Optum Is Shutting Down Its Virtual Care Business

UnitedHealth Group’s Optum is shutting down its virtual care business, Endpoints News has learned. Known as Optum Virtual Care, the business provides online urgent and primary care visits and prescription refills, and was a major part of Optum’s push into telehealth services in 2021, as Covid-19 accelerated the industry’s adoption of virtual services. The shutdown raises questions about how UnitedHealth is thinking about its virtual strategy. Employees in the virtual care unit were notified about the plan to shut down the business during an April 18 conference call with Optum Everycare CEO Jennifer Phalen, according to three people with direct knowledge of the call.

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