Rafi LetzterIf you live in or have visited New York recently, then you've probably seen ads for Pager plastered all over the subway.
The service, which launched in 2014 and for now is only available in New York City, pitches itself as a kind of "Uber for healthcare," sending a doctor or nurse to your office, hotel, or apartment with the tap of an app.
Pager promises that the healthcare provider will be to you within two hours of requesting a visit, but you can also chat with a nurse through the app right away if you need to speak to someone urgently.
The pricing is simple and straightforward: $50 for the first visit, $200 for a subsequent visit, and $100 for a physical.
But the company is offering a promotion right now — free health checks (a screening that checks if you're at risk for diabetes, stroke, or heart disease) and free flu shots. So I decided to take advantage of the promotion and try it out.
Here's what it was like: