Primary care for communities that often face additional barriers to accessing good quality healthcare in the US.
Racial disparities in healthcare is a barrier for people of colour. These inequalities exist in a variety of ways such as lack of clinics in primarily non-white areas, racism, and implicit bias impacting the quality of primary care the patient receives.
Spora Health is a telemedicine platform designed specifically for people of colour. They call their approach “culture-centred care”: Their care-team takes cultural backgrounds into account when working with patients. Language, values, and past experiences are all considered when providing patients with judgement-free treatment.
Patients can join Spora Health for $9.99 per month, whether or not they have insurance. New members fill out a health assessment that the assigned practitioner uses to create a custom health blueprint. Patients can text with their practitioner, and have video call consultations when needed. The care team can prescribe medication and order lab tests. They cover common conditions such as injuries, urinary tract infections and skin conditions.
Spora Health offers a primary care option free of race-related barriers to communities that are often underserved by the current healthcare system and seeks to meet their needs.