The Scoop: Alpha is an online platform where women can get the fast, simple, and affordable health care solutions they deserve. Members can choose to subscribe to automatic prescription refills, sign up for Alpha Membership for a flat annual fee, or complete a single medical visit to gain access to a team of medical professionals who can diagnose and treat common health conditions without needing to make an in-person appointment. Thanks to Alpha’s hands-on services, women can have their birth control pills delivered to their doorstep and screen themselves for sexually transmitted infections from home.

Alpha Medical is a tech startup on a mission to cut through the red tape of the U.S. healthcare system and give women access to affordable health services on their terms.

Gloria Lau founded Alpha in 2017 after experiencing firsthand the frustration and difficulty of seeking quality medical treatment for herself and her young family.

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Tech entrepreneur Gloria Lau is passionate about streamlining the patient experience in the U.S.

“The effort, time, and mental and financial wherewithal needed to see my family’s health needs met was staggering,” Gloria said in her founding story. “I started Alpha Medical to rebuild the healthcare system for women.”

Alpha has disrupted the industry by putting patients ahead of profits. Its goal is to become the primary care provider for women who are uninsured or don’t have access to affordable medical treatment.

Women can sign up for a year-long Alpha membership for a $99 flat fee and get access to online diagnosis, medication delivery, and more helpful resources.

The Alpha platform provides comprehensive health care solutions geared toward everyday women in the U.S. Alpha’s team of medical professionals currently treat patients in 34 states, and the company is constantly looking to grow its network.

“Our mission is to empower women to take control of their personal healthcare,” the team said. “We provide patients with access to simple, everyday medical needs in a convenient, affordable, and discreet online process.”

Services Include At-Home STI Testing & Birth Control Delivery

Alpha is an ally to women throughout every stage of life. The health care portal can help a single woman access birth control pills, patches, and rings, and it can help young mothers treat anxiety and postpartum depression.

Women who are sexually active can search for sensitive health topics, including vaginal burning, on the Alpha platform and find medical resources at their disposal.

Alpha has created a private channel where patients can describe their symptoms, upload photos if necessary, and receive an online diagnosis or follow-up consultation within 24 hours. All communication takes place through online messaging. No video chat or phone call required.

After the diagnosis, the medical team can prescribe medications to be delivered to the patient’s home or local pharmacy. Medications that need to be taken regularly (like birth control) can be shipped on a recurring basis, so patients never have to worry about restocking their supply or running out.

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The HIPAA-compliant platform promotes telemedicine as the future of modern health care.

Alpha Providers empower single and married women to choose the best birth control method for their lifestyle, and the medical experts make a point to discuss the differences between pills, patches, and rings, and how they interact with other medications.

Additionally, Alpha can provide at-home STI testing kits for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, HIV, hepatitis, and other common infections. The patient receives the kit, collects the sample at home, and sends it to the lab (using a prepaid label) for analysis. The team will then follow up with the next steps.

All in all, these straightforward and effective healthcare solutions have made a difference in how women of reproductive age seek medical treatment.

“We help Alpha women improve their sexual and reproductive health by being their primary triage point for care,” the team said. “Alpha patients can come to us for a majority of their needs throughout the course of womanhood — we want to be there for you throughout it all.”

Compassionate Advocates for Patients Across the U.S.

The Alpha team is passionate about improving women’s health. They have used sophisticated technology to streamline the patient experience and deliver fast results and treatment options to people in need.

The typical Alpha patient is a woman of reproductive age (between 18 and 51), but the online platform can also treat minors, transgender individuals, and men in certain circumstances.

Alpha’s team recognizes that the health challenges that different people face can be daunting, and its medical professionals aim to make things easier by offering information, support, and access to treatment on demand.

“We are mothers, daughters, and sisters, supported by sons, fathers and brothers,” the Alpha team said. “Each member of our team has faced their own challenge with today’s healthcare system — we empathize, we care, and we are your advocates.”

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The Alpha team proudly stands for better care for all patients in the U.S.

All Alpha Providers are board-certified doctors or licensed nurse practitioners who are on call via private messaging and can diagnose patients based on years of experience.

Alpha has partnered with pharmacies throughout the U.S. to ensure patients can get their medication without a lot of hassle. It can now deliver medication to customers in 34 states with plans to expand to all 50 states in the coming years. To get the latest updates, patients can follow @helloalphaMD on social media.

The Alpha team continually listens to what patients are saying and endeavors to meet their needs by providing access to a wide range of services and a growing network of health care providers.

“We aim to foster an all-inclusive, diverse community,” the Alpha team explained. “We pride ourselves on being able to communicate effectively as a remote team, especially during the current environment.”

Making Quality Health Care More Accessible & Affordable

Thanks to its efficient and cost-effective services, Alpha has won over many women who are interested in family planning and proactive health care. It has gotten good reviews from college students, single mothers, married women, and patients from a variety of backgrounds.

TrustPilot reviewers have given Alpha an overall 4.7-star rating with about 89% of customers saying they had a five-star experience.

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Many Alpha patients praise the platform’s quick service and stress-free health care solutions.

“It is so convenient and easy to have this service and provides peace of mind,” said Talla M. “This is the best birth control service I have ever tried! Thank you, Alpha!”

Alpha offers an easy and affordable alternative to traditional primary care visits, and it can be incredibly helpful to single and married women looking to improve their reproductive health or their mental health.

“Alpha saved my life,” said Lo, a woman who battles mental health issues. She said that because she doesn’t have healthcare insurance, she hadn’t sought treatment — until she found Alpha. “Not only is Alpha informative, affordable, and time-saving,” she said, “but it also gave me hope when I felt like giving up.”

“I’ve had no hassles with my delivery,” Jeannett reported in her review. “The online service has been great — what a life changer.”

Alpha can make a significant difference in the way patients seek medical treatment, making it easier for people to take care of themselves.

“To know that we’re helping people in this way is truly the most rewarding and humbling feeling,” the Alpha team said. “This is just the beginning — and we’re excited to continue to bring awareness to digital health and the solutions we have available.”

Alpha Supports Women From Menstruation to Menopause

Gloria encountered many unnecessary obstacles in her quest for decent health care, and she refused to accept expensive and inconvenient services as the status quo in the modern medical industry. She founded Alpa Medical to use technology to fix a broken healthcare system and forge a better path for women’s health.

The Alpha platform makes it easy for women to consult with a medical provider and receive treatment for reproductive health conditions and other physical and mental health issues. Alpha’s revolutionary system can ensure that women of reproductive age can access birth control and all mothers can take care of their mental health — without going over their monthly budget or leaving home.

“We’re helping provide affordable options for health care for everyone,” the team said. “We want to provide Alpha patients with science-backed information and resources, and we offer FDA-approved treatments to help improve their sexual and reproductive health.”