Amazon Launches Amazon Care- Company’s Virtual Medical Clinic for Seattle Employees

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In its most direct venture into $3.8 trillion medical sectors, Amazon has launched Amazon Care, a pilot program to offer the best health care facilities to nearly 54,000 employees and their dependents based in the Seattle area. The company kicked off the project last September, noting that it was setting up virtual clinics for its employees to receive convinient health care round-the-clock, which went live on Tuesday, the 19th Feb 2020.

Long story short, employees can register to the mobile application to seek on-demand chat and video consultations with medical professionals and enables users to schedule in-person visits with clinicians at patients’ homes or offices. Payment for the services accessed is routed via Amazon.com.

Amazon spokesperson, while addressing the media platforms, said that “We’re currently piloting a healthcare benefit designed to help Amazon employees get fast access to healthcare without an appointment, at the convenience of their schedules, at their preferred location (home, office, or virtual). Amazon Care eliminates travel and wait time, connecting employees and their family members to a physician or nurse practitioner through live chat or video, with the option for in-person follow up services from a registered nurse ranging from immunizations to instant strep throat detection.”

Who are Eligible to Use the Amazon Care App?

Amazon Care

Amazon employees and their families can request to register on the app any day. You are eligible if:

You are an employee aged more than 18 years and work within the service locations, or are a spouse/ partner/other dependents of one.

  • You are enrolled in an Amazon health insurance plan.
    Note: Customers enrolled in Kaise Permanente are unable to access th service at the time.
  • You live within our current services locations.
  • You can utilize the zip code checker available on the Amazon care website and see if your home or workplace is in the serviceable areas.

What Can Amazon Care Help You With?

With Amazon Care, you can find answers to your questions on:

1. Everyday Health Issues
2. Quick Care
3. Sexual Health Care
4. Travel Consultations
5. General Health Questions

1. Everyday Health Issues

Look up to the app for health risk management and prevention measures like lab tests and vaccinations.

2. Quick Care

Looking for expert help for urgent care when you’re sick or have a minor injury? Find a clinician easily.

3. Sexual Health Care

Find care, including family planning, PrEP (HIV Prevention), and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing.

Note: Accessible only for 18+ customers

4. Travel Consultations

Looking for your next overseas trip? Find your necessary medications and vaccinations recommendation handled with Amazon Care.

5. General Health Questions

Find advice on any health topic to help manage care for your whole family.

What are the Features Offered by Amazon Care?

Amazon Care App

1. Care Chat
2. Video Care
3. Mobile Care
4. Care Courier

1. Care Chat

The in-app chat board that seamlessly connects you with the clinician within a snap of fingers to see advice on your health-related queries.

2. Video Care

Choose the Video Care option for in-app video visits with a clinician for advice, diagnosis, treatment, or referrals.

3. Mobile Care

Looking for a nurse to be dispatched to your home or office? Mobile Care will do precisely the same for you, where you will find a clinician at home or office to conduct in-person exams, testing, and treatment.

4. Care Courier

The Care Courier feature helps you find the prescribed medicines at your doorstep. You can choose to get the same delivered right at your home or office.

Who is Your Care Team?

Your care team on call (As Amazon Care’s website says it) works with Oasis Medical, an independent medical practice licensed in Washington State. It includes licensed doctors, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses with years of experience in primary and urgent care for the families.

To go through the details of each practitioner, simply visit the website and find all the information you need.

How can You Access Amazon Care?

It’s simple. If you are eligible to use Amazon Care, you can:

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