After launching its first main care clinic as a part of a pilot with Crossover Well being in June, Amazon.com, Inc. has now opened 4 extra clinics for workers within the Dallas-Fort Price space.
Amazon introduced its collaboration with main care startup Crossover Well being in July. Collectively, the organizations plan to open 20 main care clinics, dubbed neighborhood well being facilities, for Amazon’s warehouse staff close to its success facilities and operations services. The primary clinic opened in Las Colinas, Texas. The 4 new Texas-based places launched this month are in Fort Price, Grapevine, Garland and Duncanville, Crossover Well being CEO Dr. Scott Shreeve, mentioned in an e-mail.
Amazon’s regular entry into healthcare started in earnest practically three years in the past. In early 2018, the retail large introduced it was teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan to create a healthcare enterprise, which was ultimately named Haven. Its preliminary focus was on know-how options to supply U.S. staff and their households with “simplified, high-quality and clear healthcare at an inexpensive value,” a press release mentioned. Although its achievements since are unclear.
Different main healthcare strikes by Amazon embody beginning a telehealth service for workers and, most lately, launching its extremely anticipated pharmacy enterprise.
The neighborhood well being facilities are operated by Crossover Well being, a nationwide medical group working with self-insured employers. The group supplies an array of main and preventive care companies, together with vaccinations, bodily remedy and psychological well being companies. It contains 1,000 staff, of which over 400 are a part of its medical employees in its onsite and digital clinics. About 40 medical employees members are offering take care of Amazon staff particularly, Shreeve mentioned.
Because the first main care clinic for Amazon staff was opened on the finish of June, greater than 2,200 staff have signed up, of which roughly 800 have acquired care, he added.
“The brand new well being facilities construct on Amazon’s long-standing dedication to supply staff complete and industry-leading advantages, particularly addressing the necessity for main care that’s so crucial for total well being and well-being,” he mentioned. “And with capabilities to supply complete main care and different key companies each in-person by means of handy bodily well being facilities and on-line, entry is drastically elevated.”
Subsequent, Amazon plans to open three facilities within the Phoenix area, adopted by facilities within the Louisville, Kentucky, Detroit and San Bernardino, California, areas in 2021, Shreeve mentioned.
Amazon’s strikes are consistent with different retailers rising their main care footprint, together with Walmart, which lately partnered with Oak Road Well being to open three main care facilities for Medicare sufferers within the Dallas-Fort Price space.
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