Heal secures $5 million in funding, with plans to expand to 15 more cities
Heal is the US-based app that helps people in need request a doctor to visit them at home and today it announced it secured $5 million in funding from Slow Ventures, March Capital, Pritzker Capital and other angel investors – bringing total funding for the business to date to $8.7 million.
Heal said the new influx of cash will help the company to expand its service to 15 cities stateside over the next year, which is currently only available to people in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Dr. Renee Dua, Founder of Heal, commented: “I created Heal to make life easier for busy parents and adults to get world-class primary care in the comfort, convenience and privacy of their home. Our vision is to transform primary care into a one-stop primary health solution, where patients can call on Heal at a moment’s notice not only for everything a traditional doctor’s visit can provide, but also for cutting-edge services and tools that put patients in control of their health like never before.”
The service first launched in January of this year and is currently available on iOS and Android, with users paying $99 to have a doctor come to their house in under an hour. Once the doctor’s assistance has been requested, the user can see their location en route to the patient’s home. Currently only available in the US, it remains to be seen if the model will extend to countries with state-provided healthcare so we’ll have to wait and see.