Top 9 Best Telemedicine Android Apps 2020

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If you've ever had the need to communicate with a doctor online, without going to see him / her face-to-face, you're in the right place. There are quite a few apps in the Play Store, the so-called telemedicine apps, that make something like that possible. Thanks to these apps / services, you can get medical care (mainly consultation) without ever seeing your doctor in person. In this article, we're bringing you the very best telemedicine apps for Android.

Telemedicine apps are, in no way, a replacement for real doctors, not at all. They can be quite useful in some situations, but there are limitations as you're talking to someone over the internet. Most of these Android telemedicine apps offer more than one way of communicating with doctors, at least the best ones do. You can chat with them using text messages to ask your question(s). You can opt for an audio call, or video call, it's up to you.

We've selected our picks for the best telemedicine apps for Android, there are many more in the Play Store, though. You'll find 9 applications in the list down below, and they're not listed in any specific order. You'll also find some additional information about them, including a short description of every app. That being said, read on if you'd like to check out our picks for the best telemedicine apps for Android.

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Top 9 best telemedicine Android apps 2020

Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best telemedicine Android apps for 2020, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
Doctor On Demand
Dialogue
Lemonaid Health
Babylon
Amwell
LiveHealth
HealthTap
Maple
PlushCare

Top 9 best telemedicine Android apps 2020 downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app's Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

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Best telemedicine Android app for most people

Doctor On Demand

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: None
  • Android version: 5.0+

This is probably the best choice for most people. The Doctor On Demand app is available for both people with and without insurance, and the service is great. The app will connect you with board-certified physicians and doctoral-level therapists in minutes. At that point, you can talk to them via your smartphone, tablet, or whatever device you're using to run this application.

This service is less expensive than visiting a clinic, in case you don't have an insurance… at least the company claims to be. This online chat will basically work as your regular, in-person visit to the doctor's office. You'll talk to the doctor, tell him / her what symptoms you're experiencing, and so on. After everything is done, the doctor will recommend a treatment for your condition.

Doctor On Demand's doctors can also provide a doctor's note, if needed, just like your regular doctor would. This app / service is a great option for some diseases, like col, flu, allergies, depression and anxiety, skin and eye issues, and so on. It's even a solid option for lab testing, though that would require some extra steps outside of the conversation, of course. On top of everything, the app looks really nice, and works really well. This is one of the best-rated telemedicine apps in the Play Store.

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Best telemedicine Android app for those on a budget

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Lemonaid Health

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

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Lemonaid Health is a great app for those of you who would like access to a doctor online, but don't want to break the bank. There is a $25 doctor consultation fee included here, and you can even get a free delivery from the Lemonaid Pharmacy. You can simply send in your questions, pay your fee, and you'll get a response within two hours or a direct video consultation faster than that.

The service is available from Monday to Friday the whole time. As far as Saturday is concerned, work hours are between 7 AM to 6 PM. Sunday is a different story, as you can get consultation between 8 AM and 12 PM PST. You will need to create an account, and answer Lemonaid Health's health questions before you can get started. If you don't get adequate service, you won't be charged.

Lemonaid Health offers a ton of different health-related services. You can seek help for depression and anxiety, erectile dysfunction, birth control, acne, hot flashes, genital herpes, cold sores, hair loss, smoking, and a lot more. The app's design is also really nice, it mainly combines yellow, orange, and white colors.

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Best telemedicine Android app for families

Dialogue

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

Dialogue is an app / service which is focused on serving both you and your family. You can add dependents in this application, without a problem. That is something Dialogue wants everyone to know. That being said, the company refers to itself as a virtual health and wellness hub. It also offers a ton of professionals to answer any questions you may have, so the principle is simple.

Dialogue even offers a free medication delivery, right to your home, if necessary. You can consult both doctors and nurses via this application. You can chat with them either by text, or via audio or video calls, it's up to you. This app covers a wide array of medical problems, too many to list. But if you're having any dermatology, mental health injuries, traumas, or anything of the sort… this is a great app.

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This app / service not only offers free medication delivery to your home, but you can also get medical prescriptions here. The app's design is extremely simple, and in this case, that's a great thing. The app looks really nice, its UI is predominantly white, but it uses nicely-designed icons to fill in the gaps.

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Best telemedicine Android app for patients from the UK

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Babylon

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

If you're from the UK, and you're need of a doctor, Babylon is a great service. You can get quality help online really quickly. This app gives you access to NHS healthcare and appointments with qualified doctors. To be more specific, you'll get access to general practitioners around the clock. That actually goes for weekends as well, if you need some urgent advice.

You can set up a phone or video appointments via the app, and you're set. As is the case with pretty much every other service on the list, these doctors can send prescriptions to your local pharmacy. They can be ready to collect within an hour from your appointment, so that's convenient as well. Babylon also offers a symptom checker that is capable of analyzing millions of symptoms in a matter of seconds.

Babylon also ensures its users that your data is safe with them. The company is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in the UK. Its doctors are GMC registered, and have an average of 10 years of GP experience. The design of the Babylon app is really simplistic, and many people will appreciate that.

