Latham, NY, US, 2014-2-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper, QuickCare and Ellis Medicine celebrated the grand opening of the QuickCare center in Price Chopper’s Market Bistro in Latham today, welcoming shoppers and local residents to the convenient, in-store health center.
The three organizations created this innovative and first-of-its-kind in the Capital Region partnership to offer residents access to more convenient and efficient healthcare. QuickCare, staffed by an Ellis Medicine nurse practitioner, physician or physician assistant, are walk-in health centers that offer patients immediate help for common illnesses and provide some well-care and screening services.
The QuickCare Clinics, the first health centers sited within retail stores in the Capital Region, are located adjacent to the pharmacy departments in the Latham store and the Malta Price Chopper. No appointments are necessary to be seen by a healthcare provider.
“Helping people get access to healthcare in a place that is close to them and is a part of their regular routines just makes sense in this new age of healthcare delivery,” said David Liebers, M.D., medical director of QuickCare.
“The convenient hours and location next to full-service pharmacies make these QuickCare centers tremendously accessible for people who are already in our stores shopping for orange juice, cough and cold medicine or chicken soup,” said Price Chopper Executive Chairman of the Board Neil Golub. “We’re very pleased to be offering our customers another convenience that will help them live healthier lives.”
Illnesses that can be diagnosed and treated at QuickCare include allergies, congestion, cough, earache, flu-like symptoms, muscle aches and pains, motion sickness, pink eye or styes, respiratory and sinus infection, sore or strep throat and urinary tract infection. QuickCare also offers sports physicals. Both centers will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
After seeing the healthcare professional, patients who need a prescription filled are only steps away from Price Chopper’s full-service pharmacies, adding to the convenience of the visit.
“QuickCare fits with the vision of the Affordable Care Act to break down barriers to healthcare by moving that care into communities – making it more accessible,” said Ellis President & CEO James W. Connolly. “These centers will help meet the increased number of patients seeking healthcare resources.”
QuickCare currently accepts CDPHP insurance; co-pays are based on the member’s plan. For patients who are not CDPHP members, a payment of $40 is due at time of service.
More information is available at www.capitalregionquickcare.com
About Price Chopper: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 132 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 51% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned.
For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com
About QuickCare: About QuickCare: Capital Region QuickCare is a professional limited liability corporation formed to offer convenient walk-in health care for common illnesses. QuickCare currently has two locations inside Price Chopper stores in Latham and Malta, NY. Learn more at www.capitalregionquickcare.com
About Ellis Medicine: Ellis Medicine is a 438-bed community and teaching healthcare system serving New York’s Capital Region. With four campuses – Ellis Hospital, Ellis Health Center, Bellevue Woman’s Center and Medical Center of Clifton Park – Ellis Medicine provides a lifetime of care for patients. Follow Ellis Medicine on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Learn more at www.ellismedicine.org