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Whole-person virtual care provider Teladoc Health today announced a first-of-its-kind Amazon Alexa experience with the launch of voice-activated virtual GP on supported Echo devices.

US customers can now connect to a Teladoc provider 24/7 from supported Echo devices for general medical use.

One-of-a-kind Alexa experience provides hands-free access to general home medical care

To get started, customers can say "Alexa, I want to talk to a doctor" to their supported Echo device to be connected to the Teladoc call center. Customers then receive a reminder on their Echo devices from a Teladoc physician for virtual visits related to non-emergency healthcare needs, such as: B. Having cold, flu or allergy symptoms. The cost per visit can be as low as $0 per visit with insurance or $75 without insurance. "We are thrilled to partner with Teladoc Health to provide our customers with a simple, hands-free way to connect with a doctor," said Debra Chrapaty, vice president and COO of Amazon Alexa. "Whether they're caring for their sick child in the middle of the night or want to see a doctor about allergy symptoms during the day between meetings, we hope this experience helps clients find the help they need in the comfort of their own home."