5 Apps for Health Information and Urgent Care

September 11, 2013
by Michael Barber
5 Apps for Health Information and Urgent Care

The world of technology has made it easier for us to gauge whether we need emergency care using smartphone apps. There are apps geared toward medical management, keeping an inventory of medications, and promoting healthy pregnancy. Here is a list of the top five apps for urgent care.

#1 WebMD Mobile App

WebMD Mobile App

Many people turn to WebMD online for quick answers, and now you can do the same with its mobile app. With this app, you can read articles on seasonal viruses like flus, get answers to commonly asked health care questions, and set wellness goals. You can also learn the pollen counts for your area to keep allergies under control. The Symptom Checker feature within this app is great to help you determine if you need to head to a 24-hour urgent care clinic based on symptoms you enter.

#2 Mango Health App

Mango Health App

The Mango Health App is a very useful tool to help people keep track of the medications they take each day—even supplements.Use the app to set reminders for when it's time to take your medications so you never miss any of your prescribed doses. The app also keeps track of what medications you are allergic to and possible drug interactions.

#3 WebMD Pain Coach™

WebMD Pain Coach

Chronic pain and pain management are two reasons to use the WebMD Pain Coach App. You can enter your pains by area, such as neck, back, or nerve pain or by condition, such as fibromyalgia, migraines, or arthritis. You then utilize tips to help you manage pain holistically or through lifestyle habits and choices. This app offers tips, articles, a goal setter, videos, slideshows, and even pain management quizzes. Use the journal feature within this app to track your pain and know when it may be time for urgent care or emergency care from a qualified physician.

#4 5Star Urgent Response by GreatCall®

5Star Urgent Response by GreatCall

Sometimes we need urgent care right away and with the 5Star Urgent Response App from GreatCall, it’s easy for emergency medical personnel to find you via GPS. This app connects with their FiveStarSubscription service and includes a 30-day free trial. The app works much like a medical alert device and includes a “help” button. Other features include dialing 9-1-1, connecting to a registered nurse, and the ability to conference in family or friends. This app also offers assistance in over 100 languages so it’s idea for any user.

#5 HealthTap

HealthTap iPhone App

With the HealthTap App gain tips from over 43,000 doctors in the U.S. This app is possible due to the doctors that donate their time to help people everywhere. Get answers to your questions about common symptoms and what they could mean. Ask about medications, wellness or any health concern you have. Along with question-asking you also get daily health tips on a variety of topics and the app can be personalized so articles you receive are relevant. These five apps offer peace of mind, an easier way to manage your personal health care and allow you to seek out guidance on when a symptom is a sign of an emergency requiring urgent medical care or a trip to the walk-in clinic.

These five apps offer peace of mind, an easier way to manage your personal health care and allow you to seek out guidance on when a symptom is a sign of an emergency requiring urgent medical care or a trip to the walk-in clinic.