Today the company officially launched Doctor On Demand, a service designed to connect consumers to a licensed U.S. physician via app on iPhone, Android or tablet — from anywhere.
Well, “anywhere" is the goal. At launch, the service is available in 15 U.S. states for a price of $40 per video call — a price the co-founders believe puts Doctor on Demand on par with most insurance co-pays and cheaper than most urgent care.
Doctor on Demand uses a HIPAA-secure network and synchronous video chat to allow patients to communicate with doctors. An important note: Doctor on Demand is to be used for “non-emergent clinical issues that do not immediately require a direct presence, lab work or imaging.”