When patients go shopping today, they might find themselves checking out with more than the vitamins or bulk toilet paper on their list. Several retailers have recently launched telehealth programs that let patients pick their medical concern off a menu of options, from hair loss and erectile dysfunction to acne and ear infections. Then they pay cash — no insurance accepted — to have a text or video visit with a provider. These new virtual care offerings follow efforts by retail giants like Walmart and CVS to build out their health care businesses with a mix of online and brick-and-mortar clinics, some of which accept insurance.
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