More care is moving to retail settings, and virtual offerings are increasingly becoming part and parcel of that experience. Last month, Rite Aid inked a letter of intent with InTouch Health to bring virtual care to remote areas. The companies also plan to offer the services at alternative care sites, such as Rite Aid pharmacies.
Walgreens is also offering telehealth services through a partnership with NewYork-Presybterian. The virtual care option — part of NYP’s OnDemand digital health services — is available at self-service kiosks at select Duane Reed drugstores in New York City and through the Walgreens website. The retail pharmacy chain also recently launched a digital marketplace with 17 big-name providers to connect its mobile and online visitors to its clinics and healthcare services, as well as providers in communities across the U.S.