Give Virtual Care is Reshaping the Healthcare Industry

Updated: Jun 16

What the company does?


Give Virtual Care (GVC) provides a non-insurance healthcare alternative with its Virtual Healthcare Membership. The app is the first to aggregate five of the most-needed health services in one place to bring vital healthcare to people across various industries with a hourly, part-time, contract and/or seasonal workforce that includes students.


The Current Landscape


Give Virtual Care (GVC) provides a non-insurance healthcare alternative with its Virtual Healthcare Membership. The app is the first to aggregate five of the most-needed health services in one place to bring vital healthcare to people across various industries with a hourly, part-time, contract and/or seasonal workforce that includes students.


The Current Landscape


The healthcare industry is dominated by complicated and expensive insurance plans. Often, part-time employees and students are left out of the equation because they don’t qualify for employer sponsored plans and can’t afford government sponsored plans. Although there are health apps that focus on one specialty, GVC is unique because it has taken services people truly need on a daily basis—access to doctors, prescriptions, mental health, crisis care and expert second opinions—and offers them in one easy-to-use app.


Company Birth Story


GVC was founded by Tim Ummel after COVID-19 quarantine was initiated in 2020. He had the idea to provide highly affordable healthcare solutions for people who need it most but had limited or no access to health services. Ummel, who has more than 25 years of experience in the technology and development industries, dove into the virtual healthcare space to create the GVC app.


The Solution


There are millions of people in the U.S. who are uninsured. GVC’s mission is to provide best- in-class health benefits to everyone. App members have access to a network of telehealth doctors at any time of day with wait times generally around 10 minutes or they can schedule an appointment. There are unlimited visits and no co-pays, which is unprecedented in the healthcare industry.


In addition, businesses and higher-ed now have a powerful attraction and retention tool for its employees and students with GVC’s Virtual Healthcare Membership.


A Customer Story


GVC’s benefits are already being seen, such as when three college students had sore throats and needed medical care. One student waited a day to be seen by a local doctor, paid a standard co-pay and waited several hours for a pharmacy to fill a prescription. Another student had a long wait at urgent care, paid an expensive co-pay and received a filled prescription several hours later. The last student used the GVC app without leaving the house, did not have a co-pay and immediately spoke with a doctor who called in a prescription that was available at a deep discounted price.


On the B2B end, GVC recently partnered with the Professional Beauty Federation (PBF) to offer its app to beauty and barbering professionals. Eric Taylor, founder and CEO of Salon Republic and board chairman of PBF, explained that the GVC app is “a powerful tool for full- service salons, spas, and barbershops to attract and retain employees, booth renters, and commission independent beauty professionals as a competitive workplace benefit.”


The Team Culture


Along with Ummel, GVC’s leadership team includes Mark Freeland, SVP of National Partnerships; Debi Flora, SVP of Business Development; Chris Tivey, SVP of Engagement; and Paul Cottrell, SVP of Technology.


GVC stands by the vision and mission to improve both access and quality of healthcare delivery to those who are not able to get traditional health benefits and transform lives through utilization of telehealth, crisis care and prescription discounts.


A founder quote


“You must discover the core purpose and focus of your work, and then continue to breathe in that mission every day. I know GVC is going to thrive because having a healthcare solution that’s affordable and accessible will help millions of people.” – Tim Ummel, CEO and Founder


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