Rapper Rick Ross is jumping into the healthcare business through a new deal with a healthcare provider called Jetdoc in a new strategic partnership. The Grammy-nominated rapper has been tapped as an advisor, investor and spokesperson for digital telehealth startup, according to a press release Monday (November 30). Ross will be appearing in new digital and television ads to educate consumers about Jetdoc’s new platform. Jetdoc’s platform allows users to set up a virtual doctor appointment with speed and ease at a fraction of the cost of a traditional visit to preventive and urgent care healthcare professionals.
Ross has experienced numerous health scares including sleep deprivation and seizures, which culminated in his 2018 hospitalization. “I damn near lost my life on two or three different occasions, so to me staying alive is more important,” Rick Ross told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “I got people that love me and depend on me. When I woke up and got out in the hospital, when I thought about, you know, the closest ones next to me, my best friends, my relatives yo, this is the answer. Jetdoc, is that this is the only way to go.”
Jetdoc users can visit an urgent healthcare professional for just $20 bucks for a one-time virtual urgent care visit, while $10 will get you a monthly membership. Jetdoc members will also get a free Jetdoc DiscountRx Card for up to 85% off retail prices for prescription medication at most major retailer pharmacies. Jetdoc is currently in beta mode and is servicing patients in Florida, while a nationwide rollout is slated for 2021.