Costco members now have access to $29 online health care visits through Costco’s partnership with Sesame, a direct-to-consumer health care marketplace that connects medical providers with consumers nationwide, reports CNN.
Costco members can now book health care visits directly through their memberships in all 50 states, however, the New York-based health care platform primarily caters to uninsured consumers (or those with high-deductible plans), so it does not accept health insurance. The company said this model helps keep its prices low for consumers.
The services listed on Costco Pharmacy’s homepage include:
- Primary care visits for $29
- Health checkups with a standard lab panel and virtual follow-up consultation with a provider for $72
- Online mental health visits for $79
Costco is among several retailers lately who are directly providing health care to customers.CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens also have programs. Amazon has a virtual clinic, available nationwide as of last November, and offers 24/7 access to telehealth treatment for dozens of common conditions.
Amazon Clinic also leverages third-party health care providers directly on its website and mobile app.