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Walgreens Expands Mobile Telehealth Services

November 12, 2015
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Walgreens has announced that it is expanding its telehealth services from Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLive to users in 20 additional states, meaning the services are now offered in 25 total states across the U.S.

Last December, the companies announced a partnership, launching a direct-to-consumer telehealth mobile health (mHealth) app that gives consumers in California and Michigan 24/7 access to a doctor. In June, the company announced expansion to Colorado, Illinois and Washington. Now, 25 states in total are on board. The mobile app provides 24/7 access to MDLive’s network of U.S. board-certified doctors. The company made the announcement at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference this week.

“Walgreens provides convenient and connected services for our customers, and we are thrilled to be advancing our digital experience to provide patients with more choices when it comes to accessing care,” Adam Pellegrini, Walgreens divisional vice president of digital health, said in a statement. “We have seen that telehealth solutions play an important role in helping to improve patient outcomes, and we will continue to work to evolve our offerings to ensure our patients can choose what’s most convenient for them whether that’s live doctor consultations, digitally chatting with a pharmacist or visiting a Healthcare Clinic.”

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