We鈥檝e got great news for anyone who doesn鈥檛 love showing up 15 minutes early to sit in a waiting room for two hours 鈥 two hours that could very well go to something far more productive 鈥 a clean house, a healthy lunch and all that paperwork you鈥檝e been putting off for months. Doctor house calls are back thanks to a new service called Heal.


Heal came to be when Dr. Renee Dua, a nephrologist, and her entrepreneur husband Nick Desai, came face-to-face with the reality of just how difficult it is for two hard-working parents to find a time to meet their child鈥檚 medical needs.

The app is easy to use. All you have to do is fire it up and request a doctor. Heal pairs you with a nearby physician, who will show up at your home in less that an hour for a flat fee of $99. While you wait for your doc to arrive, you can watch videos of who you鈥檙e about to meet and learn more about them.

And the service isn鈥檛 just for busy moms and dads. Think of all the good it can do in rural communities, for elderly or disabled patients and for those who can鈥檛 drive. Just think; there will be no more long commutes, uncomfortable rides or the need to hire someone for transportation. Just get on your app, and let your doctor come to you.


Besides the mobility factor, Janani Krishnaswami, a part-time physical with Heal, told Buzzfeed, 鈥淚t鈥檚 very rare for someone to feel comfortable in a medical setting. You鈥檙e surrounded by people who are suffering, there鈥檚 an exam table, you feel exposed.鈥

One clear demographic in need of this service is the elderly community, specifically those living at home. Often the availability of transportation for senior citizens is limited to family and paid services. With Heal, they can easily cut out the middleman and pay the doctor to come to them with out all the time and expense of travel. We love when technology works to make the world a better place.


Right now, the service is only available on iOS in Los Angeles and San Francisco, but they have big plans to expand. Go to the website and get on the list and maybe your city will be the next in line. They also have an Android app in the works.

If you are in need of a major medical procedure, you鈥檒l obviously need to do that in a sterile environment. But if you鈥檙e only in need of a check-up and a confirmation on your clean bill of health, Heal is for you. They鈥檙e not yet able to accept your insurance, but they are hard at work on it. In the meantime, if you鈥檝e got the means, they鈥檝e got the doctors.

How long have you been dreaming of doctor visits coming to the house like the olden days? Let us know in the comments.