That was the question Circle Medical's cofounders asked each other in 2014. After finding early success in other startups, and seeing how technology and great software was making everything from food delivery to travel simpler, faster, easier, and more fun, they were driven to bring those same improvements to healthcare.
Circle Medical built a team that paired software engineers with top doctors to help build a software platform that wasn't just easier for patients to use, but was also designed to make doctors and other providers more effective and efficient at providing care. We started seeing patients in person in our San Francisco clinic in 2017.
Deeply committed to not only increasing access but also improving the quality of care, in 2019 Circle Medical entered into partnership with UCSF, one of America's top 10 hospitals. As our team continued to refine the Circle Medical App and our proprietary Medical Records software, we also built relationships with America's top insurance companies, ensuring that most Americans with health insurance have plans that are accepted by Circle Medical.
When the COVID-19 pandemic changed online medicine forever, Circle Medical leaned into being able to provide exceptional access to great medical care to anyone, from anywhere.
We now see over 50,000 patients a month across 28 states, and are in the process of opening up clinics in cities around the US, from New York to Miami and Los Angeles.
Care deeply for patients
Be honest and transparent
Embrace diversity and be curious
Do more with less
Move with urgency
Test assumptions and act on evidence
Know you are empowered to make change
Seeing a provider over the Circle Medical App is a fast, convenient, and comprehensive way to get medical care.
We are trusted by over 50,000 patients every month. Here's what they have to say.
My provider is great, very attentive and a great listener. This app makes my life so much easier and convenient when it comes to keeping up with my health.
Quick, efficient, and helpful care. Everything is clear and app is spectacular.
I work all day and I have to take time off of work to visit the doctor. This is so much more convenient.
I have been extremely happy with the entire staff, always so willing to help me in any way from appointments to assistance with insurance. I have already suggested Circle Medical to my sister, who struggles with many of the same issues that I do.
I have been using Circle for half a year and never had an issue. Questions were answered within the time given. My provider has been there for me 1000%. Never late!! Pleasant and caring always asked how she can HELP!! I have only good things to say. You're wasting your own time, employer's time, gas and cash going to a doctor's office.
Scheduling was easy. Appointments started on time. I needed help with some preauthorization stuff for a prescription and the response time was quick and efficient via chat.
To my provider, thank you sooo much!!! You are the best doctor ever!!! I literally owe you my life and I will be forever grateful, may God bless you so you can keep helping more patients 🙏🏻🩺👩⚕️
I LOVE my practitioner from Circle Medical. She is caring and careful. She adjusts my meds as needed. She has made a difference in my health and well being.
Helpful, kind, understanding staff and medical professionals who take time to hear you! Thank you all. It’s been a game changer for me!
Easy to navigate, personalized care and a provider who listens to me.
My provider is just great. She has true concern for her patients. She listens and tries to understand my needs while providing educated suggestion to help me in my development. She shows that she has a heart!
Excellent service! Kind, considerate, and professional.
I have NEVER had healthcare that was this accessible. Thank you.
The whole experience has been fantastic.
It has been fast and easy. The clinicians are great and I found my primary care through this. I love how they are even knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ stuff which is exactly what I've been looking for
My primary doctor that I see is very attentive, caring, and makes me feel comfortable at every visit.
I love not having to wait before my appointment begins in the lobby and not having to drive there also saves time. It was also great when I had COVID, as I did not have to expose anyone and still could get medical help. I also got life changing diagnosis of ADHD through Circle Medical. I LOVE MY PROVIDER, she is amazing!
Convenient & and efficient system. Services like this benefit patients and the country. This will save Americans from millions of hours of waiting in clinic lobbies, reduce emissions, reduce fuel consumption, reduce traffic, and drive efficiency in medical records and billing. All these things have a multiplier effect.
It is very convenient for a busy schedule. The doctors are friendly and qualified.
Changed my life for the best.
So much easier than dealing with my antiquated primary care office! I used to have to wait on hold for at least ten minutes to make an appointment.
Providers are compassionate, supportive and clear
I like my provider and the ease of appointments at home is great.
Because the doctors are very professional and also they have compassion unlike others in the past
They have been beyond helpful. All of the staff have been kind and considerate and always get back to me in a timely manner. They have helped so much. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
The providers have been wonderful, appointments are easy and always on time. The staff is quick and very responsive in chat.
My provider was very kind and helpful. She listened to my needs and helped to appropriately diagnose me. I feel very confident in her as a provider.
Very convenient. I was shocked that I could get inexpensive mental health services so quickly. Very pleased.
My provider is amazing. So trauma-informed and willing to listen. She was able to support me in ways so many others doctors had not over the years simply by listening to my concerns and all the ways I had tried to treat my condition on my own. This practice is excellent and I'm so grateful to have found them. I highly recommend Circle Medical.
My provider made it easy to talk about my medical past, was understanding and listened to what was going on.
Joining Circle Medical has saved my life. I was so lost and didn't know why or what was wrong with me. I took a chance and downloaded the app, and had an appointment in the comfort of my own home within a week. I'm now getting the help I always needed and it has been a game changer.
I DID refer a friend just yesterday. I went through 5 other companies before I found this one, you check every box plus extra credit.
Quick, knowledgeable, and professional service. Easy to use and much, much faster than in person visits.
I have had nothing but a good experience with my provider. I have been able to get the help I need and have been able to regain control of my life.
As someone who has ADHD, simply setting up an account on the site was so easy. You can tell that this was made with neurodivergent people in mind. Things are just SIMPLE.
Has always been super helpful! The video conferencing capability is wonderful. I've actually gotten help with eczema and the provider was able to confirm and treat without a problem.
Accessibe, efficient, and I really like my provider's approach to my concerns and partnership in treatment planning. I feel validated, heard, and respected. Love how streamlined the app makes everything including the chat feature being open 24/7. Feels like I have open/quick access and flexibility in getting my needs met.
Circle Medical has helped me when I felt helpless.
Convenient, the app is easy to use and navigate, I love my provider. Our meetings are efficient, and she's been able to assist me with health-related issues outside of what I sought out the app for. I absolutely want to keep using Circle Medical for many years to come and have recommended it to friends and family.
The app is easy to navigate and book appointments. Also being able to reschedule is great for someone like myself who works on call and has a difficult time keeping appointments.
Exceptionally qualified in their field
Deeply empathetic for patents
Follows evidence-based care guidelines
Embracing of diverse patient backgrounds
Impeccable record of previous care
Our affiliation with UCSF is more than just a partnership. Our providers must hit specific patient care metrics and consistently deliver the highest possible level of care.Read Full Article