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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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:
- Allergies (seasonal)
- Colds & coughs
- Ear aches
- Minor injuries
- Sinus infections
- Skin conditions
- Sore throats
- Stomach upsets
- Women's services like UTIs & yeast infections
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.