Get fast medical care—anytime anywhere—for 20 common conditions. Essentia E-Visit makes it easy and convenient for you to get the care you need from an Essentia Health provider online. Best of all, an E-Visit only costs $30. And, if you don’t get a diagnosis and treatment plan within 60 minutes, your visit is free!

If you need immediate medical care, call 911.

COVID-19 Screening Available at No Cost

At this time, for the health of our community and patients, we are waiving the fee for E-visits related to screening and evaluation of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Testing ordered as a result of the screening will be billed to your insurance company and you may incur copayments for some services.

Who Can Use E-Visit?

Anyone 2 or older living in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or North Dakota, can use this convenient and cost-effective online service. You don’t have to be an Essentia patient to have an E-Visit.

What Conditions Can Be Treated With an E-Visit?

Our providers can treat the following common conditions during an E-Visit:

  • Allergy symptoms, like sneezing, runny nose, or eye irritation
  • Bug bites, including tick bites
  • Colds
  • Eye infections, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Mouth sores, including canker sores
  • Stye, a red and painful bump near the eyelid
  • Skin conditions, including:
    • Acne
    • Dermatitis
    • Diaper rash
    • Eczema
    • Mild burns
    • Shingles
    • Tinea infections, also called ringworm
  • Tobacco use
  • Upper respiration infections, including sinus infections or influenza (flu)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women
  • Vaginal yeast infections

How Does E-Visit Work?

Having an Essentia E-Visit is easy. All you have to do is fill out a short questionnaire, which usually takes about 5 minutes. Your answers will be reviewed by an Essentia provider who will make a diagnosis and create a personalized care plan just for you. You’ll also be given a phone number to call if you have any questions or concerns about your care plan.

The whole process usually takes 60 minutes or less, and if it takes longer, your visit is free. You can start your E-Visit online, or if you are an existing Essentia patient and have a MyChart account, you can access the service via the portal. More Information

If for some reason, your condition cannot be treated online, your provider may recommend that you seek in-person care with your primary care provider or a walk-in service like Urgent Care.

Watch a video about E-visits.


If your provider prescribes a medication, we’ll send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice. Learn more about pharmacy services at Essentia.

How Much Does an E-Visit Cost?

An Essentia E-Visit costs only $30, and you will need a credit card to use the service. Your card won’t be charged until you receive your care plan, and some insurance providers will reimburse you for the cost of E-Visits.

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Get care from an Essentia Health provider online 24/7, including COVID-19 testing.

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