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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) said it launched a virtual health service called Amazon Clinic for common ailments.

Amazon Clinic is a message-based virtual care service that connects customers with affordable virtual care options for more 20 common health problems, such as allergies, acne and hair loss, according to the company.

The service will initially be available in 32 states.

The platform will allow customers to choose from a network of telehealth providers. After the message consultation, the clinician will send a treatment plan through the portal, including any necessary prescriptions to the client’s preferred pharmacy, the company added.

Amazon, however, noted that virtual care is not suitable for all conditions, and if so, the platform will notify the customer in advance, before they connect with a provider.

Amazon Clinic does not yet accept insurance, but if a prescription is part of the treatment, its customers can select any pharmacy to fill it, the company noted.

In July, Amazon made further healthcare inroads when it announced the acquisition of One Medical (ONEM), an operator of a membership-based primary care platform for nearly $3.9 billion. .

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