Our partner and protection provider The Exeter has launched an exciting new digital health service app for policyholders. Developed in partnership with medical network Square Health, the Healthwise app provides customers with instant access to digital health services and e-consultancy for the first time.

You might not realise there can be some surprising benefits of health insurance, and digital healthcare is one. With the app on your smartphone or tablet, you can have fast and easy access to medical advice and treatment anywhere in the world. What’s more, using it will not affect your premiums or any no claims discount you may have built up.

GP on-demand service

We’re facing long waiting times in many GP surgeries, with it sometimes taking weeks to get an appointment. In fact, recent research indicates that almost half of younger workers would rather use ‘digital GPs’ than visit a practice.

The healthwise app is a convenient and fast alternative to traditional doctors’ surgeries, providing instant access to GP advice. You can book phone and video consultations via the app with experienced UK-based GPs and even have prescriptions issued to you, wherever you are in the world.

Providing a second medical opinion

When you’ve received a diagnosis you might want to seek advice and reassurance from another medical expert and get their opinion as well. You can use Healthwise to do this and have up to two consultations each year to receive a second medical opinion.

Physiotherapy consultation

Healthwise allows you instant access to a network of physiotherapists. Operating via video consultation, these experts can advise you and provide you with the help you need to treat your problem - all without you needing to leave your home!

On-screen mental health support

Being able to access and book counselling support at the touch of a button can be invaluable, and with Healthwise you can speak to experienced counsellors via video consultations (up to six consultations each year) to receive the right therapy and advice for your needs.

The Exeter has been forward-thinking in its digital-first approach to helping policyholders stay happy and healthy every day, with the app enabling customers to conveniently access the fastest possible diagnosis and best available treatment through their tablets and smartphones.

 ActiveQuote.com product development manager James Howell said “Being on-demand is such a necessity and The Exeter has delivered with its HealthWise member benefits. The 24/7 GP and second medical opinion service gives customers the peace of mind they can get expert help when they need it most.

“And, with the rise of mental health illnesses, I especially like the counselling and therapy options it offers. This gives customers not only physical support, but helps them to make their mental health a priority too.”

If you would like to find out more about health insurance and the many other benefits that are available with an ActiveQuote.com health insurance policy, why not chat to our experienced team? We can help you compare private medical insurance quotes and find the right cover for your lifestyle. You can speak to our expert team on 0800 862 0373.