UCSF Health Affiliate Circle Medical Expands Primary Care Telemedicine Service

Circle Medical, a tech-driven primary care practice based in San Francisco, has expanded its primary care telemedicine service nationwide, the company said.

Covering 27 states representing 67% of the US population, and in-network with most insurance plans, Circle Medical has by far the largest primary care telemedicine footprint in the country.

Previously, telemedicine providers have tended to focus on urgent care issues. With telemedicine for primary care, patients can now establish a relationship with a primary care provider who can manage their preventive care, chronic conditions, medications, lab orders and referrals.

Circle Medical connects primary care providers with patients over video. Patients pay just their regular copay with most insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Health Net, Humana, Medicare and UnitedHealthcare. There are no membership or other fees, and many insurance companies are currently waiving copays completely for telemedicine.

Patients can continue seeing the same provider via video using Circle Medical´s HIPAA-compliant mobile app, which also coordinates care with labs, pharmacies and specialists located close to where they live.

Circle Medical is a rapidly growing full-Stack primary care practice that builds technology to make quality, delightful primary care accessible at scale. Circle Medical is affiliated with UCSF and backed by Y Combinator, A.Capital and Collaborative Fund. The practice is in network with all PPO and most HMO insurance plans without charging membership or additional fees. New patients can book online at http://circlemedical.com/