Castlight, Doctor on Demand team up to combine price transparency and telemedicine

Castlight Health has teamed up with San Francisco-based startup Doctor on Demand, in a partnership that blends two of healthcare’s biggest trends – pricing transparency and telemedicine. Castlight will now offer Doctor on Demand‘s video visits with board-certified physicians through its healthcare cloud, giving Doctor on Demand access to more than 130 companies that have […]

Castlight Health has teamed up with San Francisco-based startup Doctor on Demand, in a partnership that blends two of healthcare’s biggest trends – pricing transparency and telemedicine.

Castlight will now offer Doctor on Demand‘s video visits with board-certified physicians through its healthcare cloud, giving Doctor on Demand access to more than 130 companies that have adopted Castlight’s software. In turn, Castlight seemingly scores by getting access to Doctor on Demand’s employer base, which stretches across 46 states.

Doctor on Demand is seeking to capitalize on employer interest in telemedicine offered to employees looking to curb health plan costs, charging $40 for each video visit, which are increasingly being offered through employer health plans, according to the company. The visits are used to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions “when clinically appropriate,” for more routine elements of primary care.

The partnership will work as such: for employees whose company offers Doctor On Demand within the Castlight platform, an alert will appear in Castlight when a search is conducted in Castlight for a relevant medical service, such as a suspected flu or upper respiratory infection. The alert prompts the individual to opt for a video visit and provides an immediate click through to access the Doctor On Demand service.

“Both Castlight and Doctor On Demand help employers significantly reduce healthcare costs,” said Adam Jackson, co-founder and CEO of Doctor On Demand.

Doctor on Demand was founded in 2012 and has since raised $24 million.