Amazon isn’t the only US tech giant aiming to upend health care. Apple is now planning to launch its own independent medical clinics called AC Wellness, which will be “dedicated to delivering compassionate, effective healthcare” to its employees.
The iPhone maker is planning to open AC Wellness this spring in Santa Clara County, Calif., where it’s headquartered, according to a new website for the initiative.
“AC Wellness Network believes that having trusting, accessible relationships with our patients, enabled by technology, promotes high-quality care and a unique patient experience,” Apple wrote on its AC Wellness website. “The centers offer a unique concierge-like healthcare experience for employees and their dependents.”
As it prepares to launch the new centers, Apple has a number of positions to fill. The company is seeking primary and acute care physicians, a nurse practitioner, nurse coordinator, clinical exercise coach, and medical professionals for several other roles.
CNBC reports that Apple will initially launch two AC Wellness clinics to serve its Santa Clara County employees. One of them will be located at the company’s futuristic-looking new campus, known as Apple Park, the job listings note. That should be convenient for any employees who injure themselves by accidentally walking into the glass walls there.
News of Apple’s new health care effort comes after Amazon late last month teamed with Warren Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway and financial services giant JPMorgan Chase to form a new, not-for-profit organization aimed at serving the health care needs of their US-based employees. The organization will focus on creating “technology solutions that will provide US employees and their families with simplified, high-quality, and transparent health care at a reasonable cost.”