Get an appointment
wherever you are
in the world.
Get advice from a doctor 24/7/365 for your health concerns, through a planned video call or a call back.
The service is available on your health portal in our three main languages (English, German and French) without any limit of consultations and location.
Teleconsultation allows you to have a full diagnosis of your health condition from home and avoids you to pay expensive visits to the specialist in 57% of the cases (October 2021 reporting).
is easy to use,
convenient and time saving
In what cases can I ask for teleconsultation? I have non-urgent health-related questions and I would like to be contacted quickly by a doctor to advise me on treatment.
How does teleconsultation work?
The member requests a consultation and if desired uploads any relevant medical information.
The doctor contacts the member by phone or through video call
The doctor talks to the member and if necessary provides advise on treatment
My name is Dr. Markus C. Fezer, Associate Medical Director at Teladoc Health, and I have been supporting patients through Telemedicine for over 10 years.Dr Markus Fezer, Associate Medical Director at Teladoc Health
A great advantage of Telemedicine is that it gives people immediate access to doctors through video or a call back from the comfort of their own home. In my experience people really appreciate speaking to a doctor directly in their own language in a moment of need and receiving a short summary afterwards which they can read back at any moment. It is nice to support people all over the world by giving them the medical support they need.
With telemedicine, you can get the right diagnosis more easily than ever before, without the wait.
You get to speak with a doctor in complete confidentiality, and for as long as you deem necessary. If you wish to have more information about telemedicine consultation, then we kindly invite you to read our article about telemedecine in our blog or contact us directly.
Frequently Asked Questions about teleconsultation
We answer to the most frequently asked questions about telemedicine, Teladoc Health and the teleconsultation service.
What is Telehealth?
When we talk about Telehealth, we refer to the connection between a doctor/healthcare professional and a patient that does not take place face-to-face, but through the use of devices related to new information and communication technologies, such as a computer or a mobile device.
Telehealth saves a lot of time and travel in most cases and the participant can request a consultation anywhere and anyplace in the world. This simplifies access to medical care better and easier.
Using the e-care portal as a Foyer Global Health client is free of charge.
How can I register on the portal?
You can register by creating your account through the following link: https://ecare.foyerglobalhealth.com/en-UK/request-service?.
The information you need to provide is the following:
- Your policy number (often starting with 610 or by the letter A followed by numbers)
- Name (as written on your policy)
- Date of birth
- Phone number
- Email address
- Country of residence
- Preferred language
makesure you registered your correct email address. You need to click on the button in the email to confirm your email address, if you do not see the email, please check your spam folder. It normally takes minutes for the email to arrive but depending on the firewall of your email it can take up to half an hour. If within half an hour the email did not arrive, please contact the Teladoc Health team by emailing: ecare-FoyerGlobalHealth@teladochealth.com
Once you have finished the registration process you can immediately request one of the following services: Second Medical Opinion or Teleconsultation.
Which languages are the services and the portal available?
Services are available in English, French, and German.
Do I have to pay for the services on the portal?
The cost of the service is covered by Foyer Global Health and is free of charge for eligible members. This means you will save yourself the hassle of making a claim when using the services of Teladoc Health.
How is my privacy maintained?
Our member’s privacy is our top priority and is ensured every step of the way. We comply with the legislation surrounding EU´s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Who is Teladoc Health?
Teladoc Health is the global leader in virtual healthcare, able to support people worldwide, 365 days a year and 24/7. Teladoc Health is transforming healthcare and empowering people to live healthier lives.
The knowledge and experience of Teladoc Health goes back more than 20 years. During these 20 years, Teladoc Health has grown with the continuously increasing needs of patients and healthcare professionals.
Foyer Global Health has a partnership in place with Best Doctors/Teladoc Health since 2016.
Is Best Doctors the same as Teladoc Health?
You may have seen both the names of Best Doctors as Teladoc Health. Since 2017 Best Doctors is part of Teladoc Health, one of the world leading companies on virtual care.
Can I use the service at any time – Day or night?
Our service is available in French and English worldwide, 24-hours day, 7 days a week and in German on weekdays from 8.00-20.00 CET.
Can I request an appointment for an emergency condition?
It’s important to note that we do not provide an emergency service. If you’re seriously unwell and experiencing a medical emergency, you should call your local emergency number, or go straight to your nearest Accident and Emergency hospital or urgent care centre.
Conditions we cannot treat remotely include (but are not limited to):
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Severe abdominal pain
- Heavy bleeding
- Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
- Loss of consciousness/blackouts
- High fever in an infant
The doctors can help with many medical conditions including cold & flu symptoms, infections, allergies and provide advice on non-urgent medical conditions.
How can I request an appointment for teleconsultation?
You can request the service once you are registered on the portal or by calling us*. On the portal you can read more about the service and request it directly. You explain in short, your situation and upload medical information that might be useful for your case. You can book a video call or request a call back and be contacted by our doctor.
* English: +352 437 43 4263, German: +352 437 43 4262, French: +352 437 43 4261
How quickly does a doctor call me back?
Our doctors will call you back as soon a possible, these are the maximum hours it might take for the team to call you:
- English: Call back from the doctor within 3 hours
- French: Call back from the doctor within 3 hours (Monday to Friday 8am-6pm CET) or within 5 hours (6pm until 8am CET Monday to Friday and Saturday / Sunday
- German: Call back from the doctor within 3 hours during standard service hours of 8am – 8pm CET.
How do I prepare for a consultation?
For the call back service, you do not need to book a scheduled appointment, you just need to ensure you have your phone nearby and are able to take the doctors call in the following hours after your request. You should try to find a quiet space so you can speak privately. Please ensure you have a good phone signal. I
If you planned a video call, please ensure you are logged into the portal and click on the appointment and select “Start Video”.
Can Teladoc Health’s doctors prescribe medication?
Prescriptions can be available based on the doctor’s medical criteria and on the legal situation of telemedicine in the country you are based in. In general, our doctors will be able to issue Over the Counter (OTC) medication when appropriate. Non-OTC prescriptions will depend on the specific regulations of each country. The doctor assisting you will be able to advise you on this. In some cases, in order to obtain a prescription, you may be advised to visit a general practitioner locally.
Are there any medications which Teladoc Health doctors cannot prescribe?
Some medications are not suitable for prescription via an online clinical service. These include controlled drugs like diazepam, strong painkillers, sleeping pills and drugs that require close monitoring through a regular General Practitioner.
As we do not have access to your local health system General Practitioner notes and history and in some circumstances, we may need to ask you for additional information before we can issue a prescription. Our doctors will only prescribe medication, including antibiotics, if they can safely do so.
Can I get repeat medications via Teladoc Health?
We are not a replacement for your regular or local health system General Practitioner and do not have access to your complete medical history. For these reasons, we cannot issue repeat prescriptions for long-term conditions. These are much better managed by your regular doctor who can examine you in person.
We may be able to issue a single prescription for some conditions. If you want to request a short-term course of repeat medication, please upload photographic evidence that you have been prescribed that medication before when you book your appointment.
Can I get a referral to see a specialist or for therapies e.g., physiotherapy?
Based on the doctor’s medical criteria might issue open private referral letters.