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Best-designed telemedicine Android app

Amwell

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

Amwell is yet another telemedicine app that is worth taking a look at. This app offers really nice UI design. It's extremely easy to navigate, and thanks to obvious icons and smart color usage, even older people shouldn't have an issue with it. Amwell offers you a chance to see a doctor in a matter of minutes. It will connect you with board-certified medical providers, which have plenty of experience.

In order to use this service, all you need to do is download the app, choose the type of visit, and choose your medical provider. This service is available 24/7, so there's always someone available to help you. There are tons of different ailments that you can seek help for, as Amwell has really experienced doctors, from urgent care, to therapy, and psychiatry, they've been through it all.

If you don't have insurance, urgent care will cost you $69 or less. Online therapy $95 or less, while you'll pay $45 or less for nutrition counseling visits. Amwell has a number of awards for telemedicine, which is also worth noting. If you're interested, feel free to download the app, and take a quick look to the video provided above.

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Best telemedicine Android app for common health conditions

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LiveHealth

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

LiveHealth has a long list of doctors to offer you. No matter if you're suffering from flu, allergies, skin infections, or something completely else, this app has you covered. It also features licensed therapists, lactation consultants, and so on. All the doctors here are board-certified, and you can communicate with them via live video via your phone, tablet, and even your PC.

You'll need to sign up once you download the app, of course. Once you do that, you'll have access to a doctor 24/7. This app will connect you with a doctor through private and secure video in about 10 minutes or less, claims the company. The company also notes that this is a great option for care when your own physician is not available. LiveHealth doctors can assess your condition, and provide a treatment plan.

On top of that, you can also get a prescription from them, just like you would from your own doctor. That prescription can be sent to a pharmacy of your choice, for easy pickup. If you prefer Spanish, you're in luck, as Spanish language online visit experience is available using Cuidado Mexico on LiveHealth Online.

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Best telemedicine Android app for written information

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HealthTap

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.1+

HealthTap offers just as much as other apps on this list, and then some. This app is actually really great if you'd like to scroll a collection of medical questions and answers. HealthTap has a huge library of such questions and answers. Patients are the ones asking them, and HealthTap's doctors were answering. There are also care guidelines for hundreds of topics and conditions that you can browse through.

HealthTap also has a great AI-powered symptom checker. It can assess and triage symptoms on its own. On top of all that, you get access to an actual doctor, 24/7. All of the doctors that work through HealthTap are board-certified. You can communicate with them by text, phone, or video call, it's up to you. Wait times are less of a minute, the company claims. The best of all, you can subscribe for unlimited doctor visits for $119 per year.

Being able to access a doctor via the Internet is great in many situations. If you're extremely busy and don't think your situation is too serious, you can always talk to one online. Even if the situation may be more serious, you can schedule a visit, and see what happens. Other than not being able to physically touch you, this is like talking to a doctor face-to-face.

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Best telemedicine Android app for patients from Canada

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Maple

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 6.0+

If you live in Canada, Maple is for you. This app offers a really sleek-looking UI, which is always a good thing. The most important thing is, however, the service itself, and it's good. You can get your diagnosis, prescription or medical advice in a matter of minutes. This app offers you 24/7 access to Canadian licensed doctors. This app will immediately connect you to a doctor via a live chat or video call. It's all being done via Maple's platform, which the company claims is plenty secure.

Maple's doctors can provide you with a diagnosis, prescription, sicknote, or medical advice. All you need to do is download the app, and tap the 'See the doctor now' option. Payment is, of course, required, if you don't have employer / insurer coverage. If you opt for a text chat, the doctor will review your request, and get back to you in a matter of minutes. This service is available in Canada only, both for residents, and visitors.

Maple says that all of its doctors are Canadian licensed and practice family or emergency medicine in the country. With Maple, you also get access to specialists and other healthcare providers. You can chat with dermatologists, mental health experts, endocrinologists, sleep therapists, naturopathic doctors, and so on.

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Best telemedicine Android app for patients with insurance

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PlushCare

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 6.0+

This is one of the best telemedicine apps for those of you who have insurance. PlushCare takes appointments every 15 minutes, and it has great reviews in the Play Store. People seem to be really happy with both the app and the service, which is the best recommendation you can get. PlushCare's doctors come from the top 50 medical schools and are both licensed and board-certified. All of the doctors here are also from the US.

The service is available 24/7, and it can provide you with both prescriptions and treatment for ongoing conditions, such as: acne, anxiety, asthma, back pain, depression, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, insomnia, migraine, and so on. Urgent care for allergies, bronchitis, cellulitis, cold, dental infection, and various other ailments is also available. You can also use PlushCare if you don't have insurance, though you'll have to pay for everything, of course.

The company emphasizes that even kids can use PlushCare, as there are pediatricians on staff. The application itself offers a really simple design, much like most other apps on the list. That is, in this case, also a good thing. The app's UI is predominantly white, though there are splashes of other colors applied, just to keep it interesting.

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