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How Amazon Plans to Expand Into Mental Health Services With On-Demand Therapists + More

• By The Defender Staff

Insider reported:

Insider has learned Amazon is planning to add mental health services to its portfolio — so one day you may not only have an Amazon robot cleaning your house, an Amazon doctor providing care and an Amazon store to pick out your clothes, but you could also have an Amazon therapist.

Amazon's primary-care service, Amazon Care, plans to add behavioral health support to its growing list of medical offerings and is planning to partner with mental healthcare provider Ginger.

The service, which hasn't been launched yet, will provide Amazon Care users on-demand access to mental health experts, such as licensed therapists or psychiatrists.

Amazon has been doubling down on its healthcare business. Just last month, the company announced plans to acquire One Medical for $3.9 billion.

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