Telehealth service provider Teladoc Health launched Teladoc Global Care, touting it as the first virtual care offering of its kind to "uniquely meet the needs of globally mobile individuals in need of general medical care."
The new offering is catered towards multinational organizations enabling them to provide expats and travelers with a single solution for convenient access to quality care, regardless of geographic location.
"Navigating an unfamiliar health system while traveling heightens uncertainty and stress for employees and can result in higher costs for plan sponsors," Dan Trencher, senior vice president of product and corporate strategy at Teladoc Health, said in a statement. "With the introduction of Global Care, Teladoc Health is transforming how people access and experience healthcare around the world, and successfully accelerating the pace of innovation with truly differentiated virtual care offerings."
Available through the Teladoc app, Global Care makes it easy to talk with a doctor who not only speaks the individual's language, but has the experience and training to listen to the unique health situation with cultural sensitivity and guide the individual through the local health system as needed. The 24×7, non-emergency service can be utilized worldwide and care is delivered in more than 20 languages — including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hungarian, Polish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Thai, Malay, Hindi, Japanese and Arabic.
Teladoc Global Care is now commercially available for large multinational employers and insurers.