CHICAGO, IL - MAY 05: A sign marks the location of a new CVS pharmacy May 5, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. CVS posted nearly a 25 percent rise in first quarter profit from a year ago, driven by an increase in generic drug sales and lower losses from theft. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
TUCSON, Ariz. - Here's something for those that may be a little afraid of going to the doctor.
CVS has launched a nationwide virtual service to treat easy-to-diagnose medical issues within its smartphone app.
Consider it a "digital doctor" service.
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News | CVS Health’s MinuteClinic Introduces New Virtual Care Offering https://t.co/8jave5ITgr
The new service is in its smartphone app and lets people get a diagnosis here in Arizona and a few other selected states.
Here's some examples of symptoms covered with the virtual care:
An actual doctor will pop up on your smartphone, just as if you were video chatting someone, and will be available at all hours every day in a partnership with virtual care company Teladoc.
To get the app and start your virtual diagnosis, head over to CVS.com.