You’ve been wanting to visit the doctor about [fill in the blank], but between work, family, pets, friends, chores, and whatever else, you haven’t been able to schedule an appointment. I’m all too familiar with the scenario, and now there’s a new telemedicine app here to help – Maven.
Maven is a new telemedicine app designed (mostly) by women for women. The app allows you to book and pay for an appointment with a qualified health and wellness practitioner from your smartphone. Then, you can virtually meet with your provider via video chat.
The app features a whole slew of doctors and other practitioners for whatever issue you’re having. Nurses, physicians, pediatricians, dermatologists, psychologists, and pregnancy specialists are just some of the professionals screened by Maven to answer your questions. That way, you can get peace of mind when your baby is sick for the first time or a prescription for the flu you suddenly came down with.
Maven is also focused on building relationships between practitioners and clients. In a video with some of their medical staff, one of the professionals said, “I find my patients like to text me with follow up questions and concerns after the visit.” I wish I could do that with my normal doctor.
Appointments can be booked for 10 minutes all the way to 1 hour. The app lets you know the cost up-front, and appointments start at $18.
Maven is currently only available for iOS devices (boo!). If you run Apple, you can download it from the App store, but if you’re running Android like myself, I guess we’ll just have to wait until Maven is released on Google Play.