Heal’s On-Demand Doctor House Call Service Launches on Android

The app allows users to summon a doctor to their home or office, paying a flat fee for each visit.

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After releasing on iOS earlier this year, Heal’s on-demand doctor house call service has launched on Android in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The service allows users to summon a doctor at any time, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, with doctors arriving within an hour.

The platform’s on-call, licensed physicians have passed background checks, and will stay with patients for as long as necessary for a fixed fee of $99 per visit. Doctors come equipped with multiple tools to meet each patient’s needs, and have the authority to send prescriptions electronically, order labs, or refer users to specialists.

When requesting a doctor, users specify whether the patient is a child or an adult, and can enter their symptoms. Users submit their payment information, and are encouraged to rate their visit after it has completed.

In a statement, Dr. Renee Dua, a board-certified physician and the founder and chief medical officer of Heal, commented on the app:

The Android app is a beautifully simple way to get a world-class doctor without the hassle of booking an appointment with a doctor’s office [and] driving in traffic, only to wait again in a crowded waiting room filled with other sick patients. When you or your child wakes up sick, you need the simplest, fastest and most trustworthy way to get a doctor. It was imperative to make our service available evenings and weekends, so working moms like me can see a doctor without having to miss work.

Heal has plans to further expand its platform, aiming to release in 15 more markets within the next 12 months.

The Heal app is available to download for free on Google Play and the iTunes App Store. For iOS users, Heal also offers an Apple Watch app.