Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Free medical consultations for hurricane victims via eDocine app

A mobile application that connects doctors and patients is offering free services as its contribution to hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria had a major impact on several Caribbean countries, including Barbuda, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Dominica and Puerto Rico. As local access to health care has become a challenge for hurricane victims, the team at eDocine says it is eager to do its part in order to aid in these relief efforts.

The “eDocine App” allows a patient to connect remotely to doctors via mobile video, audio or instant messaging. Until the end of December 2017, all live medical consultations with its verified doctors will be free of charge.

An appeal is also being made to doctors in the Caribbean region to join the team of eDocine medical practitioners working together to help rebuild the region. Those interested in joining the effort should contact

The eDocine Application can be downloaded from:

Apple App Store:

Android App Store:

Key Features and Application for Patients:

Integrated e-Health services - This is inclusive of video calls, audio calls, messaging consultations, scheduling house visits and scheduling of office appointments from a selection of the best doctors in the region.

Qualified Professionals with Patient Regulated Rating System - eDocine employs a regulated certification system. Each doctor’s credentials are fact checked and stored before they are allowed to see patients on the platform. Patients are able to rate their patient/doctor experience through the app; which then becomes the overall rating of the doctor for the benefit of future patients.

Free medical advice from qualified professionals - Patients can ask a doctor any general medical question in the main feed section. This question is posted in the “doctor’s only forum” where only doctors can choose to respond. The patient’s ID is kept confidential at all stages throughout this process. Other patients can stay informed with current medical information, as the question and answer remain public to all viewers.