CVS launches 24/7 telehealth care for Nebraska residents

CVS unveils new virtual healthcare offering to its retail medical clinic, MinuteClinic, for residents in US state, with plans to expand nationwide


US pharmacy chain CVS has announced the launch of its virtual healthcare offering, MinuteClinic Video Visits, a telehealth application with round-the-clock care to its retail medical clinic, MinuteClinic, for residents in the US state of Nebraska.

According to CVS, MinuteClinic caters to individuals over the age of two with minor illnesses and injuries, offering individuals 24-hour access to care through its video visit service.

CVS worked in collaboration with Teladoc, a telehealth company, to leverage its tech platform and will aim to release the offering nationwide by the end of 2018.

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According to a CNBC report, the launch of the new app follows four years of experimentation.

"CVS first tested telehealth with pilots in California and Texas in 2014. It started tests with Teladoc, American Well and Doctor on Demand the following year," CNBC explained.

CVS chief medical officer Marc-David Munk said: "We're excited to introduce MinuteClinic Video Visits to people who live and work in Nebraska.

"At CVS Health, we're committed to delivering high-quality care when and where our patients need it and at prices they can afford. This new MinuteClinic service offers people in Nebraska access to an innovative, on-demand health care option right from their cell phone," Munk commented.

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