Best 10 Medical Apps for Android to Walk Through Life Healthy

Are you feeling sick today?

Is there a rumble in your stomach, or did you tweak your ankle while going on your morning jog?

Technology isn’t always associated with health, but there are several medical apps for Android that take the usefulness of your smartphone to provide viable ways to analyze and treat illnesses and injuries. Medical students can use some of these medical apps for Android as a quick reference guide too.

Let’s explore the best medical apps for Android that will not only educate you on how to keep yourself and your family prepared for any kind of medical emergencies but also teach you about different diseases and human anatomy.

Note: We used Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (running on Android 4.3) to test these apps. These medical apps work well in any android smartphone. Just make sure that your smartphone fulfills the minimum software requirements.


 1. Baby & Child First Aid: [Free]

Baby First Aid medical apps for Android

Take care of your babies


Baby & Child First Aid is one of the best free medical apps for Android. It is made by the British Red Cross organization, and it’s like a one stop solution for baby care. It not only helps you in any type of medical emergency but also prepares you to prevent them from happening.

Under the Learn tab you will find a thorough description of different critical medical situations for babies. The app uses short videos that teach you what you should do in case of an emergency. The app has all the information to help you tackle different situations like asthma attacks, allergic reactions, bleeding, burns, choking, epileptic seizures, meningitis, nosebleeds, poisoning and broken bones.

The most useful options can be found under the Prepare tab. Here you can learn how to take care of your baby and how to cope with any crisis. Different advice has been given for different situations so that you can avoid/tackle any emergency situation.

The Toolkit tab has two options: Hospital Finder and Add Child Record. The Hospital Finder helps you to find nearby hospitals (only for UK). Using the Add Child Record option, you can create a profile to save information about your child.

Features:

  • Advice and questions on 17 first aid situations.
  • Learn the correct procedures to avoid serious medical conditions
  • Find help in case of an emergency
  • Take tests to judge your knowledge

Notable Feature: Make a donation (for UK residents only)

Downloads: 10,000 – 50,000

Android Version: 2.3 and up

Size: 38M

Price: Free

Baby-First Aid Best Android Medical App


2. Color-blindness test: [Free and Paid – $0.99]

Color Blindness medical apps for Android

Are you colorblind?

2.a Color-blindness test: [Free]

Color blindness, as it’s name suggests, is the inability to see one or more colors. It may not seem as bad as real blindness but who wants a colorless life either?

You can check if you are color blind by using this app. After opening the app, you will see two options. By using the Short Test option, you can verify if you have RGB (Red, Green or Blue) blindness. The Long Test provides you with more detailed results and also checks if you can see various shades of different colors.

During the test, you will see some numbers, created with different colors. If you are color blind, you won’t be able to identify the correct number.

The apps testing ends with a percentage of how many you got right.

The app is free but ad-supported.

Features:

  • Test if you are color blind
  • Ad-free version is also available ($0.99)
  • Percentage results

Notable Feature: Short and Long tests

Downloads: 1,000,000 – 5,000,000

Android Version: 1.6 and up

Size: 1.3M

Price: Free

Color-blindness test-best Android medical application


3. Drugs Dictionary: [Free]

Drugs Dictionary medical apps for Android

Don’t know what a drug does? Look it up!

Drugs Dictionary is a very easy to use dictionary for medicines. The app provides information on drugs such as uses, side effects, precautions and storage details. You can either scroll down a long list of drugs or type the exact name of the drug to find it. Using this app, you can check if the doctor is prescribing you the right medicines. Even medical students can use this medical app for Android as a quick reference guide.

Features:

  • Easy to use
  • Information about different drugs
  • Free and ad-free

Notable Feature: Search for a specific drug or scan through a list

Downloads: 100,000 – 500,000

Android Version: 2.2 and up

Size: 3.7M

Price: Free

Drugs Dictionary-Best Android Medical App


4. First Aid – American Red Cross: [Free]

First Aid Red Cross-Best Android Medical App

Free app from American Red Cross organization

First Aid – American Red Cross is one of the more useful free medical apps for Android. This app is provided by the Red Cross organization. That’s why the interface looks quite similar to the Baby & Child First Aid app.

You can learn about different medical emergencies and prepare yourself for these kinds of situations. The app has all the information about different medical situations such as asthma attacks, allergies/anaphylaxis, bleeding, burns, choking, diabetic emergencies, meningitis, head injuries, shock, heat stroke, seizures, stings, strains and sprains, strokes, unconsciousness, poisoning, distress, heat stroke and broken bones.

The Emergency tab gives you the option to call an emergency number (911). The Hospital tab offers information on different hospitals located nearby.

You can also buy different first aid kits (prices varies from $0.99-$35).

