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Have the flu? Try a virtual doctor visit

Flu patients causing ER delays
Posted: 2:46 PM, Jan 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-31 19:08:47-05

We're almost at height of flu season, and there's no signs of it slowing down.

The CDC says that last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of the flu and it's clogging up emergency rooms across the country.

CHI Health offers virtual doctors' visits 24 hours a day. Patients can either call in or do a video chat. According to CHI Health, virtual visits are an option for treating minor illnesses like the flu, pink eye, a cough or a sore throat.

Average wait times to be seen for emergency rooms in Omaha are about 30 minutes today, according to ProPublica. 

A virtual visit is an option for those who want to be seen from the comfort of home.

CHI Health Virtual visits have an introductory price of $10 dollars. The National Institute of Health says an average ER bill is about $1,233 with urgent care visits averaging between $75 and $155 dollars.