Apple's top 22 patient-facing personal care apps

By Jonah Comstock


Cures by Healtho is designed to put insights from medical journals into the hands of patients. The app lets users search for medical problems and read up on possible treatments — over the counter, prescription, and homeopathic —  so they can explore them or mention them to their doctor. It also includes tools to track symptoms.

First Aid by American Red Cross

First aid is an app designed to give users first aid advice in a crisis. It includes step-by-step advice, interactive quizzes, and video lessons. The app can be toggled between English and Spanish and allows the user to call 9-1-1 from right in the app.


Epic’s MyChart is the patient-facing app that goes along with its electronic health record. The app allows users to review test results, medications, immunization history, and other data. It can also connect them to their physician and help them manage their appointments. More recently, MyChart has integrated with the Apple Health app to facilitate tracking and uploading of health and fitness data.

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal, which has been owned by Under Armour since early 2015, is a well-known and well-regarded app for tracking diet and exercise. It includes a database of more than 5,000,000 foods and connects with more than 50 apps and devices for tracking fitness. The app also includes a built-in activity tracker. It’s free, but the premium option costs $9.99 per month.


CareZone is an app for organizing medical information, especially managing medications. The app allows a user to take pictures of their medications and have the names, dosages, and other details automatically detected. It also includes medication reminders and other tools for staying on top of the user’s health.

mySugr: Easy to use daily diabetes logbook

For people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, mySugr helps them to track their food intake and blood glucose levels. The pro version adds coaching services and a bolus calculator, as well as reminders. The app is registered with the FDA as a Class 1 device.