ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Heal, the market leader in doctor house calls, today announced it has joined Aetna’s robust network of high-quality providers in the metro Atlanta area, including Gwinnett, Forsyth, Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, and Clayton counties. Effective immediately, Aetna Commercial members can schedule house calls with pediatricians, internists and family practice physicians for the same co-pay as a primary care doctor’s office visit.
Between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, a member has the option to be seen by a Heal doctor within two hours with the touch of an app.
“We like the simplicity and convenience of this new service option for our Commercial members,” said Frank Ulibarri, Aetna’s market president in Georgia. “Our offering with Heal reflects Aetna’s commitment to creating a more accessible, simple, and patient-centric health care experience.”
In less than four years, Heal has provided 100,000 house calls across California and the Washington, D.C., area and has reduced unnecessary Emergency Room and Urgent Care visits by up to 71 percent, generating more than $62 million in healthcare cost savings.
“We’re eager to work with Aetna in metro Atlanta to continue the success we’ve experienced in other markets,” said Nick Desai, co-founder and CEO at Heal. “Heal and Aetna share the same dedication and vision to transforming health care in our local communities, particularly for patients with the greatest need.”
Heal is bringing technology innovation to re-humanize the practice of medicine in a way that is fulfilling for doctors and patients alike. Offered throughout California, Northern Virginia/D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia, we believe in making healthcare a more personal and convenient experience by creating a more efficient doctor’s office in your home, that inevitably improves healthcare outcomes. Through the touch of an app or a click on our site, a highly-vetted, qualified medical doctor will arrive at your door, twelve hours a day, 365 days a year.
Heal is in-network with all major PPO insurance companies in California, as well as Medicare, and will soon be in-network with insurers across the country. Heal investors include Fidelity ContraFund, Thomas Tull, Jim Breyer, the Ellison Family, Lionel Richie, and others. For more information, please visit http://www.heal.com/. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
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