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Chat with a live doctor using CVS pharmacy's digital doctor service

Posted: 8:51 AM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 14:56:36Z

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.

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
  • Flu
  • 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