The company, which was founded last year, has been working on a system that allows people to chat with primary care doctors over a mobile app or website and address common health issues.

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Seattle startup 98point6 announced Tuesday it had raised $19.5 million in funding from investors to create a virtual health clinic.

The company, which was founded last year, has been working on a system that allows people to chat with primary care doctors over a mobile app or website and address common health issues. 98point6 aims to address rising health care costs, which can hinder people from receiving the care they need, CEO Robbie Cape said in a statement.

98point6’s service, which is free for consumers during its development phase, is live now for adults in Washington state. The company wouldn’t say how it eventually plans to make money.

The startup has raised $35 million total from undisclosed investors and plans to use its latest round of funding to expand its service across the country.

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