As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, traditional doctor visits were largely replaced by virtual visits for patients who needed to receive non-emergency care. The uprooting of the traditional health landscape brought about challenges but also innovation as health care providers looked to telehealth or telecare as the way of the future in medicine.

One of the companies birthed out of health care needs due to the pandemic is Jetdoc, a digital health care platform that connects patients with a licensed health care professional in minutes through its free app.

The company said the app “couldn’t have launched at a more critical moment — with more than 12 million Americans having lost their health insurance due to job losses related to COVID-19.”

“The impact has been greatest on Americans that are people of color, who statistically face steeper barriers to gaining access to affordable and reliable health care,” the company said in a statement.

To combat the barriers, Jetdoc has teamed with rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross to attract users in the most vulnerable communities.

Ross will appear in creative campaigns, digital and television ads designed to educate and inform consumers of this new offering in health care.

“As an active artist and businessman, I often don’t have time to see a doctor. I’d make excuses and prioritize my health care second to my hustle,” the rapper said. “Jetdoc is a convenient and affordable alternative to going into a doctor’s office. To me, it’s really the future of health care. I wanted to be a part of empowering people to take control of their health regardless of their circumstances. Jetdoc puts the power of managing our health into our own hands.”

Jetdoc says it provides affordable virtual health care with instant access to telehealth sessions with board-certified doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Priced at $20 for a one-time virtual urgent care visit or a $10 unlimited monthly membership, Jetdoc asserts that it fits into every budget — giving millions affordable and convenient access to health care.

In addition, Jetdoc members also receive a free DiscountRx Card for up to 85% off retail prices for prescription medication at most major retailer pharmacies.

Jetdoc founder and CEO Tommy Duncan, a health care industry veteran, said the partnership is setting the new standard for the virtual doctor visit — one that provides simple, reliable, and private care at the speed and ease the modern world demands.

“Health care isn’t just a passion for me, it’s a must,” Duncan said. “I had a stroke when I was 30 and despite working in the industry, I still had difficulty in getting proper care. So with Jetdoc, we created a tool that empowers everyone to take control and affordably manage their own health care.

“Adding Rick Ross to the team made perfect sense because he immediately understood our mission and he embodies the spirit of both ownership in both health and business,” he said.

The Jetdoc app is now servicing patients in Florida with additional states to launch at the beginning of 2021. Users can sign up at jetdoc.com.

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Sarafina Wright –Washington Informer Staff Writer

Sarafina Wright is a staff writer at the Washington Informer where she covers business, community events, education, health and politics. She also serves as the editor-in-chief of the WI Bridge, the Informer’s...

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