Amazon said it will expand its in-person healthcare service locations accessible through its virtual Amazon Care unit to more than 20 additional cities this year.
Amazon Care’s virtual telehealth service for video chats with doctors and pharmacy departments, which the company piloted with its own employees, is now already available nationwide.
The in-person medical clinic service is also already available in Seattle, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Arlington. Now, in 2022, Amazon plans to offer in-person care services in more than 20 additional cities, including San Francisco, Miami, Chicago and New York.
Amazon Care provides access to urgent and primary care services, including COVID-19 and flu testing, vaccinations, treatment of illnesses and injuries, preventive care, sexual health, medical prescriptions and renewals. When issues cannot be resolved by video, Amazon Care will send a nurse practitioner to a patient’s home for additional care when in-person care is available, ranging from routine blood draws to listening to patients’ lungs. a patient.
Businesses can contract with Amazon Care to offer it as a workplace benefit. Amazon said its new customers include Silicon Labs, TrueBlue and Whole Foods Market.
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“Patients are tired of a health care system that doesn’t put them first. Our patient-centric service is changing that, one visit at a time,” Kristen Helton, Director of Amazon Care, said in the announcement.
The country’s second-largest employer already also supplies prescription drugs through its online pharmacy, Haven.
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