BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Sam’s Club is offering its members a special deal on a service by 98point6 that offers virtual doctor visits via a text-based app, the company said Tuesday.
Sam’s Club members with either a Club or a Plus membership can purchase a quarterly subscription at a lower members-only introductory fee of just $20 for the first 3 months per participant, compared to 98point6’s regular sign-up fee of $30 per participant.
The subscription includes visits for just $1, with unlimited use, and access to U.S. board-certified doctors 24 hours a day and seven days a week. After the first three months, members will pay $33.50 every three months per participant. Members can sign up for the subscription on SamsClub.com.
Another unique benefit to Sam’s Club members is the ability to purchase quarterly subscriptions instead of just having a yearly option provided by 98point6. Members will also have access to pediatric care for additional subscribed family members ages 1 and over through the 98point6 app.
“Offering access to telemedicine was on our roadmap in the pre-COVID world, but the current environment expedited the need for this service to be easily accessible, readily available and most of all, affordable,” said John McDowell, vice president, Pharmacy Operations and Divisional Merchandise, Sam’s Club. “Through providing access to the 98point6 app in a pilot, we quickly realized that our members were eager to have mobile telehealth options and we wanted to provide this healthcare solution to all of our members as a standalone option.”
The subscription to the 98point6 app provides access to physicians to diagnose and treat more than 400 common conditions like rash, cough and cold, flu-like symptoms and seasonal allergies, as well as provide care, guidance, and monitoring of chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, heart disease, depression, and anxiety. Sam’s Club members using the 98point6 app can also get necessary prescriptions or labs ordered.
The new subscription offering through 98point6 is a strategic addition to many other high-quality services at a value from Sam’s Club. The subscription is not health insurance and members can learn more about terms and conditions by visiting SamsClub.com. Members-only savings on prescriptions including pet medications, access to low-cost optical and hearing aid services and immunizations are just a few of the health and wellness services available at the club.