Akos MD Reduces Fee for Telemedicine Services Enabling More Affordable Access for Everyone
By Holly Harmon -
Friday Apr 03, 2020
The recent stay-at-home order issued for Arizona makes it more imperative for residents to limit contact. With these guidelines, those needing routine medical care or authorization for a prescription refill may be uncertain what course of action to take. This is especially concerning for those without a primary care physician or health insurance. Allowing all patients to get the treatment they need, while limiting exposure, Akos offers affordable, virtual healthcare with board certified providers. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Akos has made their telemedicine app and virtual Med Clinics even more accessible with a reduced rate.
Through the end of June, Akos is reducing its fee to $49 per visit for self pay patients. Also, if a patient uses the telemedicine app, and their physician refers them to an Akos Med Clinic for further diagnostics, the patient won’t be charged an additional clinic fee. Akos accepts most commercial insurance plans; however, a health insurance plan or a membership commitment is not required.
Eliminating the need for an in-person doctor visit, Akos’ telemedicine options give patients with non-emergency medical needs a safer alternative to visiting a crowded medical facility. Help is just a video chat away through a home care app, called Akos. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, patients can connect with a board certified healthcare provider while staying in the safety of their home.
Additionally, Akos offers a service no other telemedicine company can offer. For those needing more thorough medical diagnostics, Akos has 12 AI-powered Med Clinics inside Safeway stores throughout the state. The visits are comprehensive, but brief and allow patients to be in a room with just a medical assistant and a kiosk, limiting exposure to others. Patients are guided via augmented reality to data, such as weight, temperature, blood pressure, and heart and lung sounds and other vitals to form a diagnostic impression.