In a move that increases access to convenient, and affordable healthcare throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, Apricus Health launched today as a healthcare company committed to improving patient outcomes and optimizing value-based care. Created by Arizona doctors, Apricus Health provides access to 24-hour-a-day, healthcare services that enable patients to choose when and how they receive treatment. Offering both traditional in-person and telemedicine options, Apricus Health delivers on its brand promise of “Care Your Way.”
“Apricus was founded to promote greater access to healthcare in our local communities,” said Dr. Kishlay Anand, CEO and co-founder of Apricus Health. “With 15% of the U.S. population unable to receive care due to rising health care costs, Apricus offers affordable alternatives that benefit both patients and providers. Not only are we devoted to improving the way health care is delivered, Apricus is mitigating critical primary care shortages through modern technology. We’re bringing personalized care straight to patients in the environment most convenient for them.”
At no cost for enrollment or membership, each member of Apricus Health receives:
- A personalized care navigator to help meet financial and social needs. This includes making appointments, getting pharmacy refills and arranging home visits.
- Access to over a dozen popular prescriptions at no charge
- Free home delivery of medications
- Incentive programs for earning quarterly pharmacy discount cards
- 24/7 access to telemedicine providers who have patient medical records
- Home monitoring for members with chronic diseases
Apricus has established a health network comprised of Arizona’s leading primary care and specialty healthcare providers, 24/7 Urgent Care Centers and Med Clinics with telemedicine technology located in many Valley Safeway stores. Health outcomes are improved by shifting the focus from reactive, episodic care to a continuous care relationship focused on preventive and chronic care. Apricus is continuing to expand, having recently added nine new provider groups in 29 locations across Maricopa and Pinal County.
“Each patient has unique needs, whether it’s simply access to a wellness program or treatment for a chronic condition such as diabetes,” said Dr. Merle Turner, a respected and trusted Arizona physician. “I’m proud to be a part of the Apricus Health Network focused on delivering quality healthcare at the right place and time, no matter where a patient might be in their healthcare journey.”
Apricus Health has also opened a Maricopa County helpline to assist qualified seniors seeking to enroll in Medicare or make changes to their existing plans. Members of the community can get their questions answered by calling 602.357.CARE (2273).
Created by Arizona physicians, Apricus Health is a healthcare company providing members a direct one-on-one relationship with healthcare providers and care navigators who are accessible from any location to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions. Through robust technology, 24/7 care management and near real time analytics, Apricus Health is changing the care delivery model, helping physicians who work in Value-Based Care environments improve care outcomes while reducing health costs.