Amazon Virtual Healthcare Clinic Launches in U.S.

Virtual platform for common healthcare conditions like allergies, acne and asthma, expanding the e-commerce giant’s presence in the U.S. healthcare space, the Amazon clinic was launched on Tuesday, the new service would operate in 32 states, Amazon, which already runs Amazon Pharmacy said and comes only months after it agreed to buy primary care provider One Medical for $3.49 billion.

Amazon has for years sought to expand its presence in healthcare. It bought online pharmacy PillPack in 2018, underpinning a prescription delivery and price-comparison site it later launched as Amazon Pharmacy, which lets users buy over-the-counter drugs via Prime memberships.

The online retailer first piloted virtual care visits for its own staff in Seattle in 2019 before offering services to other employers under the Amazon Care brand, which it now plans to close down by the end of this year.


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