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Always call 911 or your local emergency service immediately if you think you have an emergency. If you experience any of the following medical issues or any other critical or life-threatening situations, go immediately to an emergency room:
There are some medications that telemedicine providers, including HealthTap doctors, rarely if ever prescribe or refill.
HealthTap believes that quality healthcare is a fundamental human right and should be accessible to all. Therefore, we strive to make our services free or as affordable as possible — with or without insurance.
There are two types of membership:
For all virtual visits, we accept most health insurance plans. You can also pay the same low price without insurance using just a credit or debit card, or PayPal.
Yes. HealthTap doctors can write medically necessary prescriptions, as well as order lab tests and other procedures. Doctors send the prescriptions to the member's preferred pharmacy.
You select a preferred pharmacy by going to your HealthTap account page. Click on the "person" icon in the top right of the page once you've logged in. Click on Account. Choose Preferred Pharmacy from the list of options.
Yes. HealthTap accepts hundreds of insurance plans for use on both urgent care and primary care visits. The cost of the visit depends on the member's plan. HSA & FSA funds are accepted.
Cofounder and Chief Medical Officer, HealthTap
Dr. Rutledge is a double-board certified physician who practiced and taught medicine for more than 25 years. He attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal, then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSD, and was certified by the boards of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He earned a PhD in medical computer science from Stanford, was an NIH-funded researcher, and served on clinical and teaching faculty at Harvard, Stanford, and UCSD medical schools. Before co-founding HealthTap, he created the first consumer health website and PHR at Healtheon/WebMD, was SVP of clinical transformation at First Consulting Group, CMIO at San Mateo Medical Center, and EVP, Product Development and Chief Medical Officer at Epocrates.