Amazon launches “Amazon Clinic” for online basic medicine services

This content was published on November 15, 2022 – 15:50

New York, November 15 (EFE). — Amazon on Tuesday launched Amazon Clinic, a new online basic medical care division that offers it as an alternative to reaching a doctor or paramedic “without appointments or waiting rooms.”

Thus, the e-commerce and services giant gives its customers quick access to treatment of relatively common problems such as urinary tract infections, headaches, hair loss, allergies, dandruff or even contraceptive control.

User answers some basic questions about their problem online, after paying a flat fee (not specified), a “qualified doctor or nurse” also answers online, needs more information if needed and provides first diagnosis and treatment, including prescriptions, according to the video The promo published today on the new portal entitled “Simplified Medical Visits”.

The cost of this first consultation covers the necessary two-week follow-up.

But it specifies that it will not accept private health insurance “for the time being,” although a patient can use that insurance to pay for medications, and it will not accept patients covered by public insurance, either federal or state.

At the moment, Amazon Clinic has been launched only in the United States, and not in the entire territory, but in 32 states.

Amazon launched in 2019 in the field of healthcare with Amazon Care, at that time as a pilot program for the company’s employees, but this year it announced its closure before the end of 2022 for not being suitable for large companies, as was planned. EFE

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