Amazon.com Inc. has announced that its virtual health care platform, Amazon Clinic, is now accessible to customers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. This expansion comes after Amazon Clinic’s initial launch in November 2022, where it was limited to only 32 states.
Accessible Care for Common Health Concerns
Amazon Clinic offers customers access to a wide array of third-party health care providers, available round-the-clock. This comprehensive service aims to address over 30 common health concerns, ranging from erectile dysfunction and urinary tract infections to conjunctivitis or “pink eye.”
In addition to these services, Amazon Clinic also provides birth control and emergency contraception, as well as prescription refills for various conditions such as asthma, hypertension, and epinephrine (EpiPen).
Enhanced Telemedicine Capabilities
With the national expansion of Amazon Clinic, customers across the United States can now access video visits with clinicians through the Amazon.com website and the Amazon mobile app. For those in 34 states, message-based consultations are also available.
Building on Previous Healthcare Advancements
Amazon’s entry into the U.S. healthcare system stems from its strategic acquisitions in recent years. In 2018, Amazon acquired PillPack, which has since been rebranded as Amazon Pharmacy. The company has further solidified its presence in the healthcare industry with the recent $3.9 billion acquisition of primary care organization One Medical.
Although Amazon’s stock experienced a slight decline of 1.29% during Tuesday’s morning trading, it has shown remarkable growth, soaring nearly 30% in the past three months. In comparison, the S&P 500 index has grown by just under 10%.
With Amazon Clinic’s expanded availability and diverse range of healthcare services, customers across the nation can now experience convenient and accessible care through this innovative platform.