Amazon has plans to open its own health clinics for Seattle employees
- Amazon is looking to build out clinics for its employees, people familiar with the matter say.
- The company is starting small with a pilot, but is looking to expand the effort early next year.
- Primary care is an area of focus for Atul Gawande, the new CEO of the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase health-care joint venture.
Amazon’s ambitious plan to bring down the costs of health care is getting an early test in a familiar place: its Seattle headquarters.
The company is in internal discussions to open primary care clinics at its main office, according to two people familiar with the matter. The early plan is to hire a small number of doctors to start a pilot clinic later this year for a select group of employees and then expand it to more workers in early 2019, said the people, who asked not to be named because the plans are confidential.
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