Leading telemedicine provider KonsultaMD further expanded its chat features to include free mental health support for Filipinos suffering from stress, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.
It has partnered with Mental Health Matters, founded by celebrity and philanthropist Kylie Verzosa, for the added service in KonsultaChat. The organization raises awareness of mental health issues and provides a safe space to those afflicted.
With the collaboration, many young people with no resources or opportunity to seek professional help can now talk to licensed psychologists in a secure and confidential chat window online 24/7.
“We want to serve those looking for accessible mental health care options as the world opens up and everyone adjusts to post-COVID life. Counseling and genuine listening often offer a solution to troubled individuals. With KonsultaChat, help is just a chat away,” said Cholo Tagaysay, KonsultaMD Chief Executive Officer.
As early as last year, KonsultaMD already started offering online video consultations with licensed psychologists to help democratize mental health in the Philippines.
KonsultaMD’s goal of becoming the country’s most accessible healthcare platform has reached a new level with the recent launch of KonsultaChat, an alternative way to speak to medical professionals. It allows consumers to chat with a medical doctor anytime, anywhere for the affordable price of P399 per consultation.
“This will change the way Filipinos view medical consultations. It doesn’t always have to be in-person or through voice and video calls. Those who are in a sensitive position or who are too shy or afraid to talk can use the chat feature instead. Someone is here to listen 24/7,” Tagaysay added.
The telemedicine provider reported that consultations surged by more than 2,000 percent, while the number of doctors onboarded jumped over 1,600 percent during the pandemic. It currently has over one million members.
Try the chat feature by downloading the KonsultaMD app.
KonsultaMD is a portfolio company of Globe’s corporate venture builder 917Ventures.