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FirstCare Virtual Care for TRS Members

Powered by MDLIVE

We've teamed up with MDLIVE to provide our TRS members with access to board-certified doctors, pediatricians, licensed therapists and more—using your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.
 

Telehealth vs. Telemedicine

Telehealth—defined as a collection of means or methods for enhancing health care, public health, and health education delivery and support using telecommunications technologies, [and] encompassing a broad variety medical, behavioral, and pharmaceutical specialties, to deliver virtual medical, health, and education services to patients¹—allows you to visit a doctor, counselor, psychiatrist or dermatologist, but instead of physically travelling to an office, your appointment is conducted via secure video and/or phone. While telemedicine is actually a subset of telehealth, referring only to clinical services without an in-person visit.

Access a Doctor, 24/7/365

With MDLIVE, you can communicate with a doctor from anywhere, anytime. Simply use one of the access points listed below to get in touch with a provider today. 
 

Virtual Care—Connecting with MDLIVE

Beginning September 2018, connect with a doctor and get quality health care advice without ever leaving your home, your job or wherever you are.
  • Log on to the FirstCare self-service portal and click on the "Virtual Care" option;
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  • Download the MDLIVE mobile app (click for more details on Apple iOS and Android)
  • Text "FIRSTCARE" to "MDLIVE" (635483); or
  • Call 1-800-718-5082 and speak to an MDLIVE representative.

Resources

TRS-ActiveCare website: www.trs.texas.gov

View Plans:

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FirstCare is here to help.

We're here to help you with your decision or answer any questions about your benefits. Call: 1-800-884-4901, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT, or email trsquestions@firstcare.com.

Find a Provider Mail Order Prescription Drug Refills (Novixus.com) Service Area

ER or Urgent Care?

Making a trip to the ER can be costly and time consuming, so finding the right place for the right care when you need it is crucial. Click here for tips on how you can determine when a condition is serious enough to go to the ER, versus visiting an urgent care center.

Ask the Pharmacist

Have a question about a specific drug, or a drug benefit in your plan? Email our Pharmacist for the answers you need!

Getting Started with Navitus

Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3. Click here for tips on accessing the Navitus portal, setting up mail-order prescription drugs, contacts for your prescription benefit questions, and a helpful FAQ.

Talk to a Nurse—Nurse24™

Need care advice? Should you see a doctor? Get the info you need today! FirstCare members can talk to a nurse 24/7 by calling 1.855.828.1013 to get answers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! TTY users can call 7-1-1 or  1.800.955.8771. Voice communication is available at 1.800.955.8770.





The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded an accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality that meet the basic requirements of NCQA's rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement.

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