Walgreens to expand telemedicine services to 25 states

Walgreens Boots Alliance is expanding telemedicine services to reach consumers in half of the country, a roll-out expected to be complete by the end of the year, according to Forbes.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is a global pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise formed following the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots last year.

In December 2014, Walgreens launched a pilot program with telehelath provider MDLive to offer telehealth consultations through the pharmacy's app. The pilot program was only offered to patients in California and Michigan.

Now, consumers in California, Michigan, Illinois, Washington and Colorado can undergo consultations with board-certified physicians using the Walgreens website on either a desktop or tablet computer, according to Forbes. Twenty more states will soon follow suit.

Consultations through MDLive cost $49 per visit; however, that price could be lower depending on the consumer's insurance plan, according to the report.

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