UK-based Push Doctor raises $8.2M for video visits offering

By Aditi Pai
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UK-based video visits company Push Doctor has raised $8.2 million in a round led by Oxford Capital Partners and Draper Esprit with participation from Partech Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to $9.4 million.

Push Doctor CEO Eren Ozagir told MobiHealthNews in an email that the company will use the funds to scale and improve its offering.

“We intend to better connect ourselves into the UK health ecosystem so that our patients can travel from PushDoctor.co.uk to another service and back to us in the most friction-free and rewarding way,” Ozagir said.

Push Doctor offers its services directly to consumer as well as through employers.

The app, available on iOS, Android, and Windows devices as well as desktops, allows users to schedule a video visit appointment with a doctor. Just before their appointment, the service will send a text and email to remind the user of their appointment. After speaking to the doctor, users receive a prescription and referrals if needed. 

The types of issues that Push Doctor treats includes colds, sore throats, respiratory tract infections, constipation, and sports injuries. All doctors on the platform are General Medical Council (GMC) registered and work with Push Doctor in their extra time. The company works with some of the largest medical recruitment firms in the UK, Ozagir said, to recruit doctors. Often doctors on Push Doctor are on maternity and paternity leave or want extra work outside of their normal hours.

Each consultation with the doctor costs about $36.50 (25 pounds) for ten minutes. If users want to extend the appointment, they pay an extra $23 (15 pounds). Other costs include the price of the prescription, which is $6.50 (4.5 pounds) and a referral letter or fit for work note, which cost $18 (12.5 pounds).

Last year, one of the company's investors, Partech Ventures, contributed to a funding round for Klara, a Berlin-based company that developed a dermatology remote care app.