“In the first half of 2020, 43.4 percent of U.S. adults between the ages of 19 and 64 did not have adequate insurance, either through a coverage gap, without insurance, or with a high deductible, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s latest biennial health insurance survey, “said HealthTap, founder and chief operating officer. Sean Mehra. “Primary health care represents not only an important market opportunity, but also an opportunity to improve the lives and health of many Americans.”
Effective primary care facilitates the management of chronic conditions, promising massive improvements in health and cost reduction. About 60 percent of adults suffer from at least one chronic condition, while 42 percent suffer from multiple conditions. When the indirect costs associated with the loss of economic productivity are included, the total cost of chronic diseases in the United States above $ 3.7 trillion each year, approximately 19.6 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. A primary care relationship also facilitates the identification of emerging conditions that may require specialized care, including mental and behavioral needs that are addressed through HealthTap partner, Talkspace.
“The continuity of care available to patients by virtue of seeing the same primary care physician every time can measurably improve the health of our users,” said HealthTap co-founder and medical director Dr. Geoff Rutledge. “We are fortunate to work with so many dedicated clinicians who are able to deliver this level of care.”
A recent report from the U.S. Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine called for immediate action to ensure that all Americans have a primary care provider. The report states that, after half a century of research, access to primary care saves money, improves health and saves lives. This correlates with an analysis of 22 similar studies from around the world that found that this “continuity of care” is associated with reduced mortality. The analysis was performed by researchers from the University of Barcelona Exeter, United Kingdom
Now you can also access behavioral and mental health care, in collaboration with Talkspace
A key element for continuity of care is access to continued mental and behavioral health care. Talkspace therapists can pick up wherever HealthTap primary care physicians leave, with a $ 100 discount for HealthTap Prime members.
“Talkspace is thrilled to partner with HealthTap because of our shared approach to delivering healthcare: we prioritize access and affordability to get people the care they need, when and where they need it,” he said. Lauren Friedrich, Vice President of Talkspace Channel Partnerships. “This access and affordability facilitates ongoing care with a trusted provider and ultimately leads to better clinical outcomes.”
Facts from HealthTap Prime
- Discounted urgent care visits to primary care and 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – $ 39 or insurance copayment.
- $ 100 out of online therapy visits with Talkspace.
- Schedule appointments with nearby mobile clinics across the country, including thousands of CVS MinuteClinic centers.
- Secure storage of all medical records without storage limitations. Benefit from the personalized attention of our doctors, who will always adapt their advice according to your profile and history.
- Virtual care for children at no additional membership cost.
HealthTap physicians are headquartered in the United States and are board certified. They can prescribe medication, ask for lab tests, and most importantly, track a patient’s health over time. In addition to virtual doctor visits, HealthTap offers free features that can help people get personalized and reliable medical information from real doctors:
- Dr. Q&A, a database where you can query millions of patient questions answered by real doctors. Users can also ask their own anonymous questions and receive an answer from a doctor within 24 hours.
- HealthTap AI, the chatbot formed by a doctor and assisted by a HealthTap doctor. this helps people understand what can cause their symptoms and the usual doctor’s recommendations.
To get started and use HealthTap, visit the HealthTap website or download the iOS or Android mobile app.
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Talkspace is a telebehavioral healthcare company. Its unique psychotherapy and psychotherapy product connects individual users with a network of thousands of licensed mental health providers through an easy-to-use, HIPAA-compatible web and mobile platform. With Talkspace, users can send unlimited text, video, image, and audio messages to their dedicated providers from anywhere, anytime. Suppliers interact with customers daily, 5 days a week. Talkspace also offers psychiatry and prescribing services, teen therapy and couples counseling. More than 2 million people have used Talkspace and more than 55 million lives are covered by Talkspace through insurance and employee assistance programs or other paid health benefit programs for network behavior. For more information, visit: https://business.talkspace.com/
HealthTap makes virtual health affordable and accessible to everyone, providing immediate and reliable information from real physicians in the first moment of concern, choosing and treating them with a waiting time of one minute or less, for all ages of all specialties. HealthTap uses its own technology to match patients with certified doctors based in the United States to provide real-time access to urgent care services, primary care, and high-quality clinics. HealthTap members enjoy 24-hour access to the doctor’s virtual consultations from any digital device and the symptoms of HealthTap IA choices and offer guidance based on a person’s specific traits and even the geographical area. With HealthTap, companies can offer primary care to workers for less than they normally spend on providing free coffee. HealthTap is available everywhere North America. For more information, visit www.healthtap.com.
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