1DOC3 provides healthcare information and access through telemedicine in Latin America. Patients can instantly connect with a doctor to discuss their health or browse the extensive library of health articles.
Healthcare access throughout Latin America greatly depends on the patient’s region and finances. About ⅓ of people cannot access healthcare either due to living in remote locations or being unable to afford healthcare. For those who can access healthcare, stigma and embarrassment may prevent them from discussing sexual health and mental health topics.
1DOC3 is a Spanish telemedicine platform with Colombian origins that is helping to increase healthcare access to those able to use a mobile app. The process is similar to many telemedicine services available around the world. Users explain the reason for their consultation request, fill out an AI-assisted symptom checker, and are immediately connected to a doctor. Doctors are available 24 hours, seven days a week. The cost of a consultation is $9.99US, or patients can sign up for a monthly subscription starting at $19.99US.
1DOC3 isn’t limited to individuals. They also have plans available for workplaces that wish to provide their employees with instant healthcare access through telehealth. By ensuring employees can look after their health needs, businesses can save money by reducing presenteeism and absenteeism.
Anonymity through the platform can help patients feel more at ease getting advice and healthcare for issues they may have been too embarrassed to discuss in person. The website is full of health-related information, all written in Spanish to help remove the language barrier. The free advice covers medications, illnesses, conditions, procedures, and more.