Teladoc goes global: 4 things to know

Teladoc Health launched Teladoc Global Care, a virtual care service that connects patients with relevant medical care worldwide, Sept. 20.

Here are four things to know about the service:

1. Users can access Teladoc Global Care through Teladoc's app. On the service, users — whether traveling or living outside the U.S. — can speak with a physician who speaks their language and can guide them through the local healthcare system.

2. Teladoc Global Care is commercially available for large multinational employers and insurers who want to provide individuals with access to care while abroad.

3. Teladoc's goal for the new service is to target the growing expatriate workforce.

"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, said in a news release.

4. The 24/7 service is for nonemergency services. Physicians on the service speak more than 20 languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hungarian, Polish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Thai, Malay, Hindi, Japanese and Arabic.

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