For New Yorker’s who dislike the long, crowded wait in doctor’s offices, an app that is being dubbed “Uber for Doctors” is now providing house calls at the tap of a button. The Pager app is free to download, and the first visit is $49, although most insurances cover the cost. Users can request a visit through the app, a doctor calls the user to asses their need, a house call is scheduled usually for the same day, and during the visit, the doctor can diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication as needed with prescription delivery available as an option. The doctor then follows up the next day via phone call or text.
The app has been celebrated for its convenience and has received additional funding to begin providing service in other metropolitan areas of the US.