According to reports, Amazon plans to implement app-based house visits in 20 major U.S. cities by 2022. According to Insider’s Blake Dodge, Amazon Care will launch a “complete package” of telehealth and in-person services in Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston in 2021, with 16 additional cities following the following year.
- Since it was first offered solely to Amazon’s Seattle-based employees in 2019, Amazon Care has developed swiftly. Amazon said in September that its employees in Washington state would be able to use the app-based treatment. It subsequently made its telehealth services available to other employers in the state before officially expanding it to all 50 states this summer.
- Amazon now aims to offer in-person choices in Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Jose, and St. Louis in 2022, according to Dodge. In addition to the entire state of Washington, this would raise the total number of cities to 22.
- In June, an Amazon executive announced that the company has signed many companies to its telemedicine service. At the time, VP Babak Parviz stated that the business intends to expand the “hybrid” virtual/in-person service to new regions “as quickly as we can.” Amazon also made headlines in July with the announcement of their $39.99 COVID-19 at-home testing kit.
- Amazon Care executive Babak Parviz announced in June that the internet giant had signed up various employers to its healthcare service as part of a national rollout of its virtual health service perk. Precor, a Washington-based workout equipment startup that was acquired by Peloton is one of Amazon Care’s clientele.
- Amazon has been swiftly extending its healthcare footprint, most recently with the acquisition of online pharmacy PillPack in 2018. The tech behemoth launched Amazon Pharmacy in November, allowing users to order prescription drugs online and have them delivered to their homes.