Walgreens expands apps services into 25 states
DEERFIELD -- Walgreens announced it is expanding its mobile app to offers MDLive telehealth services to users in 25 states, and will launch an updated telehealth experience within the app.
"Walgreens provides convenient and connected services for our customers, and we are thrilled to be advancing our digital experience to provide patients with more choices when it comes to accessing care," said Adam Pellegrini, Walgreens divisional vice president of digital health. "We have seen that telehealth solutions play an important role in helping to improve patient outcomes, and we will continue to work to evolve our offerings to ensure our patients can choose what's most convenient for them whether that's live doctor consultations, digitally chatting with a pharmacist or visiting a Healthcare Clinic."
Patients now have access to MDLive telehealth services through the Walgreens mobile app in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
The platform was launched in December 2014 through the Walgreens mobile app in California and Michigan. In June, the company announced expansion to Colorado, Illinois and Washington. The mobile app provides 24/7 access to MDLive's network of U.S. board-certified doctors.
With the improved seamless experience it is no longer necessary to install and launch the MDLive app separately to continue the session.
Additionally, the company announced the launch of the Walgreens Connect app, which allows Walgreens Balance Rewards members who own a Well at Walgreens connected premium brand blood glucose meter or blood pressure wrist monitor to earn points for taking daily measurements. The Walgreens Connect app guides the user to select the device to pair, connect to the device, sync data and earn Balance Rewards points in three easy steps. The data is seamlessly captured and transmitted to the cloud via the 2 net™ Platform and 2 net Mobile solutions from Qualcomm Life, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Walgreens rewards 20 points per day for taking a blood pressure measurement and 20 points per day for blood glucose measurements.
The app is now available in iTunes and Google Play stores.