HealthTap doctor advice service now available on Facebook Messenger

HealthTap on Facebook

In an effort to get closer to users, HealthTap is launching on Facebook Messenger, making it the first healthcare company on the new platform.

As a result, more than 900 million people using Messenger around the world now have a new and simple way to access health information. The service is anonymous and private, letting anyone type a question into Messenger and receive free and trusted doctor answers wherever they are and whenever they need them. Also, HealthTap will immediately provide answers to similar questions.

HealthTap will also immediately provide answers to similar questions.“With this cutting-edge application of HealthTap developed by some of the brightest engineers, product managers and designers in Silicon Valley, it’s now easier than ever to access top doctors immediately in a succinct and personal way,” Ron Gutman, HealthTap founder and CEO, said in a statement. “The new Messenger Platform enables us to extend the ability of our dedicated and generous doctors to help people everywhere feel good.”

Messenger extends HealthTap’s reach, allowing even more people of all ages and demographics to benefit from free immediate access to top quality doctors. From acne to exercise, from pregnancies to children’s health, and from healthy living to first-time health challenges – people of every age, gender and demographic can now experience immediate gratification in healthcare, at their fingertips.

HealthTap’s network includes more than 100,000 U.S.-licensed doctors spanning 141 specialties and with an average of more than 21 years in practice.

Previously, mHealth Spot talked about a similar deal between MDlive and Microsoft to allow users of Skype for Business to access doctors whenever they deem necessary.