Below is our recent interview with Sean Mehra, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at HealthTap:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: HealthTap makes affordable virtual healthcare accessible to everyone — offering immediate, trusted information from real doctors at the first moment of concern, triaging them, and treating them with wait times of one minute or less — for all ages across all specialties. HealthTap uses proprietary technology to match patients with U.S.-based board-certified doctors to deliver real-time access to high-quality, affordable urgent care, primary care and clinical services.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: A HealthTap Prime membership is $15 per month; members can select a primary care physician and receive care for a wide range of conditions and needs, including women’s health, men’s health, senior health, preventive care, children’s health care, and care for managing chronic conditions. Each doctor appointment costs $39 (or an insurance copay) with a HealthTap Prime membership.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: A recent report from the U.S. Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urged immediate action toward ensuring that every American has a primary care provider. Access to a primary care provider saves money for consumers, insurers and government, helps prevent chronic condition-driven serious illness and cuts emergency room visits significantly. At just $15 per month, everyone can now have their own primary care relationship.
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: HealthTap will continue its focus on making access to quality healthcare accessible and affordable to all Americans — with or without good insurance. Expect new partnerships and services that expand the breadth and integration of our offering with the rest of healthcare — making access to prescription medications, tests (at home or at local labs), and specialists and hospitals easier and more affordable.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: HealthTap Prime members not only continue to get 24/7 urgent care visits at a 50% discount ($39/visit), they now also receive a $100 discount on mental health therapy or psychiatry from our partner, Talkspace, which means that our service offers a truly comprehensive virtual health experience.