What is telehealth?

Telehealth means you can connect with a provider outside of their office.* Ask your provider if you can video chat with them through a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

*Some providers may not offer this service.

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What type of healthcare provider can I see with telehealth?

Several types of providers offer telehealth services.

For more information, call your provider or check the provider directory.

MDLIVE telehealth services

AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio covers telehealth appointments with MDLIVE at no cost to members. MDLIVE's healthcare providers can help 24/7/365 with over 80 common conditions, including:

  • Allergies and sinus problems 
  • Cold or flu symptoms 
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Earache (age 4 and older)
  • Pink eye 
  • Rash 
  • Respiratory issues 
  • Sore throat 
  • Stomachache
  • Urinary tract infection (females age 18 and older) 
  • And more

There are many ways to sign up for MDLIVE or connect to an MDLIVE healthcare provider:

  • Download the MDLIVE app in the Google Play store or Apple App Store. 
  • Visit
  • Call 1-888-743-6582
  • Text ACOH to 635483.*

*Message and data rates may apply.

What technology do I need for a telehealth appointment?

For a video appointment with your provider or MDLIVE, you'll need a computer, tablet or smartphone with a camera, and an internet connection.

Don’t have a smartphone?

As an AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio member (if you qualify), you can get a smartphone* at no cost to you that can help you use telehealth services. The benefit also includes monthly data and minutes, unlimited text messaging, and no-cost calls to AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio Member Services. To find out more and apply for a smartphone, contact our partner SafeLink at 1-877-631-2550 and mention promo code AMERIHEALTH.

*Limit one per household. Must be at least 18 years old to qualify.

Try these tips to help you get the most out of your telehealth session

Get ready. Find a private, quiet place and let others know you can’t be disturbed.

Test your gear before the session begins to make sure you have good connectivity. Would you feel more comfortable wearing headphones or earbuds?

Come prepared with any questions, symptoms to share, and something to write down the provider’s recommendations.

If you have questions, call Member Services at 1-833-764-7700 (TTY 1-833-889-6446), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.