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Virtual Health Platform, PlushCare, And Online Healthcare Marketplace, Zocdoc, Increase Patients' Access To Telemedicine

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Zocdoc, the digital health marketplace used by millions of patients to find healthcare providers and book appointments online, and PlushCare, a health platform that enables patients to book virtual doctor's appointments and receive treatment, are helping patients nationwide access virtual healthcare using PlushCare via the Zocdoc platform. 

In light of the recent spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), both PlushCare and Zocdoc came together to support patients with even more digital care solutions during this time. As public health officials urge patients to follow proper social distancing measures, the two companies are working to ensure patients all across the country can continue to get the care they need by consulting with doctors virtually. 

"As we all know, coronavirus has affected almost every country in the world. During this trying time as we all prepare to combat the disease, our focus remains on our patients and providing them with solutions that can help in situations like CONVID-19. We've collaborated with Zocdoc to help meet the demands and needs of patients at this time and are offering access to doctors virtually now via Zocdoc" said PlushCare CEO and Cofounder Ryan McQuaid.

"In response to COVID-19, we are dramatically accelerating our plans to support digital care experiences," said Oliver Kharraz, M.D., Zocdoc founder and CEO. "By quickly teaming up with PlushCare, Zocdoc now facilitates video visits for patients across all 50 states, helping empower them to access important, in-network primary care services without leaving home." 

PlushCare is a virtual health platform offering affordable primary care medical services to patients in all 50 U.S. states. Having conducted over 225,000 patient visits and diagnosed over 3,500 medical conditions, PlushCare is changing the medical landscape and offering affordable and accessible healthcare to all.   PlushCare is In-network with most major insurance providers throughout the U.S. and the average patient costs are similar to your standard co-pay. 

For more information on PlushCare or Zocdoc, please visit Plushcare.com or Zocdoc.com. 

About PlushCare:
PlushCare is a virtual health platform that offers primary healthcare and virtual doctor's visits to patients in all 50 U.S. states. With over 225,000 patient visits and counting, patients are connected to physicians from the top 50 medical institutions in the country via desktop or mobile devices. PlushCare accepts most major insurance plans, and patients have access to quality primary care consultations and can get diagnosed, treated, prescribed medication or have lab testing. The PlushCare platform for virtual health provides a unique combination of doctors, on-demand lab testing, affordable pricing, and same-day appointments with the patient's choice of provider. Treating over 3,500 medical conditions, PlushCare strives to make patient's healthcare experience with doctors stress-free and is available on the PlushCare mobile app for iOS and Android or via PlushCare.com

PlushCare's two founders, Dr. James Wantuck and Ryan McQuaid, met through a mutual friend and realized that they shared similar frustrations within the healthcare industry. At this time, Ryan was also battling an autoimmune disease and Dr. Wantuck became instrumental in virtually connecting Ryan with several medical specialists from around the country. The success that both Ryan and Dr. Wantuck experienced with these virtual doctor's appointments sparked the idea for PlushCare.

About Zocdoc:
Zocdoc is the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience. Each month, millions of patients use Zocdoc.com or our iOS and Android apps to find in-network neighborhood doctors, instantly book appointments online, see what other real patients have to say, get reminders for upcoming appointments and preventive checkups, fill out their paperwork online, and more. With a mission to give power to the patient, Zocdoc's online marketplace delivers the accessible and simple experience patients expect and deserve.

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