Acid reflux (GERD) treatment from an online doctor or NP. Request prescriptions for acid reflux medications, heartburn medicine like omeprazole, pantoprazole. Pay a flat fee - insurance not accepted for visits.
Acid reflux (GERD) treatment from an online doctor or NP. Request prescriptions for acid reflux medications, heartburn medicine like omeprazole, pantoprazole. Pay a flat fee - insurance not accepted for visits. 4.9 92
Ages 18-64
This is right for you if
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You don’t have chest pain that radiates to the back, arm, or jaw
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It’s not difficult or painful to swallow
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Your symptoms don’t wake you up at night
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You’re not coughing up blood or seeing blood in your stool

What's included

Personalized acid reflux (GERD) treatment plans may include prescription medications that target acid production in the stomach. Your clinician may also recommend over-the-counter heartburn treatments and self-care strategies. You can message your clinician with follow-up questions for 14 days after you get your treatment plan.
Concerned about more than acid reflux?
Commonly prescribed medications
  • Omeprazole (Prilosec)
  • Pantoprazole (Protonix)
  • Lansoprazole (Prevacid)
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This chart is for informational purposes only. Your clinician will determine treatment plans, prescriptions, and number of refills (if any) based on your symptoms and health history.
Acid reflux (GERD) treatment isn’t available at SteadyMD at this time. Alpha, Curai Health, and Wheel have licensed clinicians (like MDs, DOs, and NPs). At Alpha, the typical prescription is a 14 to 28-day supply and  2 refills (dependent on diagnosis). At Curai Health, the typical prescription is a 90-day supply and 0 to 1 refills. At Wheel, the typical prescription is a 30-day supply and 0 refills. Alpha and Wheel won’t currently treat customers who are pregnant.

What you’ll need

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A photo ID, like a driver's license or passport, if we need additional identity verification
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5 to 10 minutes to answer questions about your symptoms and health history

How it works

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Choose an online clinic
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Fill out an intake form
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Connect with a clinician, no appointment needed
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Get a personalized treatment plan
You can message your clinician with follow-up questions for 14 days after you get your treatment plan.
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You should know
Based on your health information, your clinician may recommend that you see a healthcare provider in person. If that happens, you won’t be charged for your visit. Amazon Clinic doesn’t accept insurance at this time, and isn’t intended for beneficiaries of government payor programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Frequently asked questions

What acid reflux medications can I get through Amazon Clinic?
There are two main types of prescription acid reflux (GERD) medicines: histamine 2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs)—also known as H2 blockers—and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Both types of drug target acid production in the stomach.

If you've never tried a prescription-strength heartburn medicine before and you have mild symptoms fewer than two times a week, your clinician may prescribe an H2RA like famotidine (Pepcid AC) or nizatidine (Axid AR).

If you have severe symptoms, and/or symptoms twice a week or more, your clinician may prescribe a PPI like esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), or omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid). PPIs are stronger GERD medications than H2RAs.

If you've already tried PPIs and they haven't worked for you, then you'll need to see a trusted healthcare provider like a primary care physician (PCP) or gastroenterologist (GI) for an in-person evaluation.

Please note: This information is for general reference only. Your clinician will review your symptoms and health history to determine which (if any) heartburn treatments are medically appropriate.
What's the difference between acid reflux, heartburn, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
Heartburn is the uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest or throat that's caused by acid reflux, when stomach contents move up instead of down. Acid reflux is also called gastroesophageal reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more severe form of acid reflux. You can get acid reflux treatment or uncomplicated GERD treatment through Amazon Clinic.
What are the symptoms of acid reflux (GERD)?
The main symptoms of acid reflux (GERD) are heartburn and regurgitation.
Heartburn: a burning sensation in the chest, behind the breastbone, that's usually worst after eating

Regurgitation: the flow of gastric acid and/or undigested food up from the stomach back into the throat or mouth
More severe symptoms of GERD include the following:
• Difficulty or pain with swallowing
• Nausea or vomiting
• Heartburn that wakes you from sleep
If you have any of these more severe symptoms, you'll need to see a trusted healthcare provider like a primary care physician (PCP) or gastroenterologist (GI) for further testing.
How can I relieve GERD?
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your clinician may recommend a step-up approach or a step-down approach for treating the symptoms of GERD.

A step-up treatment approach involves starting with a low dose of medication, then raising it until symptoms stop. For example, a clinician might prescribe a low-dose H2RA, then raise the dose, then prescribe a low-dose PPI.

A step-down approach starts with a higher dose of medication, which is then lowered as long as symptoms are still controlled. For example, a clinician might prescribe a standard PPI dose, then an H2RA.

If you have mild acid reflux (GERD) symptoms like heartburn and regurgitation less than once a week, you may get temporary relief from taking an antacid. These over-the-counter (OTC) medications can begin to work in 5 minutes and last up to an hour, but they don't cure GERD. Sodium alginate is another OTC medication that can offer short-acting acid reflux symptom relief. These medications can be used at the same time as prescription medications.
Are there any natural remedies for acid reflux/heartburn?
There's clinical evidence that you might be able to relieve your symptoms with the following natural remedies for acid reflux/heartburn:
• Try to lose weight if a healthcare provider has indicated that you're overweight
• Don't lie down on your back for 2 to 3 hours after eating
• Sleep with your head elevated about 6 to 8 inches
• Avoid food and drink that trigger your symptoms (e.g., caffeine, soda, chocolate, spicy foods)
Some evidence also shows a benefit in wearing looser clothing, chewing gum, not drinking alcohol or smoking, and doing abdominal breathing exercises.
What types of visit can I have?
Video visits are available in all 50 states and D.C. Message-only visits are available in 34 states. To see your visit options, first choose your state.
Can I use my health insurance to pay for a visit and/or medication?
Amazon Clinic doesn't accept health insurance for visits at this time. You can submit a claim to your insurance provider for reimbursement, but we can’t guarantee they’ll reimburse you.

If you normally use insurance to pay for your medications, you can do that with medications prescribed through Amazon Clinic. Amazon Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. For other pharmacies, please talk with your pharmacy directly about insurance coverage. The cost of medication isn’t included in the cost of your visit.
How does Amazon Clinic protect my health information?
Amazon Clinic protects your health information by strictly following the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA governs what Amazon Clinic and your healthcare providers can do with your medical information, as well as your contact and payment information. Amazon Clinic doesn’t and will never sell your personal information. Learn more on our privacy page.