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Costco members now have access to online healthcare visits for $29

Costco members now have access to online healthcare visits for $29


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Costco is now offering members online health checks for $29.

The retailer is offering the new service in partnership with Sesame, a direct-to-consumer healthcare marketplace that connects medical providers nationwide with consumers.

Starting Monday, Costco members can book health care visits directly through their members in all 50 states, Semsem said in a statement.

The New York-based company said its platform does not accept health insurance because it primarily caters to uninsured Americans and those with high-deductible plans who prefer to pay cash for their health care. It said its model helps keep service prices low for its users.

the Services listed on the Costco Pharmacy home page, Includes virtual primary care visits for $29, health screenings (standard lab panel and virtual follow-up consultation with provider) for just $72 and online mental health visits for $79.

“Quality, great value and low price are what the Costco brand is known for,” David Goldhill, co-founder and CEO of Sesame, said in a statement. “When it comes to health care, Sesame also offers high quality and great value – and a low price that Costco members will appreciate when it comes to their own care.”

Costco It is among the many retailers that offer direct-to-customer healthcare on demand Access to urgent care outside traditional hospitals is booming.

AmazonIn August, it announced that its virtual clinic was now also available nationwide. Amazon Clinic It launched last November, providing 24/7 access to third-party healthcare providers directly on Amazon’s website and mobile app.

Through the clinic, Amazon customers can access telehealth treatment for dozens of common conditions, such as pink eye, urinary tract infections and hair loss, the retailer said.

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Other retailers, including CVS To Walgreens to Walmart, they’ve made similar moves.