Rite Aid Sells Video Chats With Doctors

Drugstores are fast becoming outlets for quick, relatively cheap medical care. Many CVS stores have MinuteClinics inside, and now Rite Aid has started offering video chats with doctors in a service called NowClinic Online Care. For $45, customers get 10 minutes of virtual face time with medical pros. Patients can also opt for voice chats or instant messages.

According to Computerworld, Detroit-area Rite Aids are the first to offer the service. Physicians contacted through the service can diagnose problems, give advice or make prescriptions.

When the chats are over, NowClinic shares a record of the consultation with the patient’s regular doctor. Through the service, patients can also contact nurses for advice about common health issues.

Rite Aid rolls out in-store virtual doctor visits [Computerworld]