Get prescriptions or advice instantly by video appointment or private message, all from the comfort of home. A new telehealth app allows users to video chat with OB-GYNs, midwives, lactation consultants and other women’s health specialists.
Doctor appointments are time-consuming, difficult to schedule, and these days, increasingly expensive. What if, instead of cooling your heels in the waiting room, you could get some face time with a doctor, or even a, lactation consultant, or nutritionist, using your smartphone?A new telehealth app allows users to video chat with OB-GYNs, midwives, lactation consultants and other women’s health specialists.
That is the idea behind Maven, a digital clinic that connects patients and health care providers. The service is designed to bridge the gap between non-essential office visits and the typical alternative. The app is specifically geared toward female users,
Here’s how it works:
App users enter information about their medical request or question, and are matched with a series of providers from an appropriate specialty. Most providers have detailed bios, some with video.
Users also have the option to create profiles, though those who want to remain anonymous can do so.
The intention is not to replace in-person medical exams. Instead, Maven can help out when someone has a non-urgent medical need, such as a question about birth control or a prescription refill.
Three steps to follow
Tell Maven what kind of care you need. Then, choose one of several providers the app recommend, based on the specifics.
Book a video appointment. You will meet face-to-face with your provider via the app, in real time, effortlessly.
- Follow up
Follow up on your own terms. Get post appointment notes from your provider and easily schedule another appointment.
How digital health clinic is revolutionizing women’s healthcare
– Get a consultation
Choose your practitioner and book a video appointment instantly – or send a private message.
– Get comfortable
Use your computer, iPad or iPhone to have your appointment anywhere you have an internet connection.
– Get back to your life
Your health is more than just an annual checkup
What does the app offers.
- Mental health
- New mom support