Cost effective and fast, a new video consultation service called Health at Hand removes doubts and worries by connecting you to a doctor in minutes – all from the comfort of your home.

By using the camera on your phone or iPad, they’re able to assess your condition, send a report within minutes and provide treatment recommendations and medication advice.

Picture this scenario: It’s the afternoon, you’re rushing out of the house to take your child to an after school club, dragging your other child along too. Your youngest complains for the 100th time about their itchy tummy, and you take another look and realise that what you thought was heat rash now actually seems to be spreading and looking angrier… Could it be an allergy? A virus? Measles? Or even Meningitis? What do you do?

You call the clinic in the hope that they can squeeze you in for an appointment, chuck all the kids in the car, battle through the traffic and then sit waiting at the clinic until the doctor’s able to see you…

Over an hour and a half later thankfully your child’s tummy is covered in calamine lotion, but you still haven’t even started making dinner yet. And guess what? It was only heat rash after all.

The other alternative to all this kerfuffle doesn’t involve having to go out, beg for an appointment or wait at a clinic at all. All it involves is opening the Health at Hand app on your phone so you’re connected to a trusted doctor in 2 minutes.

Fully licensed by the Dubai Health Authority and only AED 430 for a whole year, membership includes unlimited consultations for two adults and up to three children each household, or you can pay as you go for AED 100 per consultation allowing you flexibility to cover whoever you choose.

For more info visit and look forward to feeling better today.

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