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Sesame, a Direct-to-Patient Platform, Expands Video Doctor Visits to Houston, Texas

·3 min read

The company announces its video appointment expansion to the Greater Houston Region to address the telemedicine needs of patients and independent practices across all specialties during COVID-19

Sesame, a direct-to-patient healthcare company, today announces its expansion of affordable video appointments in Houston, Texas. After successfully launching in-person services for Houston residents in September 2020, Sesame is expanding its affordable telehealth offerings to address the needs of patients and independent practices across all specialties during COVID-19.

Patients are able to book appointments with a wide range of trusted healthcare providers in their area, including primary care doctors, dentists and dermatologists, as well as those who specialize in mental & behavioral health, pain management and general wellness & prevention. The average price of video appointments on Sesame range from $29 - $68.

Regardless of whether a patient is uninsured or has health insurance, Sesame’s mission is to ensure that quality health care is accessible and affordable to all Americans who need it. Each vetted doctor on Sesame's marketplace lists their own prices, which cuts out the middlemen that drive up costs of traditional healthcare. Sesame passes those lower prices directly to patients - saving them 60% on average. By offering costs upfront, Sesame also removes the hidden fees, unexplained charges, and surprise bills from third parties that make seeking care intimidating and unaffordable.

"At a time when millions of Americans have lost their employer-provided insurance and are looking for affordable healthcare options, we are excited to expand our telemedicine offerings to the Houston region -- an area that has performed very well for us since our launch there this fall," said David Goldhill, Co-Founder and CEO of Sesame. "With Sesame, patients have a straightforward way to gain access to video care for everything, from a prescription refill, a video COVID-19 screening or mental health consultation, at more affordable prices than they can find anywhere else."

With rising COVID-19 cases and a complicated vaccine rollout, affordable telehealth is crucial in providing patients with the specialized or routine care they need. Through Sesame, Houston residents can easily search for specialized providers in their area, book and pay for that service, and have their video appointment safely and conveniently from their own home. Since Sesame’s video appointment technology is HIPAA-compliant, it is able to provide the tools needed to integrate with existing healthcare systems.

ABOUT SESAME

Sesame is a direct-to-patient healthcare company making quality care more accessible, affordable, and transparent. By offering a platform that connects providers and patients directly, separate from health insurance, Sesame removes the middlemen that drive up costs of the healthcare system. Sesame passes those savings onto patients saving up to 60% on average. Sesame is now available with in-person services in select cities and video appointments nationwide in cities like Houston to increase access to quality health care for millions of Americans. For more info, visit https://sesamecare.com/.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210202005326/en/

Contacts

Moxie Communications Group
Maria Kennedy, 774.278.0829
sesame@moxiegrouppr.com