Dollar General and publicly traded telehealth and medical transportation company DocGo partnered to pilot mobile clinics at three of the discount retailer’s stores in Tennessee.
According to Company website, DocGo will set up its mobile clinic in Dollar General parking lots. Clinics will accommodate walk-in visits, or appointments can be booked online, by text or telephone.
Patients can receive preventive care, urgent care and chronic condition management services for diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
A big trend
In 2021, Dollar General announced its plans. Expand its healthcare offerings. and “establish itself as a health care destination.” The company appointed Dr. Albert Wu as its first Chief Medical Officer.
In July, Dollar General announced the appointment of four of its members. Healthcare Advisory Panel which will offer a strategy on how the discount retailer can expand into healthcare. These additions include Dr. Patrick Carroll, Chief Medical Officer of Vida Health. Dr. Katie Lenz, Chief Strategy and Product Officer of Personal Care Medical Associates and former Chief Clinical Officer of Aspire Health; Dr. Von Nguyen, Clinical Lead of Public and Population Health at Google; and Dr. Yolanda Hill, board-certified physician in pediatrics and adolescent medicine.
In 2021, DocGo (formerly Ambulnz) Released its plans to merge and go public. With a special purpose acquisition company, Motion Acquisition Corp.
Last week, the company announced this Partnership with Redirect Healtha platform offering on-demand, instant mobile care to New Jersey and New York residents.
Dollar General is another addition to the many retailers looking to make their way into providing care.
Earlier this month, CVS Health Led round of investment in virtual psychiatry and therapy platform. Maintenance of array behavior And, in September, announced plans to acquire a value-based healthcare platform. Indicate health. For about $8 billion.
In October, during Walgreen’s Q3 Earnings Call, the company’s CEO Rose Brewer said the pharmacy retail company plans to acquire a tech asset as it expands its ambitions in healthcare. In November, the Walgreens-backed primary care chain Village MD said he will get Summit Health. In a deal worth about $9 billion.
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