Raise your hand if you're beyond ready for a summer vacation. We feel you, but for many of us, this will be our first time traveling post-COVID, which comes with some level of anxiety. Good thing we got hip to Runway health: A telehealth travel service that basically gives you a peace of mind—including prescriptions right to your door—before take-off (or setting sail). You know...just in case you want to get ahead of potential travel sickness.
Let's say, for example, you're going on your first cruise and are worried about getting seasick. Runway can ship you a Scopolamine patch to help you cope with motion sickness. And, depending on where you're traveling, Runway can recommend medications for all sorts of concerns, from malaria prevention to traveler’s diarrhea, altitude sickness and sleeplessness. Whatever it may be, you'll be connected to U.S. licensed physicians, who will evaluate your medical history and upcoming travel plans to ensure you have what you may need. All you have to do is start a consultation on the site (it's $30, and it's available 24/7, btw), fill out a questionnaire and wait for your treatment plan within 24 hours. Then your medication (which typically costs up to $130) will be mailed to you within a few days, meaning you should plan on contacting Runway at least a week before your trip.
Another nice feature: The pricing for the consultation and each treatment is clearly listed on the website, so there's no guesswork over how much you'll spend—or sticker shock over a bill that comes in later.
If you're anything like us, you'll probably still have questions—luckily, you're provider can answer them, even while you're on your trip. In other words, go ahead and cross unexpected travel sickness off your list of potential hazards for your upcoming trip and download the app now. You can thank us later.