The 8 Best Medical Apps for iPhone and Android

Great tools to support your health.

We use our mobile devices for everything, from staying connected with our friends to keeping track of what's going on in our lives. We can even keep an eye on our health with a healthcare or medical app. Here's a collection of the best medical apps for iPhone and Android.

This information is not intended to replace medical advice. Always consult with a medical provider if you need help.

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Best App for Checking Those Nagging Health Symptoms: K Health

Using K Health on iPhone to check symptoms
What We Like
  • Receive free medical advice using AI.

  • Save your conditions for future use.

  • The questions are in-depth, helping you pinpoint a symptom's cause.

What We Don't Like
  • Reaching the end of a chat takes time and dedication to reach a cause.

  • You can only speak to a physician after going through the chat.

  • The app doesn't address pregnancy, orthopedics, or other specialty care.

Headache? Sore throat? Random itching? If you're dealing with nagging health symptoms, K Health can help you determine probable causes. Inside the app, you'll answer in-depth questions based on your symptoms.

The app then pools common results from thousands of app users with the same symptoms. You'll then receive probable causes and treatment options tailored to fit your symptoms. You can also speak to a physician after discussing your symptoms during the chat.

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Best App for Tracking Your Own Heart Rate: Instant Heart Rate HR Monitor

Testing heart rate using Instant Heart Rate app on iPhone
What We Like
  • Check your heart rate at any time.

  • Save your results to track your health for extended periods of time.

  • Mark each read with tags, including resting, after exercise, and more.

What We Don't Like
  • Must have a premium account to access features such as stress testing.

  • Finger placement must be exact for the reading to work properly.

  • There are ads throughout the free version of the app.

Your heart rate is one of the most critical vitals to track when you're watching your health. Instant Heart Rate HR Monitor makes it easy by taking your heart rate immediately using your device.

As you place your finger over your camera, the app begins tracking your heart rate based on color changes in your fingertip. You'll also have access to real-time charts to show your physician.

While Instant Heart Rate is free to download and use, to remove ads and access stress testing, you'll need to purchase premium for $9.99 a month.

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Best App for Finding the Best Prescription Pricing: GoodRX

Using the GoodRX app to find low price medications on iPhone
What We Like
  • Easily locate the best prices around.

  • Save coupons to your app for quick use.

  • The app is super easy to navigate and use.

What We Don't Like
  • You must know your dosage, number of pills, and more to get the correct coupon for your medication.

  • Some coupons may not be successful depending on your pharmacy.

Prescription medication is often pricey, even with medical insurance. GoodRX helps you locate the best-priced medication in your area. Simply enter the medication you're looking for and GoodRX will compile your results.

The app is super user-friendly and easy to use. Once you find a coupon you wish to use, save it to your app. Once you enter your pharmacy, you can show your coupon to receive the best price.

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Best App for Learning More About Your Medical Symptoms & Conditions: WebMD

Using WebMD to learn more about a medical condition on iPhone
What We Like
  • Check those annoying symptoms quickly with this app.

  • See information about your condition straight from WebMD.

  • Find a physician fast using the doctor finder.

What We Don't Like
  • Not all medical conditions are available for selection.

  • The app is a bit difficult to get used to for beginners.

  • Symptom checker is slim compared to other apps.

WebMD is known for its online Symptom Checker, which is the main feature of the WebMD app. Yet, this app gives you in-depth education about your symptoms or medical condition, without the need to ask Dr. Google.

Simply open the app and start by entering any symptom. From there, WebMD will ask you questions about how you're feeling. Once complete, you'll see potential conditions or illnesses to fit your symptoms.

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Best App for Remote Medical Advice: Teladoc

Using the Teladoc app to reach a physician on iPhone
What We Like
  • You'll talk to a Board Certified physician within minutes.

  • There's no time limit to how long you can speak with your physician.

  • Physicians can send prescriptions to your pharmacy, if required.

What We Don't Like
  • You must have access to Teladoc to use it.

  • You must enter your medical history by hand, which can take some time.

  • You must be available for a phone or video call.

Teladoc is the best choice for speaking to a physician remotely, on the go, 24/7. Simply log into Teladoc and fill out your medical history. You can then request to speak to a Board Certified physician about your medical condition or symptoms via video or phone call.

To use Teladoc, you must have access to the service through your insurance, employer, or organization. With access, you simply request a physician and pay for your remote visit.

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Best App for Tracking Your Diabetes Health Plan: mySugr Diabetes Tracker

Using MySugr to track meals and more on iPhone
What We Like
  • Track your blood sugar, meals, and more in one place.

  • Personalize the app to fit your unique condition.

  • Receive full diabetes reports inside the app.

What We Don't Like
  • The app requires a bit of practice to get used to it.

  • To export your report, you'll need to upgrade.

  • Symbols used in the app are difficult to understand at first.

Diabetes requires you to track your health closely. The mySugr app can help you do just that with a wide range of available tools. You can track your blood sugar, meals, and more in one app. Plus, you can tailor the app to fit your specific diabetic type and unit measurement, if applicable.

The app is in-depth and even allows you to export a report (with subscription) after two weeks of tracking. mySugr offers both a paid Pro version and a bundle, which includes unlimited test strips, an Accu-Chek Guide meter, diabetes coaching, and all pro features.

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Best App for Tracking Your Pregnancy: Pregnancy+

Using the Pregnancy+ app to track baby's progress on iPhone
What We Like
  • Get updates automatically on the size of baby.

  • See accurate depictions of baby inside the belly throughout your pregnancy.

  • The app includes unique tools, such as a list of baby names for browsing.

What We Don't Like
  • Navigating the app is a bit cumbersome at first.

  • Some of the daily articles are similar to, or repeats of, previous articles.

  • The app only allows you to track a single pregnancy or a twin pregnancy.

If you're expecting, you can use the Pregnancy+ app to check on the baby's growth each day. You'll see accurate depictions of your baby from the womb while enjoying a wide range of tools, including a long baby name list, pregnancy timeline, kick counter, and more.

Each day, you'll receive articles and blog posts answering your top pregnancy questions. You can use the app to keep a daily diary to track your progress, create a birth plan, and track your weight.

Pregnancy+ is free to download and use for both iOS and Android devices, but premium tools like the contraction counter require a one-time purchase.

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Best App for Tracking Your Medication: Medisafe Pill Reminder & Medication Tracker

Using the Medisafe medical app to track medications on iPhone
What We Like
  • Add any medication you take to your medication schedule quickly.

  • Add dosage, frequency, and time to be reminded each day.

  • Easy to change the pill color and shape to ensure you're taking the correct medication.

What We Don't Like
  • Built-in reminder sounds are quieter than normal.

  • You must add each medication in manually, unless you want to sync them via Health Records on iPhone.

  • To unlock all health measurements, you'll need a premium subscription.

Medisafe was built to be your medication management app, tracking your daily meds and sending reminders when it's time to take them.

Inside the app, you'll also have access to drug interaction alerts, family and caregiver support, refill reminders, and more. The app supports complex medication schedules and gives you the ability to track health measurements for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, anxiety, and multiple sclerosis.

To unlock features such as extra health measurements and more Medfriends (family and caregivers), you'll need a monthly subscription.

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