Over the years, Amazon has expanded from selling books and other items to providing groceries, a music service, a home assistant, video services, and two-day shipping for almost everything. Now, the company is entering the medical field, offering pharmacy services and tele-health visits in all 50 states.
With Amazon Clinic, patients can consult online with medical professionals for 30 common health conditions.
According to the company, “In addition to message-based consultations in 34 states, Amazon Clinic now supports video visits nationwide. Amazon Clinic offers customers 24/7 access to clinicians directly through Amazon.com and the Amazon mobile app.”
To get treatment, customers can go to the Amazon Clinic website at https://clinic.amazon.com/ or open the Clinic app on their mobile devices.
Users can then select their problem from a menu:
The app will explain if you’re eligible for treatment and then walk you through finding a clinic.
The service is intended for adults 18 to 64, but there is a hitch now. The clinics don’t accept health insurance yet, instead, they charge a flat fee. According to Amazon, messaging based treatments usually run $35 and video conferences $75.