Sifter is the online marketplace for patient’s to find telemedicine that fits their needs. We make it easy to discover, compare and connect hundreds of telemedicine providers at one time. To find out a little more, visit our about page!
You can find telemedicine in two ways. Visit the discover page to see all available providers, then apply filters to find exactly what you are looking for. Or you can visit the treatments page, select a disease state, then apply filters to find the provider that fits your needs!
Telemedicine is the practice of receiving health related services through digital platforms (such as video, phone and surveys). You can now see a doctor without ever having to leave your home. If you want to learn more, visit our blog that explains telemedicine more in depth.
Nope! Sifter is completely free for patients. We just want to help you find the right online care.
Absolutely. We value your privacy. That is why we do not and will not ever sell or communicate your personal health data to a 3rd party. If you want to learn more, visit our privacy page.
This depends on the provider that you choose from the sifter search tool. Some providers will deliver medications straight to your door. Some providers will send to the pharmacy of your choice.
Yes, telemedicine is a legal way to practice and receive healthcare. But each state has different laws regarding telemedicine. To learn more about your individual state laws regarding telemedicine, please check the eVisit site.
If used in the correct setting, yes! Telemedicine is safe. But every individual’s situation is different. We always recommend speaking to your primary care doctor before utilizing telemedicine.
Yes, we only work with providers that have U.S. Licensed Physicians on staff.
Some providers may offer services that include live video or phone conversations with physicians. Other providers may offer HIPAA compliant email/instant messaging with their physicians. Find out more about telemedicine visit types on our blog page.
No, telemedicine is not right for everyone. It all depends on your understanding of digital tools, therapeutic needs, current medications, allergies and so much more. We always recommend talking with your primary care physician before engaging in telemedicine.
The telemedicine provider may refer you to seek in person care.
It could be right for you! In some cases, a doctor-patient relationship can be established without ever speaking on the phone or video chat. It is called an asynchronistic telemedicine visit. Essentially, you can fill out a survey and communicate via email/instant messages online.
You can visit a grocery store, pharmacy, or other place that has blood pressure monitors available for use. Some telemedicine providers offer at-home test kits to check for specific lab measurements.
It is important to come prepared with all of the same information you would give any other physician. Information such as family history, current medications, supplements, cosmetics, vitamins you use, dietary restrictions and past medical history.
It is important to be completely honest during any telemedicine visit. There can be serious repercussions (such as drug reactions, allergic reactions or potentially something worse) if you do not tell the physician all medications you are currently taking. The physician will evaluate the best treatment for you based on the information you provide. We recommend to be honest and open during your telemedicine visit.
Items such as past surgeries, history of substance abuse, pregnancies, mental health conditions and other past medical conditions can affect your treatment regimens today. We recommend to be honest and open during your telemedicine visit.