LITTLE ROCK, Ark (KTHV) - When you're sick you want help fast. And now, there's an app for that.
It's called iTriage. It's free and available for the iPhone, iPad, Android phone and Android tablet.
A symptom checker starts the process. Based on the symptoms that you're having, the app will take you through a series of additional questions.
Then the application also guides you to the nearest provider for the type of care you need.
iTriage was created by two emergency room physicians and launched in 2007.
"If you're having a serious medical emergency, you should call 911 and not download an app and look it up on your phone," warns Dr. David Gude with Texas MedClinic. "But outside of that, it gives people some good direction and good ideas."