Walgreens expands MDLive partnership, provides behavioral remedy visits
May 11, 2016
Walgreens has as soon as once more expanded its partnership with video visits firm MDLive, including behavioral well being visits from Breakthrough Behavioral, which was acquired by MDLive in 2014. Breakthrough Behavioral presents sufferers an alternative choice to in-person remedy classes. Sufferers can use Breakthrough Behavioral’s web site to decide on a licensed remedy skilled primarily based on their private profiles and schedule appointments with one of many therapists. They will additionally seek for a therapist by specialty, subject they want to focus on, and site. By means of this partnership, Walgreens customers in all 50 states may have entry to behavioral remedy video visits providing by way of Walgreens’ web site. Behavioral therapists on the platform will solely have the ability to write prescriptions to clients in 20 states, nonetheless. Visits begin at $60 apiece, although a few of that price could possibly be coated by customers’ insurance coverage. “Entry to suppliers and care is likely one of the largest challenges for our psychological well being system in the present day, and we’re happy to work with MDLIVE to assist meet this want as a part of the Walgreens psychological well being platform,” Walgreens Divisional VP of Digital Well being Adam Pellegrini mentioned in a press release. Walgreens first partnered with MDLive to supply telemedicine companies in December 2014. Then in November 2015, Walgreens expanded its telehealth providing to 20 extra states. Now, MDLive affords its medical visits service to Walgreens customers in 37 states. Among the newer states within the rollout embody Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Prospects can entry MDLive companies via the Walgreens web site in addition to the cellular app. The price per go to for medical issues is $49 per go to. Final yr, at an occasion, Pellegrini stated that since first saying the MDLive partnership, his workforce has modified the best way customers work together with it. Whereas initially, customers needed to set up and launch the MDLive app individually to proceed their session, he realized that a multi-app technique was not efficient in retaining Walgreens clients engaged.