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PALO ALTO, Calif.- HealthTap, the world’s first Global Health Practice providing 24/7 immediate access to world-class care from a network of more than 100,000 doctors, is offering it’s HealthTap special SOS services, free to anyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma.

Through HealthTap SOS, everyone in the impacted regions now has free access to a week of primary care virtual consultations (via video, text or voice) with top doctors on HealthTap. Residents of the regions impacted by the hurricanes will also get from HealthTap special hurricane/severe weather related health tips at no charge. In order to ensure that everyone has access to medical care during this time of need, HealthTap has rallied thousands of top doctors to stand by ready to provide immediate care.

“We have been watching the events in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Islands with great concern. Our hearts go out to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. These are tough times when basic access to everyday necessities and trusted immediate medical care can be hard to come by,” said Ron Gutman HealthTap founder and CEO. “Therefore, our top priority has become to secure immediate access to high-quality healthcare to everyone in need.We are humbled to be privileged to help those in need by deploying top medical talent and advanced technology to connect people to quality, trusted doctors at the time they need it most. The use of something as simple as your mobile device can help save a life.”

HealthTap offers users trusted doctor knowledge that is personalized based on their individual medical history and experiences. Users get rapid answers from doctors across 141 specialties, 24/7 immediate access to physicians via video, voice, and text chat, and can access mental health counseling from psychiatrists and clinical psychologists. Users also receive customized health checklists created by their doctors, automated doctor health reminders (sent via email, SMS, push notification), and real-time alerts via the HealthTap app accessible from any mobile device or personal computer.

HealthTap SOS, HealthTap’s disaster relief service, originated in December 2015, when employees of the Fortune 500 company Flex, a customer of HealthTap, experienced severe flooding in Chennai, India. The flooding affected many employees and residents of the city, and it resulted in severe health and safety concerns. HealthTap worked with Flex to ensure that thousands of Flex employees and Chennai residents had immediate access to top doctor answers and safety tips about how to access clean water, how to stay hydrated when access to clean water was limited, and how to stay safe until physical resources became readily available and accessible. HealthTap SOS has since been deployed multiple times including during Hurricane Matthew and even in New Zealand.

If you or someone you know has been affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma, simply visit HealthTap here to get free access, and enter code hurricane_irma_2017 today.

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Ariana Hellebuyck

About HealthTap

HealthTap, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, is the world’s first Global Health Practice delivering immediate, world-class healthcare 24/7 from query-to-cure. Through video, voice, and text chat on any mobile device or personal computer, we connect hundreds of millions of people in 174 countries with the most trusted and compassionate health advice from a network of more than 108,000 top doctors. HealthTap’s proprietary, robust, and secure Health Operating System (HOPES™) and proprietary triaging technology, powered by Artificial Intelligence, enable hospital systems, insurance companies, employers and governments worldwide to deliver the right care at the right time at the right cost. HealthTap HOPES is the first fully-integrated healthcare operating system, linking the entire continuum of care (including EMRs, devices, and apps) to an individual’s personal health record (PHR) and Health Graph. HOPES is now powering the HealthTap Cloud, a first of its kind virtual cloud dedicated to healthcare, created for interoperability and ease of integration (with EMRs, other practice management systems, apps, and devices), and is built on robust, extensible APIs and a modular plugin architecture.

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