FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

With MDLIVE, you can access a doctor from your home, office, or on the go- 24/7/365. Our Board Certified doctors can visit with you either by phone or secure video to help treat any non-emergency medical conditions. Our doctors can diagnose your symptoms, prescribe medication, and send prescriptions to your pharmacy of choice.*
No. MDLIVE is designed to handle non-emergency medical issues. You should not use MDLIVE if you are experiencing a medical emergency. In case of a medical life threatening emergency, you should dial 911 immediately. While MDLIVE is not intended to replace your primary care doctor, a virtual doctor’s appointment can sometimes substitute a doctor’s office, urgent care, or an emergency room visit.
Our doctors are trained to treat a wide range of conditions through both MDLIVE and Breakthrough, MDLIVE’s behavioral health therapy service. Medical Conditions
  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Ear problems
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Headache
  • Insect bites
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Respiratory problems
  • Sore throats
  • UTI (Adult Females Only)
  • Vaginitis and more
Behavioral Health Concerns
  • Addictions
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Child and adolescent issues
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Life changes
  • Men’s issues
  • Panic disorders
  • Parenting issues
  • Postpartum depression
  • Relationship and marriage issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s issues
You can start using MDLIVE immediately after you sign up and activate your account. Once you have an MDLIVE account, you can browse doctor profiles, view available appointment times, and schedule an appointment with the doctor of your choice. Want to go one step further? Be sure to fill out your medical history profile to better prepare your MDLIVE doctor for your appointment.
MDLIVE is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, even on holidays. Use MDLIVE anytime you have a non-emergency medical condition, are unable to see your primary care provider, or when you simply prefer a convenient, cost effective alternative to the emergency room, urgent care center, or clinic.
MDLIVE is available anywhere in the United States**. Our network of Board Certified doctors will be provided to you based on the state you are located. We make sure that each doctor is fully licensed to practice medicine in your state.
Yes, MDLIVE can be accessed on most mobile devices with an Internet connection. Our MDLIVE Mobile App is available for download in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store.
All MDLIVE doctors are U.S. Board Certified and able to treat a wide range of patients and conditions. Following each consultation, our members are given a survey to evaluate their doctor and appointment. The results are analyzed and reviewed for quality assurance and used as part of our continuous improvement process. Selected doctor consultations are also reviewed by our internal medical board.
Yes, if the MDLIVE doctor believes medication is warranted, he or she can write a prescription for non-narcotic medications (i.e. no controlled substances), which can be sent directly to the pharmacy of your choice.* As soon your consultation is over, your prescription will be sent electronically to one of over 65,000 pharmacies to choose from. If for any reason your pharmacy is unable to receive e-prescriptions, a traditional prescription is generated for our doctors to sign and fax. All prescriptions are fully compliant and include all required information.
Confidentiality is a respected part of MDLIVE’s Code of Ethics. We take your privacy very seriously. Laws are also in place to protect your privacy. The HIPAA Privacy Rule is designed to be a minimum level of protection. Some states have even stricter laws in place to protect your personal health information. MDLIVE can share your information with your PCP in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
To use video conferencing you need:
  • Windows®7, Vista, or XP
  • A Mac running OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or superior.
  • Highspeed internet connection
  • A webcam with at least 1.3 megapixels
  • Microphone (most webcams already have microphone built in)
After you set up an account, you will be able to use a simple online simulation to test your configuration and check if you are ready for a virtual consultation.
Don’t see your question? Don’t worry. Just call us. We have highly trained health service specialists standing by to take your call, 24/7/365.
Disclaimers * Please note: Some state laws require that a doctor can only prescribe medication in certain situations and subject to certain limitations. MDLIVE does not replace the primary care physician. MDLIVE is not an insurance product nor a prescription fulfillment warehouse. MDLIVE operates subject to state regulation and may not be available in certain states. MDLIVE does not guarantee that a prescription will be written. MDLIVE does not prescribe DEA controlled substances, non-therapeutic drugs and certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. MDLIVE physicians reserve the right to deny care for potential misuse of services. MDLIVE and the MDLIVE logo are registered trademarks of MDLIVE, Inc. and may not be used without written permission. MDLIVE Prescription Policy Doctors providing consultations for MDLIVE members offer prescriptions for a wide range of products that deliver direct medicinal value. These include, but are not limited to, drug classes such as antibiotics and antihistamines. Convenience prescriptions for maintenance medicines may also be obtained in cases where a member is in transition to a new insurance plan or doctor. It is important to note that MDLIVE is not a drug fulfillment warehouse. In the event a doctor does prescribe medication, he/she will usually limit the supply to no more than thirty days. Patients with chronic illnesses should visit their primary care doctors or other specialists for extended care. MDLIVE doctors do not issue prescriptions for substances controlled by the DEA, for non-therapeutic use, and/or those which may be harmful (potential for abuse or addiction). For a current list of DEA controlled substances, visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/ ** MDLIVE Services are limited to only video consultations with the ability to prescribe in Idaho. In Arkansas, an initial visit must be completed via video. After an initial visit, subsequent consultations may be completed via phone.