Advertisement

The Best Telemedicine Apps of 2017

 

telemedicine

We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.

When it comes to common problems like urinary tract infections, headaches, fever, and sinus infections, timely treatment can lower the risk of complications. But not everyone has time to visit the doctor.

Thanks to advances in technology, it’s now possible to receive medical care without setting foot in an actual doctor’s office. Telemedicine is a relatively new concept that’s gaining popularity, allowing you to receive remote healthcare services from a doctor via phone or video.

If you haven’t had an opportunity to take advantage of this service, here are the best telemedicine apps to download and try.

Advertisement
Advertisement

MDLIVE

MDLIVE

MDLIVE

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

MDLIVE provides a fast and convenient way to communicate with a doctor and get medical advice for you or your child. These doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and most people connect with a doctor in under 15 minutes. Whether you have concerns related to a cold or flu, ear infection, fever, headache, or depression, you’re only a few clicks away from a board-certified physician.

LiveHealth Online Mobile

LiveHealth Online Mobile

LiveHealth Online Mobile

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

A trip to the doctor often requires requesting time off from work and losing money. LiveHealth Online lets you speak with a board-certified doctor, therapist, dietitian, and other medical experts through live video. It’s the perfect app when medical issues pop up after hours or on the weekend and you can’t wait until Monday. If you need a prescription, a doctor can send the information to your local pharmacy. Spanish-speaking doctors are also available by appointment.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Express Care Virtual

Express Care Virtual

Express Care Virtual

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Between high copays, deductibles, and no coverage, going to your doctor or urgent care can be expensive. Express Care Virtual can help you get medical care directly from your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. You don’t need an appointment, there’s no waiting rooms, and doctors can send prescriptions to your pharmacy. The app even accepts insurance. Although the app is free, each visit with a live doctor is $39.

Amwell

Amwell

Amwell

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Whether you have questions about a cough or a fever, the Amwell app is a convenient way to consult a doctor, dietitian, or psychologist at any time of day. Get the medical care you need no matter your location. There’s the ability to choose your own doctor. Your insurance provider might cover your video visit with a doctor, too.

Advertisement
Advertisement

First Opinion

First Opinion

First Opinion

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Download First Opinion and take control of your medical history. If you can’t squeeze a doctor’s appointment into your busy schedule, this app is the next best thing. Consult with a doctor in the privacy of your home 24/7. You can connect with them in minutes. If necessary, you can receive a prescription. You can even send a photo to the doctor for the most accurate diagnosis.

Advertisement

My TeleMed

MyTeleMed

My TeleMed

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

This is a great app for getting in contact with a doctor for urgent matters. With MyTeleMed, call your doctor’s dedicated telephone number and provide detailed information about your medical concern. Your doctor receives your notification, and then returns your call to discuss the issue.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Lemonaid

Lemonaid

Lemonaid

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Lemonaid is another innovative way to manage your health easily and affordably. Speak with a doctor about various health concerns, receive a diagnosis, and get a prescription sent to your local pharmacy. These doctors treat a variety of common illnesses, from acid reflux to the flu. Simply answer a few questions, choose a pharmacy, and upload a picture of yourself. Depending on the issue, a doctor will call, send a private message, or chat via video. It’s that easy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement