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"We've all experienced how difficult it can be to find the right doctor and quickly get an appointment," said ZocDoc founder and CEO
ZocDoc will help
To use this free service, patients simply visit the ZocDoc website (www.zocdoc.com) or the free ZocDoc mobile app for iPhone or Android and enter their location, insurance, and the type of doctor they would like to see. They can also search by additional criteria, such as gender and languages spoken. ZocDoc then shows local physicians' real-time availability, qualifications, photos, and verified patient reviews to help patients choose the medical provider who best fits their needs. Patients simply select an available appointment time and click to instantly book that appointment. With ZocDoc, patients can book anytime, anywhere – whether the doctor's office is open or closed.
In addition to free online booking, patients can use ZocDoc Check-In to fill out medical paperwork online prior to their visit, and retain it for future appointments. This saves patients time in the waiting room, while providing physicians with more complete and accurate patient information. ZocDoc also sends Appointment Reminders and tailored Wellness Reminders to help patients better manage their health.
At present, patients can use ZocDoc to book appointments with participating
More than five million patients use ZocDoc each month to find a nearby doctor or dentist, read verified reviews and health content, and instantly book appointments online. By revealing the hidden supply of appointments, ZocDoc helps patients receive faster access to care and optimizes doctors' schedules. With ZocDoc Check-In, patients can fill out their paperwork online prior to their appointment, and physicians receive more complete and accurate patient information. ZocDoc is currently available across 2,000 cities and towns, and covers 40 percent of the US population. This service is free for patients via ZocDoc.com or the free ZocDoc app for iPhone and Android.