Buoy Health partners with CVS Health for Minute Clinic access

May 10, 2018

Just over a year after Buoy Health launched its self-diagnostic platform, the Boston-based company has announced that it will partner that platform with CVS Health with the goal to direct people to use the Minute Clinic.

The company’s online platform works like a game of 20 questions: The user types in a symptom, or picks from a basic list of common ones, and the app asks detailed questions to drill down into a diagnosis.

Buoy says it has helped people figure out if they need to seek follow up treatment at urgent care, telemedicine, or primary care. But now, the platform will be able to say when a patient should go to a walk-in clinic, which CVS Minute Clinics are near a patient, and allow them to schedule an appointment at any of the 1,100 Minute Clinics nationwide.

The company has already grown substantially since launching last March. It launched branded models of the diagnostic with Steward Health Care, University Hospitals in Cleveland, and Froedtert & the Medical College in Wisconsin, which allows patients to find buoy on the health system’s sites and get follow-up care at locations within the system.

The company ended 2017 with 2.5 million visitors to the site. Andrew Le, CEO, said that every hour, Buoy is able to see 420 patients, dolling out health advice every 10 seconds.

The company has also grown from nine employees to 20 since it closed on its $6.7 million funding round in July.

Boston Business Journal has the full story

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