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Monday, August 24, 2020

HealthNow all-in-one health app launched by 917 Ventures & AC Health

Consulting with a licensed doctor, getting a prescription, buying medicines, and securing laboratory appointments can now be done at home with just a few taps on your mobile phone.

Powered by 917 Ventures, a wholly-owned corporate incubator by Globe, and Vigos Health, a subsidiary of AC Health, HealthNow delivers a hassle free experience by providing patients with the healthcare services that they need. Available in Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS, anyone can register using their mobile phone number, email address, or even their Facebook account. 

The app provides freedom of choice and flexibility, as users are provided with the options to consult with a doctor anytime, anywhere using video calls. Patients can also ask for an e-prescription and have medicine and vitamins delivered to their homes. Finally, they can also easily book appointments for face-to-face consultations and diagnostic tests and even have their lab results interpreted online.

“In 917 Ventures, we want to go beyond telecommunications by helping solve day-to-day problems in the country using pioneering digital solutions in the areas of health, education, and financial technology, among others. By giving the public convenient access to primary care needs, HealthNow is able to alleviate pain points that Filipinos experience today with the healthcare system. Ultimately, we envision HealthNow to be the healthcare companion that patients can rely on to get better and to stay healthy and well,” said Issa Guevarra-Cabreira, 917Ventures Managing Partner.

"Vigos Health invests in healthtech businesses that have the potential to disrupt the healthcare industry and give added value to our network. We are excited to launch HealthNow, and we have worked in collaboration with patients, doctors, and other medical professions to ensure our platform is convenient and easy to use. It will definitely be a game-changer to the way Filipinos approach health," Christian Besler, CEO of Vigos ventures also mentioned.

To promote continuity of care and break the silos in healthcare, HealthNow is supported by KonsultaMD, FamilyDOC, Healthway, and Generika, which are all assets under 917Ventures and AC Health. KonsultaMD, which also has its own 24/7 telemedicine hotline and app, lends the services of its licensed physicians to further augment HealthNow’s roster of doctors. FamilyDoc and Healthway provide the same assistance while Generika handles medicine delivery.

“At AC Health, our vision has always been to create an integrated healthcare ecosystem, providing care whenever or wherever our patients need us. With HealthNow, patients can access teleconsults from our Healthway and FamilyDOC physicians, book lab appointments, and avail of medicine delivery from our Generika drugstores. Ultimately, we believe that health technology is a key enabler to our network, and that it will play an even more critical role during this pandemic," said Paolo Borromeo President and CEO of AC Health.

Doctors who need to meet with their patients but cannot do so due to various reasons, may also join Healthnow to extend their patient care online.

To know more about HealthNow, visit Android users may also download the app through For iOS users, they may download via


  1. Wow malaking tulong po eto Ms. Lou and healthNow all in one health app na I-launch po ng 197 Venture and AC health. Dahil po sa panahon ngayon na may pandemic nakakatakot po lumabas especially the kids and the senior citizen.😊 Sa HealthNow pwede na po tayong magpacheck up, may mga laboratories din po at pwede resetahan ng medicines. And they also partnered by Generika na nagdedeliver ng mga prescribed medecines that we need. 😊

  2. Wow kahit nasa bahay ka lang pedeng pede ka ng magpacheck up sa pamamagitan ng healthnow Ang ganda ng App na ito Ms.Lou malaking tulong ito ngayon lalo na at di naman pwedeng makapag pa check up yong iba para pumunta pa sa hospital or clinic,lalo na at may covid .Very convenient.

  3. Wow kakaiba na po talaga kahit na stay at home ka lang pwede kana mag pacheck ganda po nito ginawa ni Ms.Lou at ng healthnow hindi kana magaalinlangan pa lumabas

  4. Nice buti may ganito ng app . Madali ng mkpagpacheckup sa mga licensure doctors lalo na ngaun ang hirap pumunta ng hosp. Malaking tulong sten ito health now 😍

  5. Nkakatulong ang mga online consultation lalo n sa panahon ngayon n bawal tayo lumabas para alm natin ang mga tamang gamot n ating bibilhin kailangan ay my reseta ng doctor .thank you po ms.lou for sharing this is so informative.

  6. Maganda itong Application na to, big help ito lalo na sa ating mga Nanay. Safe na safe Pa ang pamilya dahil dna kailangang bumyahe at pumila sa mga hospitals pra mag consult.


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