If you or a loved one needs to undergo hospitalization, either planned or emergency, what’s the first thing that crosses your mind? You are most likely to think of where the nearest network hospital is and how to get there at the earliest. A couple of years ago, as soon as you were enrolled under a health insurance policy, you would be provided with a list of network hospitals. But wasn’t maintaining that list a cumbersome task? And even if you did keep that list in plain view, you wouldn’t be able to refer to that list for any additional information about the hospital. For example, would you have known what the room rent is or what the procedure cost is? And what if you needed to plan a hospitalization a few months after being enrolled under the policy? There’s no guarantee that no changes would have been made to the list provided to you. A new hospital (one that’s much closer to you) could have been added to the list and some hospitals may have even been removed from that list.
In this tech age, when we are dependent on our smartphone for most of our day-to-day tasks, why should something as important as hospitalization be left behind? Smartphones, to a large extent, make our lives less complicated by keeping us abreast of all the latest information. Their use has become so invaluable that we no longer need to memorize important information. All information is accessible with just a tap on our screen.
There are several things you need to consider before choosing a network hospital. The facilities provided by the hospital, the proximity of the hospital to your house, the hospitalization charges and availability of doctors are some of the things you need to keep in mind to make an informed decision.
Medi Assist members can now make their hospital selection effortless and opt for a network hospital on the basis of all these factors! As a Medi Assist member, when you log into MediBuddy, the network hospital search feature enables you to filter hospitals by location, radius and speciality! What’s more, when you click on a particular hospital, you get to view additional information such as:
- Hospital packages/procedures along with the prices, according to room types
- Photos and description of the hospitals
- Specialties available
- Facilities available in the hospital
- Doctor availability
- Hospital contact information
You can also directly intimate the hospital of an eCashless hospitalization, and plan your cashless hospitalization in advance with MediBuddy.
And to make it all the more easier for you to get to your chosen hospital, MediBuddy gives you the added option of booking an Uber cab from within the app. Not just that, you also get to view the estimated price and time to reach the destination! On clicking the icon, you will be navigated to the UBER app with your pick-up and drop location pre-populated. To know more, click here.
So go ahead and explore this exciting feature today and make your hospitalization truly hassle-free!