babylon is the UK’s leading digital healthcare service. Our mission is to democratise healthcare by harnessing the power of machine learning, real-time human data and the best medical expertise to place immediate intelligent, comprehensive and affordable healthcare into the hands of every person on earth.
In addition to the new ‘Check’ feature, babylon offers users a personal health service by providing immediate access to General Medical Council (GMC) registered doctors and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered therapists. The platform allows users to book a consultation face-to-face via a smartphone or desktop computer, ask a medical question, monitor overall health indicators (pulse, stress, blood pressure), carry out tests and keep clinical records in one password protected, secure location.
Launched in February 2015, the service now covers 300,000 people, has already expanded into Europe, and will be launching in Africa in 2016. A number of leading health insurance providers including Bupa and Aviva have also partnered with us to offer our service to employees. babylon was included in Apple’s list of the best apps in 2015 and has received a number of accolades, including ‘Mobile App of the Year’ at the UK IT Industry Awards 2015 and a Lovie award for ‘Health & Fitness’.
COST: The ‘Check’ and ‘Ask’ features are free, allowing people to triage their symptoms at any time or text a question to a clinician for a personal response. For £4.99 per month, users can get unlimited access to consultations – alternatively the service is available on a pay-as-you-go basis for £25 per consultation.