Location: United States
98point6 has developed a platform for patients to text US board-certified physicians as a way to eliminate barriers to proper medical care.
65 million Americans lack proper access to primary care. 98point6 is working to solve this by entirely recreating how we access doctors to remove barriers that keep people from the medical care they need.
It’s very affordable at $20 for the first year (+ $1 per session and $120 per year after the first year). The subscription-based service eliminates wait times and potentially unnecessary trips to the doctor’s office, urgent care or the emergency department.
Their secure iOS and Android apps work like a virtual clinic, allowing you to text a primary care doctor in very little time. Physicians are available 24/7 and you can chat with them whenever it’s most suitable. The patient is free to ask general health questions, address a specific concern, and send photos when necessary to help receive a diagnosis.
At the end of the consultation, the patient receives a care plan that includes the diagnosis, treatment, and other helpful advice. Prescriptions can be sent to whichever pharmacy is most convenient for the patient. It’s currently available in the USA.