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Coborn’s and Bonum Health ink telemedicine deal

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TAMPA — TRxADE Health announced Wednesday that Bonum Health, a digital health care business subsidiary, has signed a Telemedicine Service Distribution agreement with regional grocery chain Coborn’s Inc.

Coborn’s has over 120 food and pharmacy grocery stores across the Midwest including Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and North and South Dakota.

According to the agreement, Bonum Health will provide affordable tele-medicine and prescription discount savings to patients and consumers of all Coborn’s retail stores (Cash-Wise Foods; Marketplace Foods, Tadych’s and Hornbacher’s, Little Duke’s, and Holiday Stores) and their pharmacies. Bonum Health will open access to its signature mobile health services application and prescriber program, staffed by over 600 board-certified medical providers. The partnership will also provide Coborn’s patients whose pharmacies are predominately across Minnesota, direct access to cash discounts on medical encounters and prescription discount savings directly through the Bonum Health mobile application found on google play and apple stores.

According to a March 2021 report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), an estimated approximately 4.6% of Minnesota residents lacked health insurance coverage in 2020 and 1 in 4 Minnesotans reported having to delay or go without needed health care due to cost in 2019, up from approximately 1 in 5 in 2017.

“Our strategic partnership with Bonum Health provides a fully integrated, deeply discounted, affordable and a patient-ready digital healthcare solution,” said Chad Nellis, director of pharmacy for Coborn’s, adding, “Bonum Health will help us deliver our uninsured and underinsured consumer an opportunity to receive a ‘new’ and ‘unique’ mobile health care experience that is cost-effective and easy-to-access. Bonum’s updated telemedicine platform, EMR, which offers an ePrescribe option for its medical providers, along with a combined prescription savings program, is an essential health care tool and digital healthcare vehicle that we believe can help Coborn’s achieve its long-term health and wellness objective.”

Ashton Maaraba, president of Bonum Health, noted, “Coborn’s is a premium name in the markets they serve. We value their trust and are ecstatic to serve Coborn’s patients across each market they serve. We would like to thank the entire Coborn’s leadership and pharmacy management teams for making this partnership happen.”


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