LIST: 8 Teleconsultation Apps in the Philippines You Can Rely On — Anytime, Anywhere
The introduction of telehealth services in the Philippines is beneficial to all Filipinos. Doing online consultations with doctors is both fast and convenient as you can easily get in touch with them wherever and whenever. Teleconsultation has become increasingly popular ever since the COVID-19 pandemic plagued the country. Just like any other online platform, it has been proven to be essential.
With that said, we recommend to download any of the following medical apps below that might perhaps save you and your loved one’s lives during emergencies.
SCREENSHOT from AIDE’s website
AIDE is a teleconsultation app that brings patients to doctors and nurses to the comfort of their homes. Aside from checkups, they can also request nurses and physical therapists to assist them in emergencies such as conducting baby deliveries or help them look after the disabled and elderly. Users will be charged per consultation or service they avail, but the app itself is free to use. You may download AIDE on Google Play or the App Store.
Screenshot from Medgate’s website
Similar to the apps mentioned above, Medgate offers patients access to telemedical consultations with their affiliated doctors anytime. After chatting with a telemedical assistant, patients will be redirected to one of their doctors who will then assess their health status. After that, the physician will provide an e-prescription or a referral to a clinic. Medgate also interprets lab results and delivers medicine to their patients’ homes. Apart from it, one can also monitor their HMO or provider account status directly from the app. Android and Apple users may download it for free.
According to their website, KonsultaMD is a telehealth membership service that allows patients to have 24/7 unlimited access to licensed doctors, no appointment needed. Patients can consult a physician via voice or video call anytime and as often as they want. They offer subscription-based services depending on their users’ needs. Interested users may get its app either on Google Play or the App Store.
SCREENSHOT from Google Play
Kitika is a subscription-based teleconsultation app that provides 24/7 primary health care through the aid of nurses, general practitioners, and specialists, all through the convenience of their patients’ mobile phones. Through video calls, patients can talk with affiliated doctors who will then assess their health and send them e-prescriptions via email. Aside from these services, they also deliver medicine to their users for added convenience. You may download Kitika on Google Play or the App Store.
A mobile app developed by Ideahub, DockoTo offers a convenient, and secure way to connect with medical specialists for online consultations anytime, anywhere. Aside from scheduling teleconsultations, patients may also request electronic prescriptions and electronic medical certificates from its network of licensed professionals online. You can get it on Google Play or the App Store.
SCREENSHOT from mWell PH’s webite
mWell PH is a mobile app that lets you take charge of all your health-related needs. From booking appointments with doctors to requesting a personalized guide to fitness and proper nutrition, mWell provides its clients with innovative healthcare solutions. Interested patients may access their well-rounded services in their mobile app available on Google Play or the App Store.
Aiming to ease up the “overburdened” healthcare system in the Philippines, Medifi has been allowing patients to contact over 3,000 general practitioners and specialists operating 24/7 that provide them with much-needed professional advice and services since its inception in 2015. Offers digital prescriptions, lab requests, and medical certificates online and sends results to their email addresses. Through their official Medifi app, patients can either connect with an online doctor randomly or search for a specialist of their choice. Users may download it on Google Play or the App Store.
HealthNow PH is an all-in-one health app for one’s basic needs. Patients can consult a doctor anytime, anywhere, get online consultation for their health concerns, get an e-prescription after consultation, buy medicines online to be delivered to their homes, and conveniently book clinic and lab appointments. Android users may download it here, while Apple users may do so via this link.
Note: If you have medical questions and would like to have immediate answers, talk with an online doctor today. However, if you need urgent care, please proceed to the nearest hospital in your area.
Written by Paolo Mabuyo