Medic All is a Wichita-based nonprofit with the mission of making it easier for health practitioners to provide free telehealth consultations to low-income patients. Many doctors are interested in giving back to their communities by volunteering their time to help patients who struggle to afford care. However, few health professionals have the ability to dedicate multiple hours at a time to this work. Medic All aspires to address this problem by creating a platform that allows doctors to sign up for 15-20 minute telehealth appointment slots with low-income individuals.
The way the platform works is that a doctor first indicates the time period in which they would be available. Patients can then go into the platform and book an appointment during one of the slots. The day before the appointment, both the patient and the doctor have to confirm that they are still available in order to avoid a no-show situation wasting either party’s time. After the meeting, the doctor can create a medical report detailing the patient’s diagnosis, information about their condition, and any further action that needs to be taken. Medic All has formed partnerships with four free clinics in the Wichita area so that doctors can refer patients for prescriptions and follow-up examinations.
Medic All is currently partnering with the Wichita State University Physician Assistant program, the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Ascension Medical Group, and other local MD groups to recruit physician volunteers for the program. The ICT Street Team, who provide health services to the homeless population in Wichita, will assist in spreading the word among individuals who may have interest in the service. The team is also in discussions to white label the service through Novus, a business providing services to individuals with substance abuse issues.
Currently Medic All is fiscally supported by Nonprofit Go, has received a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, and is in the process of filing for a 501c3 status. The next steps for the platform are seeking additional funding to support their future expansion, partnering with an electronic health record (EHR) provider for the platform, planning a local telemedicine day in Wichita to spread the word about the organization, and finding other companies like Novus that could integrate Medic All into their services. After this, Medic All plans to release their website and make the service available to patients, and then work on expanding throughout Kansas as well as to other states.
Ayaan Parikh, founder of Medic All and a junior at Wichita Collegiate School, presented to the KC Digital Drive Health Innovation Team on January 25, 2023.