Now available in greater Montreal, Avvy Health’s app matches patients to qualified healthcare practitioners, making array of services available from the comfort and safety of home.
(Montreal) April 11, 2022 — Canadians who wish to access routine healthcare services from home, such as blood tests, strep tests, ear cleaning, routine vaccinations or COVID-19 tests, can now easily order services for themselves and their family members.
Avvy is the first Canadian health app to match patients with qualified practitioners who will drive to their residence to provide a range of services. The service, available for both iPhone and Android users, launched on the Island of Montreal in February and has grown rapidly to include Montreal’s surrounding areas.
Through the app, patients connect directly with healthcare practitioners when and where it works for them. Patients can create a profile for themselves and their immediate family members, request a service, and select a date and time for an appointment. They can also select the “ASAP” option to be seen by the next available healthcare practitioner nearest to them as soon as possible.
“My experience was fantastic. Super easy and smooth!” ~ Steven, Avvy customer
“It’s great be a nurse with Avvy as it allows me to balance my personal and professional life” ~ Lou, Avvy Nurse
That data is then shared securely with the practitioner, and the patient is informed when the driver is approaching their home. All of the information is stored on a secure cloud platform, housed in Canada. The app is overseen by a clinical leadership group that includes several physicians based in Montreal.
Patients pay a convenience fee to access this service, but can submit blood work requisitions or vaccine prescriptions from their physicians.
“This idea was born out of a need we witnessed firsthand,” says Oren Sebag, CEO. “Scheduling a blood test or other routine appointment has always meant delays and hassle.
During COVID-19, we saw increased reluctance to visit hospitals, clinics or lab facilities out of fear of infection. We believe that the trend toward saving time and minimizing risk to vulnerable family members is here to stay.”
About Avvy Health
Avvy is the first mobile platform to connect qualified healthcare providers with Canadians looking to access healthcare services from the comfort and safety of home. The company’s mission is to deliver a seamless, safe and secure experience for both patients and providers. Avvy is currently available on the Island of Montreal, with plans to expand to other Canadian cities. Users can download the app for both Apple and Android smartphones.