Healthcare At Your Fingertips—3 Go-To Apps

. May 17, 2018.

Kids Doc

iOS and Android


What should you do if your child develops a fever in the middle of the night? How do you decide when to head to the doctor, urgent care or the ER? This app, created by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) , helps parents make decisions by providing credible information. Organized by symptom, the app even offers care guides for each condition.

Sick Weather

iOS and Android

Would your plans change if you knew about an influenza outbreak? Sickweather is an app that uses a combination of social media, data reporting from the CDC and a patented algorithm to forecast illness in a region to allow parents to check for the chance of sickness as easily as they would check for rain. The award-winning app has been recognized for accurately forecasting outbreaks up to 15 weeks in advance.

LiveHealth Online

iOS and Android
Free, but appointments cost the same or less than a regular doctor visit.

Have face-to-face conversations with board-certified doctors 24 hours a day with this easy-to-use app. Using your insurance information and personal health history, this app helps you select a doctor—based on his or her area of specialty, rating and languages spoken—that can assess a patient’s condition, prescribe prescriptions, and send a copy of the files to the primary care physician.