Amazon takes its telehealth offering nationwide

Amazon will make its Care telehealth and in-person healthcare services available nationwide by the end of the year, heating competition in a market expected to reach $225 billion by 2030.

The tech giant made Care telehealth visits available everywhere in the U.S. this week and planned to expand in-person health services from eight to more than 28 cities this year. The expansion significantly broadens Care’s potential customer base in a telehealth market expected to grow 18% annually to $225 billion in eight years, according to Precedence Research.

Amazon Care provides virtual doctor visits and can send nurses to patients’ homes for procedures like blood draws. Amazon launched the service in Seattle in 2019 for its employees. Since then, the company has offered Care to employers in Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Va.

This year, Amazon plans to bring in-person care to San Francisco, Miami, Chicago and New York. The company did not provide a list of all the new cities.