Guest Author - Bonnie Sayers
Visa has launched a medical gift card that is available for purchase Online or over the telephone for up to $5,000. The Prepaid Healthcare VisaŽ Gift Card is to be used for health and wellness related expenses.
This can be used for prescriptions, deductibles, co-pays, doctor's visits, eyeglasses, dental care, vision care, elective surgeries and even a gym membership if it is recommended by a Physician because of obesity. The benefits include an eligible tax-write off for medical expenses.
The card itself costs $4.95 plus shipping and handling fees, and can be sent to the recipient of purchaser anywhere in the United States. Call 1-877-850-3774 to get the card loaded from the $25 minimum to the $5,000 maximum. There is a $4.95 cost for replacement card if it is lost or stolen. This amount is taken from the balance of the card. The card is used just like a credit card so no pin number is needed.
There is no limit to how often you can use The Prepaid Healthcare VisaŽ Gift Card, as long as there is a balance. Upon the ninth month there will be an activation charge of $1.50 per month on the card. This is for cards that still carry a balance and will be known as the maintenance fee. The card can be used at fertility clinics, blood banks, licensed massage therapists, chemical dependency centers, planned parenthood clinics, maternity hospitals, children's hospitals, chiropractors, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dermatologists, radiologists and other related medical personnel.
This also includes Lens Crafters, Pearle Vision and Health Spas for lasik eye surgery, mud baths, herbal wraps, dietary counseling and weight management. Ambulance services, wheelchairs, family counseling, eldercare faciltiies and nursing care are covered in this prepaid health card.
This card is suited for the college student, elderly family members not living in close proximity and even as a baby shower gift or bridal shower. This is perfect for the high school or college graduation gift to make sure their health care needs are taken care of. It is also perfect as a group gift for someone retiring from a company or moving onto another company.
The rules for the card include not using as a debit card or at any ATM machine and it cannot be used in exchange for cash. "The card officially becomes the property of the recipient as soon as they sign the back . Simple activation instructions will be included with the gift card."
Now when a family member has delivered a baby in another state relatives can join in and get The Prepaid Healthcare VisaŽ Gift Card so that the unexpected hospital costs can be paid before leaving the Hospital. This will help those parents that have preemies and need special care.
This is also needed in the disabled communities where funding takes a long time for occupational and physical therapies. With the health card services can start when it is needed and most helpful instead of waiting on insurance paperwork to go through the system.
College students will not have to wait until they go home for a holiday visit to get their teeth cleaned or refill a prescription. The Prepaid Healthcare VisaŽ Gift Card can be used at grocery stores and drug stores for health and wellness products.
So now the first question to ask a healthcare provider would be if they take the Visa card. When you want to add funds to a card visit www.myhealthgiftcard.com or call 1-877-850-3774 to check the balance on the card.
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