PENNSYLVANIA – August 23, 2016 – Value Drug Company, a Pennsylvania-based wholesale distributor, has entered into an agreement with Boston-based American Well, a leading national telehealth technology and services company, to provide telemedicine services 24/7/365 to more than 600 independent pharmacies and their customers.
This collaboration represents an unprecedented use of telemedicine services to address the shortage of medical professionals in rural and underserved areas. Patients will be able to access medical care, behavioral health therapists and registered dieticians within minutes from the comfort of their own home by going to www.ValueHealth.Amwell.com, or by visiting one of the Value Health Centers inside participating pharmacies.
“Telehealth in the pharmacy setting is a great opportunity to provide consumers with access to care in a way that fits into their busy lives, creating a more comprehensive pharmacy experience,” said Danielle Russella, President, Client Solutions, American Well. “We applaud Value Drug for their vision of delivering telehealth to their pharmacy partners. Pharmacy services that include care – in the home or in the store – bring us to a new level of care delivery.”
Healthcare has changed over the past few years and traditional medical care is more challenging to obtain with the increase in visit requests and limited physician availability. Telemedicine provides a proven alternative when traditional medical visits are not readily available.
“We are pleased to be offering these cutting-edge services to our members,” said Greg Drew, President of Value Drug Company. “The independent pharmacies are the perfect location for telemedicine services with the availability of clinicians, prescription medications, over-the-counter products and medical supplies that may be prescribed during the visit.”
All medical visits are with board certified, U.S.-trained physicians.
About Value Drug Company
Value Drug Company (VDC), based in Duncansville, PA, is a full-line wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals and health-related products servicing retail, long term care, specialty pharmacy and 340B covered entities. Owned by its members, Value brings the strength of the cooperative concept to fuel its success. VDC has been facilitating the success of independent community pharmacy, allowing for optimum patient care in the community and long term care environments for over 80 years. Value Specialty Pharmacy is a full service, URAC accredited Specialty Pharmacy located in Duncansville, PA. Public relations contact: Kathy Kilgore, Director of Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-252-3786 ext. 115.
About American Well
American Well transforms healthcare delivery through telehealth. We make online doctor visits accessible to everyone for one-off care issues like colds or infections, and chronic condition management, such as diabetes or depression. We deliver healthcare into people’s homes and workplaces through our work with top health plans, health systems and employers, as well as our telehealth app, Amwell. A patient using Amwell can connect to a board-certified doctor of their choosing in just minutes for a visit carried out over smartphone, tablet, kiosk, phone, or desktop.
American Well and Amwell are registered trademarks or trademarks of American Well Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. For more information on our services, visit www.americanwell.com. To download Amwell and have a doctor visit now, visit www.amwell.com.