Especially for those of us using electronic medical records, it is important to use an e-fax service. Otherwise, we will be stuck with paper from our fax machine OR have to scan in the faxes. In researching e-fax services in the US, here is my initial list (alphabetically):
This is a free fax service from Doximity.com. From their website (https://www.doximity.com/clinicians/docfax): “Send and receive faxes from your phone or tablet. Claim your dedicated fax number. HIPAA-secure and free for life. Include attachments and sign documents on the go.”
From their website (https://www.doximity.com/clinicians/docfax): “Send and receive faxes from your phone or tablet. Claim your dedicated fax number. HIPAA-secure and free for life. Include attachments and sign documents on the go.”
Once signed into doximity.com, I got my free fax number is 10 seconds. The sign up button is at the top of the home page. There was nothing else to do!
When you get a fax, you get notified by email (and on the Doximity app) like this:
The fax can be viewed on doximity.com or in the app.
I don’t understand why I should even bother evaluating the paid e-fax services listed below.
Here are some paid e-fax services that I have heard of but have never used. I have no idea whether they are any good or not, so I have arranged them alphabetically.
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In my opinion, it is hard to say that any of the free online fax services are straightly “free”. I tried many different such services, and find out that there may be some annoying ads added to my fax, or I have to be extremely cautious when subscribing and faxing–if you exceed your package limit, you may be charged, maybe even without any highlighted notice; subscription for next period could be also charged if you forget to cancel it. So, that’s the reason why I don’t trust “free” services. I prefer paid services as they are more reliable and I am sure, how much will I pay for faxing. And because I am not faxing very often, I also avoid services with subscriptions, my choice is a pay-as-you-go service.
Rajnish Mago, MD says
Thanks, Herbert, for your comment. I have been using the free Doximity e-fax for over two years. No ads, no fees, no problems. Note: I have never had any relationship, financial or otherwise, with Doximity. So, my comments about their e-fax service are only from my own experience. Please excuse me–I deleted your recommendation for a particular paid service because I don’t know you and don’t want a particular paid service to be recommended on this website unless I am convinced about it. I hope you will understand. — Raj