Galileo Health is a membership-based online doctor app enabling people to get personalized care, 24/7, from expert clinicians. Through the Galileo App, patients can talk to a doctor, get a new prescription, get refills, and referrals for care from specialists. Join Galileo to get access to a doctor anytime, anywhere, through your phone!
About Galileo Health
Galileo Health Company Overview
Galileo Health is a telehealth platform that provides patients with expert and individualized care from highly trained and fully qualified online doctors at any time of the day from anywhere in the states they currently operate - CA, CT, FL, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TX, and WA.
Galileo Health was created by Dr. Thomas Lee (MD), a Harvard qualified internist with an entrepreneur's spirit and visionary drive. Before launching Galileo Health, Dr. Lee created One Medical, which has since gone on to lead and dominate the field of technology-led primary care, and Epocrates, a revolutionary smartphone app that has become an invaluable medical reference tool.
Dr. Lee was inspired to create Galileo Health after realizing that the healthcare model that he had been a part of for a few years just didn’t work in the modern world. In a world ruled by instant gratification and free same-day delivery, the process of seeing a doctor face-to-face was inconvenient, expensive, and ineffective.
He started the Galileo Health wave by first bringing together a team of exceptional medical practitioners and then reimagining the relationship between doctor and patient. Dr. Lee and the team then created next-gen tech that had the potential to help the average person live better, healthier, and happier lives.
Underpinning, all of this was a desire to make quality healthcare more accessible, effective, and affordable. So far, Galileo Health reviews have perfect. Galileo Health is run according to 5 key principles:
- The power of a team – by working together, the online medical practitioners at Galileo Health can offer their patients effective, thoughtful ad comprehensive medical advice
- 360-degree perspective – the Galileo Health team view their patients and their health concerns from a variety of different angles
- Relationships, not transactions – Galileo Health aim to build long term relationships with their patients
- Personalized medical solutions – the team works with patients to develop effective treatments that are perfectly suited to the needs of each individual
- Arming experts with tech – Galileo Health have an arsenal of proprietary tools that has the ability to make a good doctor an excellent one
Healthcare Services Provided at Galileo Health
Galileo Health takes the best elements of traditional medicine and combines it with cutting-edge software, essentially employing “best-in-class clinical thinking with a thoughtful, personalized approach” to provide their patients with a level of care they’re unlikely ever to have experienced before.
Galileo Health offers patients instant access to both everyday care and ongoing care.
Everyday Care covers common medical issues and includes:
- Prescription renewals
- Referral requests
- Birth control selection
- Cold & flu
- Urinary tract infections
- Hair loss
- Healthy living
As the name suggests, Ongoing Care aims to improve your health in the long term and provides patients with access to their medical information and identifying significant trends and patterns to improve your health holistically. Ongoing Care can also assist in the extended treatment of the following medical ailments:
How Does Galileo Health Work?
Unlike some of the larger telehealth platforms we’ve previously reviewed, Galileo Health is only available in ten states (see above). As with those other platforms, the first thing the patient needs to do is download the app. Their smartphone app is compatible with both Android and iOS smart technology. To get the app, the patient must enter their phone number on the Galileo Health website. They will be then be sent a link that will allow them to download the app.
Once the app is installed, the patient will need to set up their personal profile and select the membership level that best suits their needs and budget (more on these options in the next section of this review).
Once they are all set up, the patient will be connected to one of Galileo Health’s fully qualified and board-certified virtual doctors who will then ask them a number of general medical questions to help them understand the needs of each particular individual.
Once the patient has completed all of the above, they can now request an online consultation with one of the virtual doctors on call within a matter of minutes. One feature that Galileo Health offer that the competition does not is the option to recommend to you an in-person specialist near your location if deemed necessary.
What Will Galileo Health Cost You?
As we mentioned earlier, one of the beliefs that Galileo Health is based on is providing high-quality medical care at an affordable price. And looking at the two packages they offer, it’s clear that they are serious about this belief.
The membership costs just $13 per month, or $99 per year, and includes:
- Common Care
- Treatment for common issues
- Prescription renewals
- Update existing prescriptions
- Medical consultations
- 24/7 access to expert clinicians
- Lab testing with a seamless process for testing
- Expert referrals
- An extensive network of specialists
- Medical record consolidation
- Collection & digitization of medical records
You can also have a single, virtual appointment with a physician for $35/visit.
What Do We Think About Galileo Health?
Dr. Lee looked at the healthcare system and realized it was broken. He then set out to recreate it and combined it with modern technology, making it more efficient, convenient, and cost-effective. Like all telemedicine platforms, it democratizes healthcare by making it significantly less expensive while also making it accessible to every person with access to the internet. Today Galileo Health offers a slick service that far outperforms the traditional version, and while it may not be suitable for all situations and all individuals, we would be failing in our duty if we did not recommend that you give them a try so that you can experience them for yourself.