6 Apps for Low-Income Patients to Access Healthcare Facilities
By Ray Parker, internet marketer and creative writer, IQVIS
For people diagnosed with various diseases and without treatment, the problem could worsen. However, going to doctor and have a medical checkup needs to be reviewed multiple times, especially for low-income patients. The mammoth fee could break you up financially if you are living paycheck to paycheck. Moreover, affording pricey health insurance is nearly impossible for low-income people.
According to Gallup Sharecare Well-Being Index, “11.7 percent of Americans were uninsured in the second quarter of 2017, up from a record low of 10.9 percent at the end of 2016.”
Living in a digital era, our dependency on technology is getting greater day by day. Making use of this technology, low-income people can also benefit from treatment through the apps available on the app market. Have a look at some of them.
If you are sick and can’t afford to pay doctor’s fee, try AmWell available on Android and iOS. The app is specifically designed to ensure 24/7 access to health for low-income people. See your doctor within minutes without commuting for hours or sitting in the waiting room.
Whether you are looking for someone who can perform therapy to deal with anxiety and depression or urgent care for respiratory infections or a sore throat, AmWell is a doctor in your pocket. The prices are nominal and you don’t need to break the bank after consulting your doctor.
MyChart is also another app for low income people available for both Android and iOS. The app helps you stay in touch with your physician, view and pay your bill, manage your appointments and review test results. Before you can use this app, you must create an account through MyChart website.
MyMedical is a great app available for both Android and iOS users. With this app, you can keep your personal medical information. In other words, it is a record-keeping app for your health info. You can keep multiple records including your parents, spouse or children.
The app also comes with translation feature to help explain medical jargon from your records, letting you know what it means. The app is very useful in emergency cases, listing aid information such as emergency contacts for first responders.
First Aid by American Red Cross
First Aid is yet another app available for both iOS and Android. Emergencies can erupt out of nowhere and this app gives emergency response tips for situations that require quick action. For example, if a person goes through the sudden heart attack, choking or snake bit, First Aid by American Red Cross will guide through immediate actions to avoid loss of life. The app can be accessed without connecting to the internet and is available for free.