Seattle startup 98point6 hopes to change how we access primary care.
The first year costs $20. Then, the price increases to $120 a year.
98point6 founder Robbie Cape, is trying to change how Americans access basic health care by making it easier for people to talk to a doctor, without regard to whether the patient has insurance or not.
As reported by The Seattle Times, the company created an app that allows those over 18 years old to connect to a licensed primary care doctor.
How it works: via the app, users first talk with a chatbot that asks questions and collects diagnostic information. A physician then joins the chat, asks more questions, and arrives at a diagnosis, may write a presciption, order lab tests or refer them for next steps. The product has been approved by regulatory bodies in 10 states, including California, New York, and Michigan.
98point6 has 15 doctors as full-time employees and is currently live in 10 states, with plans to reach all 50 by the end of the year.