Walmart and RB Health started offering free access to Doctor-on-Demand to some of its customers. In a recent announcement, the parties emphasized their commitment to provide unprecedented access to low-cost high-quality healthcare. Customers who purchase Mucinex®, Delsym®, Airborne® or Digestive Advantage® at Walmart stores now receive a voucher for a no-cost telehealth medical consultation with a Doctor-On-Demand physician.
Inaccessibility to proper medical care prompted the parties to spread mHealth services to wide population. For example, the announcement cited a study showing that:
“It takes an average of 18 days to schedule an appointment with a doctor
It can take up to three hours from the time patients leave for an appointment to receive treatment and get back to your destination.”
The partnership is projected to change how the healthcare is delivered empowering patients to take matters in their own hands. Through Doctor-on-Demand patients can “see” a physician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a typical wait time of five minutes.