UTItreatment.com is a virtual clinic where women can be safely, efficiently and affordably diagnosed and treated for an uncomplicated urinary tract infection by a physician without being seen in their healthcare provider's office. You begin the easy process of getting diagnosed and having your UTI antibiotics called in to a pharmacy by completing our simple questionnaire.
Once you have completed the questionnaire, you are taken to our pharmacy locator tool to select the pharmacy most convenient for you to have your prescription called in to. After choosing your local pharmacy, you will be directed to our secure checkout page to provide your private patient information. This information will then be sent to our physician network and a doctor will carefully evaluate your symptoms and your history to make a UTI diagnosis.
Our service costs only $59, which includes your physician diagnosis and calling in your prescription. The only way to effectively treat the bacteria that cause UTIs is with a prescription antibiotic, which, if indicated, will be sent to your pharmacy of choice. We only charge for the service of diagnosing and writing your prescription, just like a doctor’s office does; meaning we do not charge you for the prescription. The pharmacy charges for the prescription, and you can use your insurance to cover the cost of the antibiotic, or pay the typically low cost for the prescription out of pocket.
Once you have provided your patient information and checked out, our physicians review your questionnaire responses and diagnose your UTI, if applicable. A doctor in our network will call you to confirm your symptoms and medical history within 2-3 hours. If nothing has changed, they will call in your UTI prescription to the pharmacy you chose.
Many studies have shown that uncomplicated urinary tract infections can be safely diagnosed and treated using the patient's symptoms and relevant medical history. These studies have established that frequent urination with a burning sensation without a vaginal infection allows the physician a 95% successful diagnosis rate, allowing you to get treatment quickly for an UTI without performing an unnecessary examination, urinalysis or a urine culture.
The physician will recommend the duration of treatment. Depending on the UTI antibiotic prescribed to treat your UTI, the usual course may be 3, 5 or 7 days.
Typically, symptoms should improve significantly within 24 to 36 hours. Your physician may recommend over-the-counter medication to help relieve some of your symptoms until the effects of the antibiotics begin. It is important to complete the full course of treatment to prevent recurrence, otherwise the bacteria causing the UTI may not be fully eliminated.
After 36 hours of treatment, your symptoms should all be resolved. If your symptoms do not go away or if they get worse, please call our care advisors at 1-866-554-4296 during our hours of operation to discuss your condition. If your problems or concerns occur after hours, it is recommended that you seek care from your private physician, emergency room or minor emergency center. If you think your problems are an emergency, you should call 911 and ask for ambulance transport to the closest emergency room.
You provide a brief history of allergies to medications in our questionnaire, your responses are reviewed and are used when the physician is considering which antibiotic is the most appropriate treatment for your UTI.
Children are not candidates to be treated through UTItreatment.com. UTIs in children are of special concern. Children with UTIs should be taken immediately to see their pediatrician or other healthcare provider. In children, infections in the lower urinary tract (bladder) are much more likely to spread to the kidneys than in adults. Kidney infections in children can lead to scarring of the kidneys and possibly, with recurring infections, lead to kidney disease and kidney failure. UTItreatment.com can only treat individuals who are 18 or older.
Pregnant women are not candidates to be treated through UTItreatment.com, as pregnant women are more likely to get urinary tract infections (UTIs) than non-pregnant women. UTIs are of special concern during pregnancy and could be associated with premature labor and pregnancy loss. Pregnant women with signs or symptoms of urinary tract infections should contact their obstetrician immediately.
The antibiotics that are prescribed are unlikely to decrease the effectiveness of your birth control pills. However, our physicians recommend continuing your birth control as prescribed and also using condoms or other contraceptive measures to prevent the risk of pregnancy while taking antibiotics as a precautionary method.
UTItreatment.com does not participate in any insurance plans or programs, however, you may use your insurance coverage at the pharmacy to pay for part or all of your prescription. Your medication may be covered depending on the terms of your coverage.
We do accept Health Savings Accounts (HSA) or Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) as payment options upon checkout, and you will be issued a receipt for the doctor’s services that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement, depending on your plan.
Yes, in fact, the doctor will reach out directly to you via phone to discuss your symptoms and answer any UTI questions you may have. The physician may have questions for you in order to clarify your symptoms or medical history prior to making a diagnosis or providing treatment.