Features:

  • Learn about different medical emergencies such as allergies/anaphylaxis, bleeding, burns, choking and diabetic emergencies
  • Dial emergency numbers
  • Test yourself if you are ready to prevent medical emergencies
  • Donate if you want

Notable Feature: Buy First Aid kits

Downloads:  100,000 – 500,000

Android Version: 2.3.3 and up

Size: 42M

Price: Free

First Aid-Best Android Medical App


5. Runtastic Heart Rate: [Free and Paid – $1.99]

Runtastic Heart medical apps for Android

Measure your heart rate

5.a Heart Rate: [Free]

With Runtastic Heart Rate free version you can track up to three measurements per day. It’s ad-supported and you will have to buy the pro version to get all the features. The medical app is created by the developers at Runtastic who are excellent at making fitness apps.

After opening the app, you will hear a nice heart beat sound. On the welcome screen, you will see options to either register yourself via Facebook or your email id. On the next screen, you will see an image of a Circle. To get your heart rate measurements, click on that image. After that, put your finger on the camera lenses and wait for the app to do it’s job. After a few seconds, the app will show your heart rate. During the measurement, your camera flash light will start. The app uses the flash light and camera to measure your heart rate. This procedure is used in medical pulse oximeters too. So, it’s quite legit.

Features:

  • Measure your heart rate using your smartphone’s camera
  • Resting HR, maximum HR, and HR before/after cardio
  • Share the results via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and E-mail
  • Ad-supported  free version  and ad-free pro version

Notable Feature: Daily reminder notification to measure your heart rate (only in pro)

Downloads:  1,000,000 – 5,000,000

Android Version: 2.2 and up

Size: 9.0M

Price: Free (ad-supported)

Heart Rate-Aid Best Android Medical App

 

5.b Heart Rate: [Pro-$1.99]

Buy the Pro version through the Google Play Store. It costs $1.99 and offers more than three measurements per day. It also provides notifications to remind you to measure your heart rate. The pro version is also ad-free.

Downloads:  10,000 – 50,000

Android Version: 2.2 and up

Size: 9.0M

Price: $1.99

Heart Rate-Aid Best Android Medical App


6. Home Remedies (Plus): [Free]

 Home Remediesc medical apps for Android

Recommended by top U.S.-licensed doctors

The app Home Remedies (Plus) is one of the great medical apps for Android. It offers you different home remedies for various medical situations. It has all the home-made solutions for different cases. All the diseases and medical emergency cases have been listed alphabetically. You can also search for a particular situation using the Search icon.

To see a detailed description of any particular medical emergency, just click on its name. After reaching the description page, you can slide to left to see all the questions and answers related to that particular medical emergency.

You can also press the Menu button. It will give you the option to go to the main website and ask a doctor.

The Home Remedies (Plus) medical app is free but ad-supported.

Features:

  • Homemade remedies of different medical emergencies
  • Easy to use and free
  • Share remedies on Facebook, Twitter, and email

Notable Feature: Question and answer section to hear what other people have to say

Downloads:  100,000 – 500,000

Android Version: 2.3.3 and up

Size: 42M

Price: Free

Home Remedies (Plus)-Aid Best Android Medical App


7. iPharmacy: [Free]

Ipharmacy medical apps for Android

Get discounts on your medicines

iPharmacy is a free and easy to use medical app for Android. After opening the app, you will see a page where you can register yourself. You can also start using the app immediately by clicking on the Register Later button. On the next page, you will get different options such as My Meds Reminder, Discount Card, Pill identifier, Drug Search and BeWell.

My Meds Reminder, as it’s name suggests, reminds you to take your medicine on time. The Discount Card page gives you a unique Member Identification Number. You can use that number to get up to 75% discount on 50,000 drugs at over 50,000 pharmacies including Walmart, Target and Kroger.

The Pill Identifier helps you identify any pill by it’s shape, color or score.

Using the Drug Search option, you can search for any drugs by name. You can get all the information regarding any particular drug using this option.

The BeWell option lets you connect to the BeWell website (Powered by University of California) to get the essential information.

Features:

  • Discount Card – Get discounts up to 75% at 50,000 pharmacies
  • Pill identifier – Know your pill by it’s color, shape and score
  • BeWell – Connect to BeWell website powered by University of California

Notable Feature: Reminds you to take medicine

Downloads:  1,000,000 – 5,000,000

Android Version: 2.2 and up

Size: 6.8M

Price: Free

iPharmacy-Aid Best Android Medical App


8. Quick LabRef: [Free]

Quick Labref-Best Android Medical App

Useful for laboratory assistants

Quick LabRef is a very useful app for those who work in pharmacies and medical laboratories. It works as a quick reference guide for all types of medical tests. You can use it for blood tests, non-blood tests, bacteriology/microbiology, toxicology, genetics, normal/patho-physiology and miscellaneous. Every main category has various sub-categories.

