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.