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Online Treatment for UTI
Getting treated for a urinary tract infection is now easier than ever. You no longer need to schedule an appointment to visit a doctor's office weeks or months in advance. It's not necessary to sit in a waiting room for hours. You don't have to leave work, school, or other activities just to talk to a doctor. No more wasting time driving to the doctor's office and then to the pharmacy.
Black Tie Health™ is now offering telehealth services to help meet the increasing demand for simple, convenient, affordable medical care, including treatments for UTI.
About Urinary Tract Infections
A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is one of the most common bacterial infections in adults. Treatment depends partially on whether the infection is considered to affect "upper" urinary tract or the "lower" urinary tract. When the infection is limited to only involving the lower urinary tract, it is referred to as cystitis, or a bladder infection. When the infection includes the upper urinary tract, it is referred to as pyelonephritis, or a kidney infection.
Symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection include:
painful urination or burning sensation with urination
needing to urinate frequently
feeling a sudden need to urinate
pain or tenderness just above the pubic bone
Symptoms of an upper urinary tract infection include all or some of the lower UTI symptoms, plus:
pain in the back or sides of the body
Risk factors for women getting a UTI differ depending on whether or not they have reached menopause. If any of the risk factors apply to you, it simply means you are at greater risk for having a urinary tract infection.
For premenopausal women, some risk factors include:
history of UTIs
frequent or recent sexual activity
use of a diaphragm to prevent pregnancy
sickle cell trait
For postmenopausal women, some risk factors include:
poor perineal hygiene
lifetime history of UTI
type 1 diabetes
Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnosis is typically made based on your symptoms and medical history. However, the diagnosis can be confirmed by a lab examining a sample of urine. There are instances where laboratory analysis is necessary, but this isn't always the case.
Treatment usually consists of a course or oral antibiotics. Lower urinary tract infections require shorter treatment durations that upper urinary tract infections.
If you believe you have a urinary tract infection, it's important to be evaluated by a licensed physician.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have an in-person exam prior to getting treated for a UTI?
No. It was common practice to require patients to undergo a thorough in-person examination prior to offering them treatment for a UTI. However, that is no longer the case.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), "The initial treatment of a symptomatic lower UTI with pyuria or bacteriuria or both does not require a urine culture." In addition, the organization notes that "It is common practice among primary care physicians to empirically treat women with symptoms of a lower UTI without performing laboratory analyses. It has been considered a cost-effective strategy, decreasing the number of diagnostic tests and office visits."
However, it is worth noting that recommendations for women who are postmenopausal differ.
Do I need insurance for this appointment?
Nope. We do not submit claims to insurance companies. As a result, the $49 fee that we charge covers the online telehealth consultation only. The cost includes the physician's evaluation, including a review of your medical history and answering any questions you may have regarding any treatment. If you require treatment, such as antibiotics, the physician will send your electronic prescription to the pharmacy of your choice. If you require laboratory evaluations, the physician will send an order to a lab that is near you.
What if I have insurance? Is this visit covered?
Some insurance companies may reimburse you for the cost of the online telehealth visit that we provide. This would require that you submit specific information directly to your insurance company. If you intend to seek reimbursement, please notify the doctor during your online visit.
Once your prescription arrives at the pharmacy, you may be able to use your insurance plan to cover the cost of medications such as antibiotics. The amount you are responsible for will depend may factors, such as insurance-specific policies, co-payments, cost-shares, deductibles, and other considerations that depend on your insurance company.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Black Tie Health™ has partnered with Square to ensure the security of our online payment process. As a result, you can pay using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Afterpay, and even Cash App!
Should I still make an appointment to see my doctor?
Although thorough in-person examinations are not required for treatment of urinary tract infections, we recommend that all patients follow-up with their primary care physician as soon as possible.
What kind of device is required for a telehealth appointment?
Our telehealth interface supports most devices commonly used today. You can connect to our telehealth platform using an iPhone, Android device, iPad, Mac, or PC. Our platform doesn't require you to download another app, special software, or any unnecessary hoops to jump through. As long as you have access to a computer or smart device with email or text messages, we are just one click away.
Before booking your appointment, please be sure to read the telehealth appointment policies.
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