Your next doctor's visit could be on your iPhone.
HealthTap, a mobile health start-up with an app that allows patients to ask medical questions to a network of doctors, is the latest mobile health firm to use telemedicine to connect patients to doctors in real-time for treatment.
The new service, called HealthTap Prime, launched on Wednesday. It allows people to see a doctor virtually via video conference on a smartphone so that the patient can be diagnosed, treated and prescribed medications.
The new program is $99 a month for one family member and is an additional $10 a month to add another family member for unlimited virtual doctor visits. Members of HealthTap Prime can also opt to use the company's in-app chat feature to get help from physicians. The app is available for both the Android and iPhone.
"The health-care industry is in dire need of innovation," said Ron Gutman, CEO of HealthTap. "Our goal was to bring health care to consumers in a cost-effective way with a new healthy experience and in a new way to manage their health right from their mobile device."
"We are there for you, and we want to serve you. There's no co-pay, you can come to us anytime," he said.