Doctor on Demand, the service that lets you video connect with a U.S. physician on Android and iOS for $40, closed a $21 million Series A round led by Venrock, Shasta Ventures and angel investor Sir Richard Branson. With the announcement, Doctor on Demand is available as a web-based app on desktop computers.
Doctor on Demand uses a HIPAA-secure network and synchronous video chat to connect patients with doctors, but the service is to be used for non-emergency clinical issues that do not immediately require a direct presence, lab work or imaging. It’s still an easy option to quickly meet a doctor about a particular issue, or even to refill your prescription. The service says the team of physicians can treat colds, coughs, allergies and infections, among other ailments. $30 of the $40 paid goes to the physicians.
Comcast will also offer Doctor on Demand services to its U.S. employees, integrating it into the company’s health offerings. For some plans, Comcast will fully subsidize employees’ video visits. Comcast is the first major company to integrate Doctor on Demand into its health plans for its employees.