BookDoc is expanding to the Philippines through a collaboration with Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. According to the company’s announcement, BookDoc has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. in relation to corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and promotions.

Above from left: Elaine, BookDoc’s Partnership Executive; Dato’ Chevy, BookDoc’s Founder and CEO. Bottom from left: Dr. Herbert Quilon Carpio, Executive Director of Childhope Philippines; Mylene, Resource Mobilization Manager of Childhope Philippines

BookDoc, with a presence in 25 countries/regions (including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand), is an online platform that operates across the healthcare continuum connecting patients to healthcare professionals anytime and anywhere, while incentivizing people to stay active. BookDoc has established an integrated online ecosystem that comprises seven  comprehensive platforms:

  1. Search & Book: Allows users to search and book healthcare professionals anytime and anywhere, and integrates seamlessly with navigation (Google Map, Waze), transport (Grab, Uber, Malindo Air), accommodation (Agoda, Airbnb), and recommended restaurants & attractions (TripAdvisor) for a hassle-free and enjoyable overall healthcare appointment experience;
  2. Activ: Users can earn rewards and discounts from over 100 major retail partners and service providers in 12 countries for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. The rewards are redeemable across over 4,400 offline and online locations);
  3. Marketplace: e-Commerce platform with a variety of health services available which users can enjoy at discounted rates and redeem at the hospital, clinic, other health/wellness facilities over 5,000 SKUs. E.g. Health-screening, dental, gym membership, mask, sanitizers, etc.;
  4. Tele-Consult: Brings healthcare to users’ fingertips with specialists covering children, skin, mental health, women’s health, and sexual health through a live chat session with healthcare practitioners;
  5. Events & News: Users have access to the latest medical & health information made available by Monthly Index of Medical Specialties (MIMS) and healthcare experts, as well as events (health conferences, marathons, blood donation drive, etc.) with auto-reminder and other features;
  6. Health Coaching: Users can reach out to our team of in-house nutritionists and dietitians on dietary advice to achieve their desired goals;
  7. Employee Benefits: Seamless, automated, and cashless platform for employers to administer their employee benefits;
  8. COVID-19 Feature: Provides up-to-date information, webinar sessions, and COVID-19 tests as an official partner of the Malaysian Ministry of Health and WeDoctor, one of the world’s largest digital healthcare companies.

The company is backed by a diverse group of investors from entrepreneurs to seasoned healthcare and insurance professionals, bankers, regulators as well as ICT professionals. It is available online via the App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei App Gallery.

“We appreciate the opportunity provided whereby BookDoc can play a part in giving back to the society while expanding its presence to the Philippines, so as to create a complete ecosystem in the Philippines connecting patients to healthcare and health-related services. We are hoping to increase in terms of subscribers as well as the scope and depth of our services in the Philippines,” said Dato’ Chevy Beh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BookDoc.

Dr. Herbert Quilon Carpio, Childhope Philippines Executive Director, said: “This partnership with BookDoc is a welcome opportunity for us to innovate in ways to conduct advocacy and fundraising for our street children beneficiaries. I think that the ideas and projects for cooperation are limitless, and we look forward to more collaborations with BookDoc for the benefit of the vulnerable street children in Metro Manila.”

BookDoc was a finalist at the ORIGIN Innovation Awards in 2020.

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