Walgreen is testing a new telemedicine service that lets patients see a doctor without leaving home or even visiting any of the drugstore chain's clinics.
The Deerfield, Illinois, company says patients in California or Michigan can contact a physician around the clock through Walgreen's mobile application for smartphones or tablet computers.
The visits cost $49, and doctors can diagnose and treat conditions like pink eye that don't require a physical exam. They also can write prescriptions.
Walgreen is the nation's biggest drugstore chain, with more than 8,200 locations.
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Walgreen and other drugstore chains have been increasing their health care offerings. Walgreen runs 420 in-store clinics, and company officials say they believe the app will help build brand loyalty.
Health insurers like Anthem and hospital groups also offer virtual doctor visits.