WebMD is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications. We engage consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals across a multiscreen experience, allowing us to empower and enable health decisions anytime and anywhere.
The WebMD Health Network: Our Public Portals
Our network of public portals for consumers and healthcare professionals includes: www.WebMD.com (which we sometimes refer to as WebMD Health), our primary public portal for consumers and related mobile-optimized sites and mobile apps; www.Medscape.com, our primary public portal for physicians and other healthcare professionals and related mobile-optimized sites and mobile apps; and other sites through which we provide our branded health and wellness content, tools and services.
We do not charge any usage, membership or download fees for access to our public portals or mobile applications. Our public portals generate revenue primarily through the sale of various types of advertising and sponsorship products to our clients, which include: pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies; hospitals, clinics and other healthcare services companies; health insurance providers; consumer products companies whose products or services relate to health, wellness, diet, fitness, lifestyle, safety and illness prevention; and various other businesses, organizations and governmental entities. Advertisers and sponsors use our services to reach, educate and inform target audiences of consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals.
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WebMD Health Services: Our Private Portals
WebMD Health Services is a leading provider of wellness services and solutions that help employers and health plans improve the health of their employee and plan participant populations. We generate revenue from subscriptions to our WebMD Health Services platform by employers and health plans and other companies that assist employers in purchasing or managing employee benefits. In addition, we offer our health coaching and condition management services on a per-participant basis. WebMD Health Services does not generate revenue from advertising or sponsorships and does not display any advertisements in the content it provides.