By: Sebastian Herrera, Dave Sebastian and Sarah Krousse
Amazon . com Inc. is expanding its telehealth service nationwide and opening it to other companies, the latest signal of the e-commerce giant’s continued ambitions in healthcare.
Amazon said it has started to offer its Amazon Care program to employees and other companies throughout Washington state and plans to make the program available throughout the U.S. this summer. Launched in 2019 at its Seattle headquarters, Amazon Care started by offering virtual primary-care services to Amazon employees in the city. The service also has an at-home care option, where medical professionals are dispatched to perform medical services such as blood draws or listening to a patient’s lungs.