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HealthNow.ph: DOH’s New Telemedicine Website

Tuesday, May 26, the Department of Health launched its own telemedicine website where Filipinos can consult their illness.

Filipinos can consult whether related to the novel coronavirus or not, l

The telemedicine website called Healthnow.ph was developed in partnership with HealthNow, an initiative of Globe Capital Venture Holdings, Inc., Vigos Ventures, Inc., and its affiliates.

HealthNow joins other software companies CloudPx and SeeYouDoc that offer telemedicine consultation services in the country.

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The consultation is open from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. services are put on-hold during lunchtime or between 12 noon to 1 p.m.

“The public can now log into the HealthNow portal and consult licensed doctors via video call or schedule an online appointment,” DOH said on Facebook on May 26.

Through the new platform, any Filipino with internet access in the country can now avail of medical consultation services from volunteer doctors via video conferencing.  

The HealthNow’s website states that it is “a platform utilizing Google Suite, or GSuite, products. HealthNow aims to help connect patients and doctors without leaving their homes to provide immediate medical advice and decongest hospitals.” 

“HealthNow will be introduced as a free service in the spirit of Bayanihan to alleviate the current situation of our nation,” the website said.

This service is also provided for free.

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