San Diego based Primary & Urgent Care provider, Perlman Clinic, has officially launched PocketDoc, a new iPhone App for virtual Urgent Care visits.
You probably know Perlman Clinic for its 7, soon to be 9, Primary & Urgent Care locations throughout San Diego. Now, with PocketDoc, Perlman Clinic can also treat patients virtually.
“We’re so excited to have finally launched. So far, patients are really liking PocketDoc. They love the fact that they can do visits from the convenience of their home, work or elsewhere. And how easy and affordable the video visit is,” said Dr. Monica Perlman, Chief Medical Officer at Perlman Clinic.
PocketDoc visits typically start within 15 minutes of logging onto the App and cost a flat rate of $30, so not too different from an office copay. Many common medical issues can be treated, including cold/flu, UTI, allergies, and much more. And if needed, you’ll have a prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice.
“The experience is very similar to an in-person visit, although simpler. If you have a question about whether something can be treated virtually, you can call our team and they’ll be able to tell you in advance of your visit. That said, the conditions treated through the App are listed on the PocketDoc website,” said Dr. Monica Perlman.
Although PocketDoc is staffed by Perlman Clinic medical professionals, you don’t need to be a Perlman Clinic patient to use it. PocketDoc is open to anyone in California seeking medical care, irrespective of the insurance a patient may have.
“We’ve had success treating both existing and new patients through PocketDoc. Most of the patients have been located in San Diego, but we are starting to see some visits from patients throughout California,” said Dr. Monica Perlman.
The App is only available on iPhone for now, though they hope to release an Android version soon. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm PT.
You can learn more about PocketDoc by going to www.pocketdocapp.com or calling (858) 617-0528. PocketDoc is currently available on Apple’s App Store for download.
You can learn more about Perlman Clinic by going to www.perlmanclinic.com or calling (858) 554-1212. Perlman Clinic currently has clinics in Carlsbad, La Jolla, Clairemont, Hillcrest, Kensington, and Chula Vista. They are in process of opening new locations in Downtown and Del Mar.