Obtaining PPE from Amazon: Latest News and Update

Obtaining PPE from Amazon: Latest News and Update

May 07, 2020 Interviews

The Academy has heard from a number of members that have reported that Amazon Business does not recognize them as health-care providers for the purposes of purchasing supplies in bulk. 

The Academy spoke with an Amazon representative that indicated that the types of health-care providers recognized for the purposes of an Amazon business account in general varies from state to state and is based on state regulations. 

However, during the COVID-19 crisis, health-care practitioners in receipt of any valid state issued health-care license are eligible to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE). 

On the Amazon Business website, select the “COVID-19 Supplies on Amazon Business” tab. That will then take you through the process to set up a free Amazon business account and will request the individual’s NPI number. 

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