HealthTap, an app-based platform that connects patients with doctors via video, text and voice using artificial intelligence (AI) has launched HealthTap for Good, a non-profit initiative to bring its premium medical services to disadvantaged people and populations around the world–regardless of their ability to pay.

HealthTap for Good will provide free-of-charge access to premium health services for individuals in need, as well as to medical providers and non-profit organisations who take care of underprivileged populations worldwide.

Individuals in need can receive free virtual consultations with HealthTap Prime physicians via video, voice, or text. In addition, doctors operating in low-income areas can obtain free-of-charge licenses to HealthTap Concierge (Software-as-a Service that establishes a “Virtual Practice” connecting the doctor with patients using video, text or voice calls.)

Furthermore, non-profit organisations serving underprivileged populations can now obtain through HealthTap for Good a complimentary license to HOPES™, HealthTap’s proprietary Health Operating System. HOPES™ creates a fully personalised healthcare experience and provides users with individualised advice, information, adherence tools, and instant access to doctors and other providers anytime, anywhere. Giving free HOPES™ licenses to these organisations will enable them to provide access to more affordable care to large underserved populations.

“I founded HealthTap because I believe that healthcare is a fundamental human right,” said HealthTap’s Founder and CEO, Ron Gutman. “Since we launched we have helped hundreds of millions of people worldwide live healthier, happier longer lives by providing them access to the most trusted health information and tools to manage their health at no cost.”

“In the past couple years, we’ve also launched premium paid services for individuals seeking world-class concierge medicine, and have grown to provide enterprise software, technology, and tools to physicians, providers and payers worldwide. With this tremendous growth, comes responsibility to give back in any way we can. As we do better, we’re committed to giving more to those in need. That’s why we created HealthTap for Good,” concluded Gutman.

HealthTap connects hundreds of millions of people in 174 countries, including South Africa via Discovery Health, on any mobile device or personal computer with health advice from  its network of more than 108,000 doctors across 147 specialties.

Individuals, providers or non-profit organisations who are interested in HealthTap for Good are invited to apply here to receive immediate access to HealthTap’s top doctors and suite of apps and services.

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