98point6 Expands On-Demand Primary Care Platform to Utah 98point6 Expands On-Demand Primary Care Platform to Utah
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Salt Lake City–98point6 today announced the expansion of its on-demand primary care service to Utah, delivering personalized consultation, diagnosis and treatment to patients throughout the state. The service enables primary care beyond what’s ever been possible, combining innovative AI technology with board-certified physicians to deliver affordable and high-quality care right to a patient’s smartphone. With the launch of 98point6 in Utah, 98point6 physicians are currently seeing patients in 20 states, including: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Washington. In 2018 98point6 is focused on expanding service to all 50 states and Washington D.C. and expanding follow-up. In early 2019 we will be lengthening clinic hours to 24/7 and adding support for pediatrics.

Primary care is a necessity for all, serving as the front line for healthcare and disease prevention. However, seeing a doctor is increasingly difficult with an average wait time of 24 days just for an appointment. Utah has the third highest uninsured population (tied), 98point6 provides an affordable and accessible option for receiving primary care.

To help make medical access easier for Utah patients, 98point6 leverages machine learning and automation, helping doctors optimize and complete tasks that don’t require direct physician interaction. Rather than having doctors ask administrative questions, gather patient history or chart information, 98point6’s AI technology does it for them. Patient profiles are automatically built and the 98point6 system learns from each visit, avoiding redundancy.

From there, 98point6 board-certified physicians take over and engage with the patient via private and secure in-app messaging to diagnose, treat and answer any health-related questions, no matter how large, small or embarrassing. Patients will then receive a personalized care plan detailing their diagnosis and treatment, including prescriptions and labs as needed.

“Our expansion into Utah moves us another step closer to our goal of delivering primary care to every single person when and where they need it,” said Robbie Cape, CEO and co-founder of 98point6. “We look forward to treating Utah patients and providing them with primary care at their fingertips.”

Starting today, any Utah resident 18 years and older – whether they have health insurance or not – can download the 98point6 app and receive unlimited access to primary care for 12 months for a one-time introductory fee of $20. That’s a full year of primary care services for less than the cost of a typical copay.

For Utah employers, 98point6 increases primary care utilization among those not actively or appropriately engaged in their healthcare. Employees can now access primary care in between meetings, during their commute or while getting ready in the morning. Similar to the consumer pricing model, 98point6 offers a low subscription fee for employers, resulting in little to no cost for employees while enabling earlier medical intervention and reducing overall cost of care.

To begin using 98point6, download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, create a secure account, and the doctor will see you right now.

For additional information, please visit www.98point6.com.

About 98point6

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Seattle, 98point6 is pioneering a new approach to primary care. By pairing deep technology with board-certified physicians, our vision is to make primary care more accessible and affordable—leading to better health and reducing the cost of care. We meet consumers where they are by offering private, text-based diagnosis and treatment via a mobile app. For employers, 98point6 increases primary care utilization among those not actively or appropriately engaged in their health—enabling earlier medical intervention and improving employee productivity. 98point6 is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and at www.98point6.com.

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