eVisit raises $1M for video visit platform

By Aditi Pai
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eVisitPhoenix, Arizona-based eVisit has raised a $1 million seed round from Alan Ram, founder of Alan Ram's Proactive Training Solutions, Chris Reap, investor at Northstar Capital, and others.

The company has developed a two-way video communication offering, available on desktop computers as well as iOS and Android devices, that providers can use when treating minor medical issues, for example checking in on a patient after an operation or treating a cold. Providers can use the service to collect payments from patients and access detailed medical charts to download and submit for reimbursement. They can also electronically prescribe medications to be picked up at their patient's pharmacy. eVisit costs providers $139 per month.

“Many people within and outside the healthcare field realize we need to change something to make care delivery simpler for both providers and patients," Bret Larsen, eVisit cofounder and CEO, said in a statement. "We’re offering a solution that does just that, while reinforcing the doctor-patient relationship.”

eVisit is the latest of several companies with telehealth services that have raised money this year, though many of the other companies are consumer-facing. Dallas, Texas-based video visits telehealth company Teladoc raised $156.8 million in its IPO a few weeks ago. The company also recently acquired another video visits offering, called Stat Health. Two other video visits companies, Doctor on Demand and MDLive, both raised $50 million this year. And last month, Carena, which offers a video visit service for health systems, raised $13.3 million.