Except when you either have to wait until daylight hours to try to beg for an appointment with the pediatrician OR to roll into an urgent care facility or emergency room in the middle of the night with tons of other sick folks waiting to be seen while your kid tries to keep from throwing up all over the waiting room?
Don’t you just wish you could call your doctor and have them come to the house? Or better yet, to hit a button and in minutes the doc be at your bedside?
Thankfully, Dallas’ own Dr. Jonathan Clarke, a physician-certified in emergency medicine and military physician, not only heard your plea, he made the process even easier with an app. Mend, like Uber for medicine, delivers convenient, affordable, on-demand healthcare in your home, office or hotel, for patients age 2-64.
Launching just this last month in limited areas of Dallas including Uptown and Frisco, Mend services patients Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm and weekends 11 am – 6:30 pm. However, those without an Apple device or would prefer to speak to an individual to make an appointment at 469.458.6363 (MEND), Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm.
THE MEND PROCESS IS EASY
1. Download the Mend App on Apple iTunes to sign up for the service.
2. Request a visit using the app in just a few easy steps.
3. Now wait until the doctor comes to you.
While at this time Mend does not accept any insurance, sometimes comfort, convenience, and customer service are completely worth the very reasonable costs (that are also consistent with what I’ve paid for urgent care out of pocket costs.) Ranging from $199 for the visit to $175 for a complex service, no services are rendered without your consent and are payable with your credit card, Health Savings Account, or Flexible Spending Account. And what about if you need a prescription? Not only will Mend write out the prescription, but
And what about if you need a prescription? Not only will Mend write out the prescription, but Doughtery’s Pharmacy will provide same-day (or next day) delivery to your doorstep as well. I remember one time I was able to get into my doctor for a 20-minute visit then to have to spend six hours waiting for my prescription at the pharmacy. I would have paid big bucks to have been able to sleep at home and then wake up to have my pills handed to me at the door.
While Mend may be convenient for those specials times, they are a compliment to the services your primary care doctor and not a replacement. So make room on your iPhone and view the website to see if your area is served right now. If it’s anything like Uber, this concept is only going to grow exponentially as people see the value in this service.
Now let the mend begin!