WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — For those who have minor illnesses or injuries, CVS Health is launching a new virtual healthcare center to help patients avoid making the trip to the doctors.
CVS Health announced the launch of their new virtual healthcare offering called MinuteClinic Video Visits. Patients can access the virtual help through the CVS Pharmacy app seven days a week and 24 hours a day.
Setting up a video visit can be completed through the app. Only patients who are 2 years old and up who need to be treated for minor illnesses or injuries will be considered for the video visit.
CVS Health said patients must complete a health questionnaire before being matched to a board-certified health care provider licensed in their state. That health care provider then reviews the questionnaire with the patient’s medical history.
During a video visit, the doctor will assess the patient’s condition and treatment. The health care provider can submit any prescriptions they deem necessary for treatment to the patient’s pharmacy.
MinuteClinic Video Visits costs $59 and can be paid through credit and debit cards. Insurance will be added to the experience within the next few months.
“At CVS Health, we’re committed to delivering high-quality care when and where our patients need it and at prices that they can afford,” Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health MinuteClinic Marc-David Munk said.
Rhode Island is now one of the 16 states who offer the video visits.