Need A Doctor While On Vacation? Use the Heal App
Although the odds are good that you’ll make it through your next vacation or business trip without so much as a scratch, you never know what will happen. Seasoned travelers understand that they always need a contingency plan, just in case something goes wrong and they need to see a doctor. This is where the Heal app comes in.
Heal – Doctors Who Make House Calls
The Heal app is available for smartphones that operate on either Apple or Android systems. On top of that, you can use it through the Heal website, which is great if you’re in a place without a cell phone signal. A number of doctors have signed up to provide services through Heal. As of right now, they are in five major metropolitan areas in the United States, four of which are in California. These locations are Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and San Francisco/Silicon Valley, as well as Northern Virginia and Washington DC. (Although they’re currently expanding.) The doctors are on call between 8 am and 8 pm every single day of the year.
Who Is The App Designed For?
Heal is designed for anyone who needs a doctor to come to their hotel room. Their doctors will also travel to office spaces, as well as homes to meet with patients. Even better, the doctors who are signed up with Heal will see anyone aged two months on up. This is great for people who frequently travel with their children. You never know when a “tummy bug” will strike! All that you need to do is open up the app and pick a two-hour window. The doctor will come to you!
What About Costs And Other Details?
Heal works with your existing health insurance. However, if for some reason your insurance won’t cover the appointment, all that you need to pay out of pocket is $99.00. This cost includes everything involved in your appointment, from labs to the doctor’s visit itself. The out of pocket cost is much less expensive than a trip to urgent care or the emergency room. Plus, every doctor is board certified. You’re definitely in good hands with Heal’s doctors.
Overall, the Heal app is very easy and convenient. If you need a doctor while you’re out of town –and you’re in one of the areas currently covered – you can set up an appointment. It’s an ingenious idea.