There is so much concern and confusion around health care this year- and rightfully so. I am excited to introduce Colorado readers to a new mobile app and desktop telemedicine subscription service available to families and individuals in Colorado. I had a chance to test the system, and I want to tell you about my experience. Also- Pura Vida Moms and Hippo Health have teamed up to giveaway a free 6 month subscription to the service for our Colorado readers. (A $222 value). Please note that I was provided a 6 month family subscription in exchange for this review. Here’s more about the Hippo Health App in Colorado.
Hippo Health App Colorado
Just as the Hippo Health app launched, our family returned from vacation in Mexico. My older daughter was sick, and I called the triage nurse at the pediatrician’s office. Her solution- come in and see the doctor. I super wanted to avoid that scenario unless she really needed to be seen. I thought- perfect time to test drive Hippo Health!
It was so simple- I logged on to the system for the first time from my desktop, and added each of our family members to my dashboard. (That step only needs to be completed once.) I then started a doctor chat about my daughter’s symptoms. The doctor asked me really clear questions, and then asked me to take and upload a picture of her throat to see if she had strep throat- this alone was awesome because I could just use my phone, jump on the app and send it right to him. After asking several questions and seeing the photo, the doc was able to tell me that there was a 30% chance that she would have strep. He gave me a clear plan moving forward, and then asked me if I wanted him to order a rapid test at a local clinic. Amazing! He also asked about her overall health including weight, immunizations, etc. He was super concerned with her overall health. I then received a follow up email outlining everything we spoke about.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that Hippo Health is a great app for our family because the doctors are able to diagnose many common ailments without our having to spend the doctor visit to go to the doctor. Because we are speaking with an actual doctor and not a triage nurse, we are able to get clear and prompt info to make an informed decision for next steps. And- my daughter feels better and did not have strep- so the Hippo doctor was right on the money!
You can try Hippo Health too- enter our giveaway for 6 free months of Hippo service, courtesy of Pura Vida Moms and Hippo Health. Click here to enter. This giveaway is only open to residents of Colorado. If you have trouble entering the giveaway, please try on desktop instead of mobile device.
Looking for more info on Colorado health care? Check out my former student Jamie Katuna and her awesome Facebook videos about the current state of our health care system -and how we can support doctors.