First Choice Health expands access with innovative, on-demand virtual care solution from 98point6
First Choice Health (FCH), a leading provider-owned healthcare administrator in the Northwest, has announced the integration of 98point6, an on-demand primary care service that conveniently delivers personalized consultation, diagnosis and treatment to patients. The virtual platform provides FCH's self-funded employer customers with unparalleled access to immediate, high-quality care, allowing the company to meet members exactly where they are.
FCH's offering of 98point6's solution comes as the Seattle-based company continues to drive forward high-touch solutions focused on accessibility and convenience. Aligned with the broader demand from consumers for innovative health and behavioral care solutions, the text and chat-based 98point6 platform offers a unique experience for members that want a virtual visit.
"Like 98point6, First Choice Health is focused on expanding access of quality medical care, from helping those who are the hardest to reach due to their location or schedules and delivering earlier medical interventions that reduce costs and increase employee satisfaction," First Choice Health CEO and President Jaja Okigwe said. "First Choice Health employees self-tested the 98point6 platform over this past year and we're confident that with its on-demand primary care services, we can help our members easily access quality care."
"98point6 is deeply committed to delivering quality care that meets the on-demand needs of individuals today," said Robbie Cape, CEO and co-founder of 98point6. "We're excited to have a regional partner in First Choice Health that shares our foundational belief that increasing access to care leads to better health and long-term well-being."
First Choice Health's announcement follows the launch of another innovative telehealth technology that is improving behavioral health access in the workplace for the more than 600 FCH clients using its standalone Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The embedded service is offered through online counseling partner BetterHelp, connecting FCH EAP clients to the world's largest online behavioral health network.
FCH represents the largest independent preferred provider network across eight states (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota), with more than 110,000 providers, 2,400 facilities and 362 hospitals in the network. Learn more about First Choice Health and its offerings at www.fchn.com.
Access to 98point6 for First Choice Health members begins January 1, 2020.