            Friday: 9am – 6pm GST.

The service can be accessed simply by downloading the ‘Health at Hand: Online Doctor’ app, which is available on Google Play and the App Store.

Click here to download our guide to using telehealth services.

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