Waiting at the doctor’s office exposes you to other people’s germs and the risk of a broken heart every time the receptionist calls someone else’s name. Make medical care come to you with today’s Groupon to ER Direct. Choose between the following options:
- For $135, you get an urgent in-home medical call (a $275 value).
- For $149, you get an in-home general physical with blood-work and health screening (a $375 value).<p>
ER Direct services locations in the North Oakland and the greater San Francisco Bay area. House calls outside these areas may require an additional fee.
ER Direct, founded with the mission of cutting down on unnecessary waiting lines in emergency rooms, dispatches licensed physicians and physician assistants with a minimum of three years of emergency-room experience to meet patients on their own turf. Urgent-care visits treat a range of non-life-threatening conditions that require immediate medical attention, such as broken bones and lacerations, or typical house-call conditions including flu symptoms and migraines. Patients who opt for an in-home general physical undergo a blood test to determine kidney function, blood count, and electrolyte levels, as well as a traditional health screening to reveal blood pressure, oxygenation levels, and secret crushes hidden deep inside the heart. Visiting physicians can write and fill most prescriptions, and typically arrive within one–two hours of a patient’s call. Patients can also schedule an appointment for a convenient date and time between the operating hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.