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GNC Health expands virtual healthcare services

GNC Health now offers low cost virtual health care for urgent conditions, primary care appointments, mental health, physical therapy, $0 prescription medications and more.
Sandra Levy
Senior Editor
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GNC is expanding its virtual healthcare service, GNC Health with membership plans for individuals and families with three tiersBasic, Plus and Premierbecoming a nationwide service that makes proactive wellness more accessible and helps consumers Live Well.

With Americans facing more and more obstacles to accessing affordable health care, families are seeking budget-friendly and convenient supplemental healthcare solutions, the company said, noting that according to recent data from PYMNTS, 74% of Millennials and 56% of Gen Z patients canceled a healthcare appointment after receiving a cost estimate that was higher than they could afford. 

With a GNC Health membership, individuals and families can schedule free and convenient virtual medical appointments from the comfort of their own homes with board-certified doctors for many common health conditions at no additional cost. In addition to free shipping, 400+ eligible prescription medications are also included at a $0 copay, plus up to 80% discount on thousands of other medications at retail pharmacies nationwide.

"We envision GNC Health as a way to broaden our consumer reach and bring people meaningful health and wellness solutions because everyone deserves the opportunity to Live Well," said Allison Bentley, senior director of strategic programs at GNC Health. "With GNC Health, we're supporting our consumers' health and wellness journeys while keeping our core brand relevant and top-of-mind."

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GNC Health supports a wide range of treatment and care needs such as, allergies and asthma, sexual health, skin conditions, cold and flu, physical therapy, mental health therapy and more.

Here's what customers can expect from each tier:

Basic – GNC Health Basic is an individual membership plan at $34.99 a year that provides unlimited access nationwide, including:

  • Free Virtual Urgent Care
  • Free Virtual Lifestyle Care
  • 100+ $0 prescription medications

Plus – GNC Health Plus is a monthly subscription that includes all the services within the Basic plan, unlimited access nationwide to free Virtual Primary Care and 400+ $0 medications at $9.99 a month for individuals and $29.99 a month for families. Plan includes:

  • Free Virtual Urgent Care
  • Free Virtual Lifestyle Care
  • 400+ $0 prescription medications
  • Free Virtual Primary Care
  • Family Access to up to 6 immediate family members in the same household

Premier – GNC Health Premier plan includes all the services within the Basic & Plus plan and free Virtual Mental Health Care and free Virtual Physical Therapy care for $39.99 a month for individuals and $59.99 a month for families. Plan includes:

  • Free Virtual Urgent Care
  • Free Virtual Lifestyle Care
  • 400+ $0 prescription medications
  • Free Virtual Primary Care
  • Family Access to up to 6 immediate family members in the same household
  • Free Virtual Mental Health Care
  • Free Virtual Physical Therapy Care

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Customers who enrolled in GNC Health under GNC PRO Access will continue to receive the Basic membership plan offerings, as well as have the option to upgrade to a higher tier. 

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