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About First Opinion

First Opinion offers a way to text a doctor 24 hours a day to ask health-related questions and get expert guidance in determining whether a trip to the doctor's office is necessary. Through the app, each user gets matched one-to-one with a single doctor and a small after-hours team so that users are always able to have round-the-clock accessibility. First Opinion doctors don't diagnose, but help people know when they need to go to the doctor, help them make preparations to get the most out of the visit, and help people who have questions after a diagnosis is made.On July 1st, 2018, First Opinion was acquired by Curai. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

First Opinion Headquarters Location

1161 Mission Street First Floor

San Francisco, California, 94103,

United States


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Digital Health

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Technologies, platforms, and systems that engage consumers for lifestyle, wellness, or health-related purposes; capture, store, or transmit health data; and/or support life science and clinical operations. (DiME, DTA, HealthXL, & NODE.Health)

Latest First Opinion News

Opinion: Listen: How should doctors treat chronic pain in the wake of the opioid crisis?

May 4, 2022

Clinicians walk a tightrope when trying to help their patients with chronic pain. They want to be able to ease a patient’s suffering with medication, but must be mindful of the risks of addiction. There are some non-medication treatments for pain, but they’re often hard to access or not covered by insurance. Finding the balance can be challenging and emotionally taxing. And in the wake of the opioid crisis, many clinicians tend to err on the side of caution and under-treat pain. Antje M. Barreveld and Haider J. Warraich are two physicians deeply familiar with this balancing act. Having seen the heartbreaking effects that opioids can have on patients and their families, both physicians strive to find the right path forward. In this week’s “First Opinion Podcast,” they discuss how to treat chronic pain adequately and ethically. “My entire residency was dominated by opioids, just like today the residencies are dominated by Covid,” Warraich said. advertisement Be sure to sign up for the weekly “First Opinion Podcast” on Apple Podcasts ,  Stitcher ,  Google Play , or wherever you get your podcasts. advertisement And if you have any feedback — First Opinion authors to feature on the podcast, vocal mannerisms the host needs to jettison, kudos or darts — email us at [email protected]  and please put “podcast” in the subject line. About the Author Reprints

  • When was First Opinion founded?

    First Opinion was founded in 2013.

  • Where is First Opinion's headquarters?

    First Opinion's headquarters is located at 1161 Mission Street, San Francisco.

  • What is First Opinion's latest funding round?

    First Opinion's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did First Opinion raise?

    First Opinion raised a total of $8.6M.

  • Who are the investors of First Opinion?

    Investors of First Opinion include Curai Health, Felicis, True Ventures, Monashees+, Polaris Partners and 6 more.

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