The Santa Monica, Calif.- based company declared its obtaining of on-request health care startup HeyDoctor on Thursday, introducing a time of hearty medicinal contributions. The arrangement’s figure was not uncovered by the company, yet the merger will see it rebranded as GoodRx Care.
“When we started GoodRx, we had a very simple mission, which was to try to bring affordable and convenient health care to Americans,” Doug Hirsch, co-founder and co-CEO of GoodRx, told Bloomberg. “As we got deeper and deeper into this, we realized that we’re only solving with prescriptions about 10% of the cost of health care.”
While GoodRx doesn’t really offer doctor prescribed medications to shoppers—it rather furnishes them with a markdown code to use at neighborhood drug stores—the HeyDoctor highlight will be a direct-to-buyer telehealth service. HeyDoctor at present offers 18 clinical services through its application, including virtual visits for birth control prescriptions or refills, HIV testing and smoking discontinuance, among other normal medicinal issues. Bloomberg reports that these will all be fused into GoodRx’s interface, enabling clients to demand treatment beginning at $20 per session. Lab testings, for example, tuberculosis testing and blood classification recognition, will keep running for $100, with all costs mirroring a level rate without the requirement for protection.
GoodRx joins various health-focused new businesses expanding their platform to compete with traditional healthcare suppliers. A week ago, national drug store chain Walgreens declared an partnership with Alphabet’s drone subsidiary, Wing, to investigate future medication conveyance techniques. On the opposite finish of the spectrum, not long ago, New York-based online drug store Capsule reported designs to extend across the nation in the wake of raising a $200 million financing round.
Disturbing routine health check-ups, while at the same time giving helpful medicine refills, could be the ticket for prevailing upon uninsured buyers. “We are going to be in all of the major cities in the next 18 to 36 months,” Capsule founder and CEO Eric Kinariwala said of the national rollout. “This is the winning model.”