SteadyMD.com Online Doctors Review

Nicky Lowney

In a Nutshell

SteadyMD is like having a direct line to your doctor that you can use whenever you want. It’s a telehealth service, which means you can see a doctor over the phone or computer. What’s nice about SteadyMD is that you can get personalized medical care that’s ongoing and continuous, with the same doctor every time. Chat, call, or video chat with your doc whenever you need them and get treatment and preventative care right away.

pros

  • Personalized, continuous, ongoing care
  • Unlimited access, questions, and appt
  • Family plans available

cons

  • Annual membership plans only
  • Initial appointment is long (approximately 1 hour)

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SteadyMD at a Glance

How Can I Get Treatment?: Video, phone, computer, tablet

Urgent Care Fee: Included in membership $99/month individual, $178/month family plan

Accepted Insurance: Most HSA, FSA, MSA, HRA plans

Medications Prescribed: Most meds excluding opioids, narcotics, and other controlled substances

Hour of Operation: 24/7

Follow up Consultations: Included, unlimited

How Does SteadyMD Work?

SteadyMD is not your typical telehealth service. In fact, it’s one of the most personal experiences you’ll find online today. That’s because SteadyMD offers you continuous care with the same doctor every time. You get paired with a doctor, and that doctor remains with you throughout your subscription period. Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up

Tell SteadyMD a little bit about what you’re looking for, including fitness goals, family history, lifestyle, typical diet, and medical conditions.

  • Get paired with a doctor

SteadyMD will then pair you up with a doctor that fits your needs, including your personal interests, medical requirements, and goals. This is an added level of attention that not all telehealth services provide. So, if you’re looking for more personalized medical services, SteadyMD is a good choice.

  • Have your first appointment

During this initial consultation, your doctor will get to know you and your medical situation. This appointment usually takes about an hour. They’ll ask you questions about your medical history, any family medical history that is pertinent, and get more details about your diet, sleep patterns, work habits, and exercise levels. This is the time for you to ask questions too. If you have any concerns or things you’re unclear about, the SteadyMD doctor will give you the time and answers.

During this appointment, the SteadyMD doctor will also be able to order any lab tests, blood work, or other external treatment that is relevant to your current medical issue.

After the first appointment, you can schedule an appointment, send an SMS, or call your doctor whenever you want. What's unique about SteadyMD is that it is an ongoing relationship with the same doctor. Most telehealth services allow you to connect quickly to a doctor, which is great. But there's no continuity or follow-up. With SteadyMD, you meet with the same doctors, have a live connection, and can reach out (via text, phone call, or even video chat) anytime you have a question or concern.

What Does SteadyMD Treat?

SteadyMD offers many specialty treatments in addition to the regular medical conditions its doctors can treat. Here are a few of the less-common services available:

  • Whole30

  • Paleo

  • Functional fitness

  • Functional medicine

  • Medicine for athletes (weightlifters, runners, triathletes, cyclists)

  • SteadyMD Complete

SteadyMD is not useful for medical emergencies, however. In the event of a serious medical situation, contact 911 or go straight to an urgent care unit or emergency room. SteadyMD is also not suitable for certain medications, including narcotics, opioids, and other controlled substances.

How Much Does SteadyMD Cost?

SteadyMD offers a subscription-based pricing model. That means all of your services are covered under a single monthly membership fee. This is a much more affordable option if you have frequent prescription needs, if you visit the doctor more than just once a month, or if you have frequent medical concerns and like having a doctor on call to answer your questions. Here's a look at the pricing plans available:


Individual Plan
Family Plan

Price per month

$99

$178

SteadyMD is an affordable option for most people, especially those with frequent medical concerns. Other telehealth services such as Doctor on Demand, LiveHealth Online, or AmWell charge $59-$75 per visit. This is cheaper than a SteadyMD monthly membership. But if you need to schedule even one follow-up appointment that month, you’ll already be paying much more than you would for a subscription to SteadyMD.

One aspect we don't like is SteadyMD's contract length. When you sign up, you're automatically signed up for the year. You can cancel anytime you want within the first month without penalty, but beyond that month, it is a full year committment. We also don't like that you have to pay an additional fee to add more children to your plan. How much you pay depends on the age of each child.

The good news is that most HSA, FSA, MSA, and HRAs cover SteadyMD membership fees. If your health account covers the services, then SteadyMD is an incredible offer.

Does SteadyMD Take Insurance?

SteadyMD works with a wide range of benefit plans, including health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, medical savings accounts, and health reimbursement accounts. Frequently, these accounts will reimburse you for the full membership costs.

What Do People Say About SteadyMD?

"I love that my SteadyMD doctor actually CARES about my goals, takes the time to listen and truly wants to help me be well, not just talk to me when I'm sick. Plus, I can talk to him from the comfort of my own home."- Jenny

"This service is amazing! In a world filled with reactionary medicine, this is precisely the sort of solution I have been looking for to complement my lifestyle. Everybody needs this level of care."- Leslie

“This is an amazing resource for moms and families. If anyone has trouble getting to a doctor and having free time to do that it’s moms. One of the biggest reasons why I love it so much is that it’s just an app on my phone and I can essentially text or talk to my doctor whenever I want.” – Katie

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SteadyMD FAQs

Q: Does SteadyMD prescribe medicine?

A: Yes. SteadyMD can prescribe all types of medications that are allowed legally via an online visit.

Q: Can SteadyMD give me a doctor’s note?

A: Yes.

Q: Do I need a subscription for SteadyMD?

A: Yes. SteadyMD requires you to sign up for an annual subscription. But you can cancel your subscription within the first month if you're not happy with the service.

Q: What hours does SteadyMD have appointments available?

A: 24/7

Bottom Line

SteadyMD is taking online medical care to a new level by offering personalized and continuous care via its online platform. The annual subscriptions let you have unlimited access to your doctor, and the 24/7 availability ensures that you can get answers and treatment plans whenever the need arises. SteadyMD’s family plan is particularly affordable, covering an entire family for less than $200 a month.

Nicky Lowney has been writing about health and medicine for more than 15 years. With a master’s degree in health communication, she specializes in translating complex medical information into readable, engaging content. Nicky has written for Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Decision Resources Group, and EBSCO Information Services, among other clients. In her free time, Nicky enjoys cycling, hiking, and performing with her local community theater.

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