Rite Aid rolls out in-store virtual doctor visits

For $45, Rite Aid customers can talk for 10 minutes to a doctor

By , Computerworld |  IT Management, health care

Customers can also access the NowClinic Online Care site anytime, allowing them to get care if they can't visit a doctor's office or need help when their local Rite Aid is closed.

"This collaboration reflects Rite Aid's continuing commitment to support the total health and well-being of our communities," said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid Executive vice president of Pharmacy. "Our customers will be able to ask questions or receive care from doctors and health education from nurses online, fill prescriptions and consult with their Rite Aid pharmacist, all in one convenient visit."

"OptumHealth's vision for NowClinic is to provide consumers with greater control of their health care experience," said Chris Stidman, senior vice president of OptumHealth Care Solutions. "We are excited that this collaboration will help Detroit-area residents connect with doctors, OptumHealth nurses and other care providers in the trusted, convenient settings of their community Rite Aid pharmacies in Michigan."

Lucas Mearian covers storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, financial services infrastructure and health care IT for Computerworld. Follow Lucas on Twitter at @lucasmearian or subscribe to Lucas's RSS feed . His e-mail address is lmearian@computerworld.com .

Read more about health care in Computerworld's Health Care Topic Center.


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