In the Yandex.Zdorovye app you can now get a doctor's consultation

21 April 2017
Surely many people, not wanting to stand in lines at clinics for a long time, prefer to search for answers to certain medical questions on the Internet. In this case, there is a great risk to come across very unsafe and even harmful advice from people who do not have the necessary knowledge. Nevertheless, now it is still possible to get a consultation from a specialist without leaving home. This has become possible after another update of the Yandex.Health app.The point is that the aforementioned service now allows you to receive consultations from doctors directly from your smartphone. Ask your question only to a general practitioner or a pediatrician. In this case, to answer the user's questions will be experienced doctors of Moscow private clinics, who have received additional training. Interestingly, the consultation will be available at any time of day and any day of the week. You can communicate with the doctor as a text message and video chat. It is expected that the counseling of one patient will take on average 15 minutes. Those who hoped to get free care expect a nasty surprise: for each such "reception" will have to pay 499 rubles. Payment is made with a bank card linked to the application. So far, the innovation functions in beta-testing mode. After its completion, it is likely that the list of specialists will be expanded. It is worth remembering, however, that such consultations cannot replace a full-fledged visit to a clinic and are not a medical service.