Now in Aisle E(commerce) – get your one-year membership to One Medical for $149.
Today and tomorrow are Amazon Prime Days, 2023 style, when you can fetch bargains on lots of electronics (esp. deeply-discounted Amazon-branded devices), sporting goods, kitchen gear, pet supplies, and even groceries (saving with Amazon Fresh getting $20 off $100+ orders on Prime Day).
And among a vast menu of health, medical, and well-being offerings from collagen to gym equipment and blood pressure monitors is that One Medical membership good for a year of services.
“On-demand virtual care services, like 24/7 video chat and easy in-app messaging, are included in the membership at no extra cost. For other services, such as appointments and labs, One Medical accepts health plans from most insurance carriers as well as Medicare,” the pre-reveal explained, a snippet of that site shown here.
Amazon unveiled the offer on July 6 in a preview of “two days of epic deals.” On Prime Days 11th and 12th July, you add the promo code “OMPRIME” upon checking out and you’ll get a $55 discount.
$144 was also the deal Amazon first extended for a year’s introductory offer in February 2023 once the company’s acquisition of One Medical was completed.
That offer covered access to the One Medical on-demand and asynchronous virtual care (telehealth) services via the One Medical app enabling 24/7/365 on-demand video chats with licensed clinicians. In addition, the coverage provided “Treat Me Now” assessments for common ailments, prescription renewals, and reminders for follow-ups and referrals.
Look for other health-related deals, too; for example, Amazon’s announcement served up “[savings] up to 40% on Peloton Bike, Bike+, Guide, accessories, and select apparel.” Amazon began to sell a line of Peloton stuff last August: here’s a link to Amazon’s Peloton page for your future reference. Here’s a snapshot of what’s gone live for Peloton’s Amazon Prime 2023 equipment.
Health Populi’s Hot Points: Amazon’s One Medical offer is part of the growing retail health on-ramps for health consumers who want to access new models and digital front doors to health care. In this case, it’s about virtual primary care that’s convenient and relatively inexpensive.
Amazon has many work-flows, services and products in its evolving portfolio of health care offerings, including PillPack and prescription drugs (such as RxPass for generic medicines), private labeled vitamins and supplements, the Amazon Clinic telehealth platform, and the growing AWS, the company’s cloud that many health care providers and life science companies leverage….among many other parts of Amazon’s health/care footprint.
We’ll pay close attention to any reports that emerge about One Medical membership growth starting July 13th….in the meantime, these days beyond the Prime Ones, it’s never a dull moment in the ever-morphing retail health landscape.