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By Dave Muoio 04:15 pm April 7, 2020
Text-based primary care startup 98point6 has announced the close of a $43 million Series D funding round alongside new service expansions intended to address coronavirus-driven demand. The company did not name any of its investors in its release. WHAT THEY DO 98point6 provides on-demand primary care services for consumers and health plans that can be accessed through the company's mobile app. The...
By Dave Muoio 02:31 pm September 13, 2019
Fall has arrived, and with it comes the annual migration of millions of young adults leaving their homes for the promises of higher learning. For a substantial portion of these students, the trek means a transition from their family’s usual healthcare provider to their campus’s health services or other nearby sources for care — a gap that telehealth vendors are eager to fill. “These students are...
By Dave Muoio 02:30 pm April 16, 2019
Text-based primary care platform 98point6 will be providing 24-7 access to Arizona-based health plan Banner|Aetna’s members thanks to a new deal between the two groups. The deployment will begin handling consultations, assessments, prescriptions and lab test orders in July of this year. “With 98point6, we are pioneering a new approach to primary care that will further differentiate Banner|Aetna...
By Dave Muoio 12:07 am October 31, 2018
98point6 — a Seattle-based startup that offers an on-demand, texting-based primary care service for consumers and plans — announced this morning that it has closed $50 million in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total backing to $86.1 million. The round was led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, with additional support from the company’s prior backers. Robbie Cape,...
By Dave Muoio 03:31 pm May 1, 2018
Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service. “There are far too many people that aren’t getting the primary care they need, and that’s a problem. Our mission is to make primary care...
By Jonah Comstock 03:53 pm September 19, 2017
Correction: This article has been updated and corrected based on comments from 98point6. Chat-based telemedicine company 98point6 has raised $19.5 million in third-round funding. The round comes from undisclosed private investors and brings the company's total funding to $35 million, according to the company.  The company offers an app that lets users chat with a board-certified physician. All...