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.
“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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