There was something different about Anna Chow when she walked into her local cafe today. Other customers on the scene reported a distinct spring in her step and “a very intense vibe.” The cause of this change? According to Chow, she’s reinvigorated by a new virtual primary care and healthcare navigation service, not just the coffee she spent ten minutes arguing with the cafe staff over.
“I started using Hopper Health and it’s changed so much for me,” Chow said. “Now that I don’t have to spend hours each week calling pharmacies to see if they have my meds in stock, I have way more spoons to accidentally call my ex and remind him that I moved to a much cooler city.”
Helen Alonso, who has ADHD, used to spend hours each week dealing with appointment scheduling and insurance paperwork. Now, she says, Hopper Health is helping her spend more time doing what she loves: lying face down on the floor listening to the Grimace’s official birthday playlist.
Hopper Health is the first virtual primary care and healthcare navigation service for neurodivergent adults including those with autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s and dyslexia. Many users are feeling drunk with power now that they actually have the energy for daily tasks outside of managing their own healthcare.
Andrew Greene, a project manager with Tourette’s, decided to use his newfound spoons for more productive purposes. “You know, I used to walk into the office like a zombie every morning, but it’s been so much better now that I’ve got Hopper Health on my care team. It’s really freed up the mental space for me to organize the various television series I’m streaming into a color-coded grid of sticky notes.”
When asked why he was spending the extra energy on plotting his next Netflix night, Greene shrugged and said, “What else am I supposed to use it for? My actual job? Going to grad school? Learning to compost? I think this is a much more meaningful way to spend my time.”
He then took a sip of his iced latte and looked at it in disgust. “The barista messed this up — this is dairy milk. I’ll have to give them a piece of my mind tomorrow.”