Credihealth: A Healthcare Startup Virtually Connecting Patients and Doctors

What is Credihealth?

Gurgaon-based Credihealth is an online healthcare marketplace that provides end to end services including information on various medical ailments, doctors, hospitals, treatments and their implications and post treatment care. The startup’s core business lies in providing its customers with detailed information about hospitals and healthcare providers.

Shown Above: Ravi Virmani, Founder of CrediHealth

Shown Above: Ravi Virmani, Founder, CrediHealth

Started from Delhi in January 2014, it is now active in Delhi NCR, Mumbai Region, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. It is a venture of Ravi Virmani, Gaurav Gaggar, Saurabh Uboweja, and Hausela Capital Partners.

As a former COO of Max Healthcare, Ravi Virmani would get inundated with frantic calls from friends and relatives seeking ‘insider’ information about the best doctor or a hospital that wouldn’t rip them off. These incidences led Ravi to identify a real need in the healthcare industry for widely available credible, reliable, and transparent healthcare information. The trio had similar vision to bring change to the digital healthcare space and this led to the inception of Credihealth.

What services is it offering?

The startup helps people to search for doctors and hospitals across major cities in India, book appointments with the doctor of their choice, also helping in getting quotes from hospitals for any treatment or surgery.

The company has also launched its apps for Android and iOS users. it enables users to get a second opinion about their medical diagnosis or treatment method by uploading medical reports from specialists, for a nominal fee.

The Credihealth blog has over a thousand articles and hundreds of doctor interviews helping patients be more health conscious.

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Who is it competing it?

Credihealth is competing with Practo, Kare4u, Qikwell and BookMyDoctor among others.

Amount of funding raised till date?

The startup has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from 6 investors including founders. Also, it plans to raise more funds in the next round.

Present status and future goals

Currently, it receives more than 10,000 requests for tertiary care every month. The company plans to launch in 15 major cities across the nation this year and eventually aims to cover the entire Indian geography. Over 30,000 people are registered on its website.

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