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Samsung just made it much easier to get a doctor’s appointment

Thanks to continued health service cutbacks, getting a doctor’s appointment in a timely fashion isn’t always easy. However, there are solutions out there for tech savvy Brits who want to see a GP.

Samsung has announced a partnership with Babylon, a digital healthcare provider, to offer customers unlimited video appointments with certified doctors.

Through the Samsung Health app, Galaxy phone owners can book unlimited ‘Ask an Expert’ video calls for £50 a year, or £25 for a single appointment.

The integration also features a symptom checker (designed for informational purposes) and the ability to manage and order prescriptions online, so long as they were authorised by a doctor.

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The integration is available from today (May 31) on phones running the Galaxy Health app. It’s currently available on the Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note8, S7, S7 edge, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, A8, A5 and A3 2017.

“We’re excited to be welcoming ‘Ask an Expert, powered by Babylon’ to the Samsung Health app,” said Kyle Brown, Head of Technology and Services, Samsung UK.

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“Now our customers will be able to look after their health from wherever they are – whether it’s checking a symptom or talking to a doctor – all within a few simple taps. The availability of the Babylon service within the app is another milestone for Samsung as we move towards a more connected, healthy world.”

While this undoubtedly make seeing a doctor easier for those always on-the-go, it also sounds highly preferable to sitting in a waiting room forever with all of those contagious people.

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