Features:

  • Quick reference guide for laboratory assistants
  • Check normal range of values for any particular test
  • Complete blood tests, non-blood tests, bacteriology/microbiology, toxicology, genetics, normal/patho-physiology
  • Very easy to use and free

Notable Feature: Keep yourself prepared for medical emergencies

Downloads:  1,000,000 – 5,000,000

Android Version: 2.2 and up

Size: 6.8M

Price: Free

Quick LabRef-Aid Best Android Medical App


9. Visual Anatomy: [Free and Paid – $2.59]

Visual Anatomy medical apps for Android

Details the anatomy of the human body

9.a Visual Anatomy: [Free ad-supported]

Visual Anatomy free version is one of the best medical apps for Android. The application is very easy to use and offers a vast catalog of 2D and 3D human anatomy diagrams. The app offers diagrams and information of organs, muscles, skeleton, circulatory system, body, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, nervous system, female and male organs, ear, nose and eye. You can tap on any particular part of the diagrams and then click on the “i” sign to get all the information about that organ. The application also offers Gray’s anatomy, a Search option and a Quiz.

Features:

  • Information of every organ
  • Zoom in and zoom out function
  • Gray’s anatomy, Search option and Quiz

Notable Feature: 

  • 2D and 3D diagrams of the human anatomy

Downloads:  1,000,000 – 5,000,000

Android Version: 2.0 and up

Size: 9.1M

Price: Free (ad-supported)

Visual Anatomy-Best Android Medical App

9.b Visual Anatomy: [Paid-$2.59]

The pro version of the app Visual Anatomy is ad-free and costs $2.59. It offers you all the latest updates from the developer and some extra features like more diagrams.

Downloads:  10,000 – 50,000

Android Version: Varies with device

Size: Varies with device

Price: $2.59

Visual Anatomy-Best Android Medical App


10. WebMD: [Free]

WebMD-medical apps for Android

One of the best medical apps for Android

The app WebMD is a free medical application from the popular medical app developer WebMD, LLC. Using the Symptoms Checker option, you can make a list of your symptoms by answering a series of questions. You can get information for different medical emergencies via the Conditions option. The Drugs and Treatments option gives you information on usage and side effects for different drugs.

You can also get first aid information for different critical medical situations such as allergic reactions, asthma attacks, broken arms, bruises, carbon monoxide poisoning, choking, concussions, CPR, diarrhea, dizziness, drug overdoses, fainting, fevers, finger dislocations, head injuries,  heart attacks and more.

The Local Health Listing option provides information on local physicians, pharmacies and hospitals.

Features:

  • Drugs & Treatments
  • Pill Identification Tool
  • First Aid for different medical emergencies
  • Local Health Listings

Notable Feature: Symptom Checker

Downloads:  5,000,000 – 10,000,000

Android Version: 2.1 and up

Size: 9.5M

Price: Free

WebMD-Best Android Medical App


Conclusion:

Note: We advice you to contact a doctor first in case of a medical emergency. You should use these medical applications for Android just to prepare yourself for an emergency situation.

Today, we have discussed the top 10 medical apps for Android. These apps are made for different medical emergency situations and for gathering information about different diseases. You can even pair them with the best fitness apps to always keep your body healthy and fit.  Let’s narrow down the best apps for your situation.

  • Use Color-blindness test just to verify if you are color-blind or not. See a doctor immediately if you think you are having any trouble regarding color perception.
  • Use Quick LabRef if you work in a medical laboratory.
  • The Heart Rate from Runtastic is a very useful app for those who want to check their heart rate regularly.
  • Visual Anatomy can be very useful for science and medical students.
  • Using the Home Remedies medical application for Android, you can learn how to use homemade herbs to give a first aid treatment.
  • Drugs Dictionary is a very useful tool to get information about any scheduled drug. However, it doesn’t offer any other features.
  • All the other apps are made for one thing: They prepare you for any kind of medical emergency.
  • So, Color-blindness test, Quick LabRef and Heart Rate can be used in particular cases.
  • Baby & Child First Aid and First Aid – American Red Cross are very similar apps and you can use any one of them. However, we suggest you to use Baby & Child First Aid in case you have a baby.
  • WebMD offers more features in one application.
  • Lastly, you should use a combination of different apps from the above list to secure you and your family.

So, are you worried about medical emergencies? Then, just use the above applications according to your preferences, and don’t forget to tell us which ones you selected in the comments section below.

 

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