New MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic opens inside CVS Pharmacy store in Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood, Washington, DC

Woonsocket, RI, 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic has opened inside the CVS Pharmacy store on K Street NW in Washington, DC. The new MinuteClinic, located in the heart of the Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood, is open Monday through Friday with no appointment necessary.

“The new MinuteClinic location in downtown Washington, DC will help increase access to high-quality, affordable health care in an area that’s convenient for people who live and work nearby,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President of MinuteClinic and Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. “The new clinic will also introduce even more patients to our growing suite of health care services as we continue to bring innovations and convenience to the way health care is delivered.”

MinuteClinic is staffed by nurse practitioners who specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for acute illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds and abrasions, and sprains, strains and joint pain are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available.

Prevention and wellness services offered at MinuteClinic include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation. In addition, the nurse practitioners can evaluate and treat common skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis and rosacea.

At the conclusion of each MinuteClinic visit, patients receive educational material, a prescription (when clinically appropriate) and a visit summary. A copy of the diagnostic record can be sent electronically, or by fax or mail, to a primary care provider with patient permission.

Most major health insurance is accepted at MinuteClinic. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and online at www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most services is between $89 and $129.

Individuals who visit MinuteClinic and do not have a primary care provider are given a list of physicians in the community who are accepting new patients.

The new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic is located at 655 K Street NW in Washington, DC. The clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A new digital tool accessible via www.minuteclinic.com allows patients to view wait times at all MinuteClinic locations and hold a place in line from the convenience of their smartphone, computer or tablet.

About MinuteClinic

MinuteClinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 34 million patient visits, with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive four consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.minuteclinic.com.

Media Contacts:

Amy Lanctot
(401) 770-2931
CVS Health
Amy.Lanctot@cvshealth.com

Brent Burkhardt
(410) 986-1303
TBC (for MinuteClinic)
bburkhardt@tbc.us

Source: CVS Health

CVS Pharmacy stores in Middle Village neighborhood in Queens and in Brooklyn open MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics

Clinics Open Seven Days A Week, With No Appointment Necessary

Woonsocket, RI, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — New MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have opened inside CVS Pharmacy stores in the Middle Village neighborhood in Queens and in Brooklyn. The new Brooklyn and Middle Village clinics are the eighth and ninth MinuteClinic locations in New York City. MinuteClinic is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary.

“With these new locations in Brooklyn and Queens, MinuteClinic will help increase access to high-quality, convenient and affordable health care in areas where patients live and work,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President of MinuteClinic and Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. “These clinics will also introduce even more patients to our growing suite of health care services as we continue to bring innovations and convenience to the way health care is delivered.”

MinuteClinic is staffed by nurse practitioners who specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for acute illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds and abrasions, and sprains, strains and joint pain are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available. MinuteClinic’s New York locations also offer Hepatitis C screening tests.

Prevention and wellness services offered at MinuteClinic include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation. In addition, the nurse practitioners can evaluate and treat common skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis and rosacea.

At the conclusion of each MinuteClinic visit, patients receive educational material, a prescription (when clinically appropriate) and a visit summary. A copy of the diagnostic record can be sent electronically, or by fax or mail, to a primary care provider with patient permission.

Most major health insurance is accepted at MinuteClinic. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and online at www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most services is between $89 and $129.

Individuals who visit MinuteClinic and do not have a primary care provider are given a list of physicians in the community who are accepting new patients.

The new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic in Brooklyn is located at 2925 Kings Highway and the new clinic in Middle Village is located at 7960 Metropolitan Avenue. Both clinics are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

A new digital tool accessible via www.minuteclinic.com allows patients to view wait times at all MinuteClinic locations and hold a place in line from the convenience of their smartphone, computer or tablet.

About MinuteClinic

MinuteClinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 30 million patient visits, with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive four consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.minuteclinic.com.

Media Contacts: 

Amy Lanctot
(401) 770-2931
CVS Health
Amy.Lanctot@cvshealth.com

Brent Burkhardt
(410) 986-1303
TBC (for MinuteClinic)
bburkhardt@tbc.us

Source: CVS Health

MinuteClinic opened six new locations inside Target stores in South Florida

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Jun-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened six new locations inside Target stores in South Florida. The clinics located in stores in Boynton Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach,Miami and West Palm Beach have been rebranded and converted to MinuteClinic. There are now 28 MinuteClinic locations in South Florida, including clinics in select CVS Pharmacy stores and Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

“The new MinuteClinic locations inside Target will offer the same scope of services available to patients at all our other clinics in Florida and nationwide,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President of MinuteClinic, and Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. “In addition, some services will be new to Target guests, including treatment for minor sprains and strains, contraceptive care and smoking cessation counseling.”

MinuteClinic is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. Most major health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and at www.minuteclinic.com.

Nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat; ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and indigestion. Acne, rashes and skin conditions; sprains and strains; and minor wounds and abrasions are also treated. Common vaccinations are available at most locations, such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A and B.

Prevention and wellness services include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation.

At the conclusion of each visit, patients receive educational material, a prescription (when clinically appropriate) and a visit summary. A copy of the diagnostic record can be sent electronically, or by fax or mail, to a primary care provider with patient permission.

With the new MinuteClinic in Target locations, Sussman says MinuteClinic can continue to play a complementary role in working with primary care providers.

MinuteClinic locations in South Florida are affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

“About 50 percent of MinuteClinic visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays when patients may not be able to get an appointment with their primary care provider and otherwise may need to choose more expensive emergency department or urgent care options,” he said. “Also, approximately half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic are ‘medically homeless’ and do not have a personal physician.”

In December 2015, CVS Health acquired all Target pharmacies (1,672 locations across 47 states) and retail clinics (79 locations in seven states). Target-based pharmacy locations have been rebranded CVS Pharmacy and are operating through a store-within-a-store format. Target clinic locations have been rebranded as MinuteClinic.

The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside Target stores in South Florida operate from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Miami locations close at 7 p.m.) and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (Miami locations open at 11 a.m.).

MinuteClinic locations inside South Florida Target stores include:

Boynton Beach: 650 N. Congress Ave.
Davie: 5800 S. University Dr.
Deerfield Beach: 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
Miami: 7800 SW 104th St.
Miami: 10101 W. Flagler St.
West Palm Beach: 10155 Okeechobee Blvd.

About MinuteClinic

MinuteClinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 30 million patient visits, with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive four consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.minuteclinic.com.

Contact:

Carolyn Castel
carolyn.castel@cvshealth.com

SOURCE: MinuteClinic

MinuteClinic opens new locations inside Target stores in Northern Virginia

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened new locations inside Target stores in Northern Virginia. The clinics located in seven stores in Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church,Gainesville, Leesburg, Manassas and Sterling have been rebranded and converted to MinuteClinic. There are now 31 MinuteClinic locations in Northern Virginia and 52 in the DC Metro area, including clinics in CVS Pharmacy stores.

“The new MinuteClinic locations inside Target will offer the same scope of services available to patients at all our other clinics in Virginia, the D.C. Metro area and nationwide,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President of CVS MinuteClinic, and Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. “In addition, some services will be new to Target guests, including treatment for minor sprains and strains, contraceptive care, smoking cessation counseling, and weight loss assessment and coaching.”

MinuteClinic is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. Most major health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and at www.minuteclinic.com.

Nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat; ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections; nausea, vomiting and diarrhea; and heartburn and indigestion. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions, sprains and strains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A and B are available at most locations.

Prevention and wellness services include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention, smoking cessation and weight loss management in partnership with the Dash for Health program.

At the conclusion of each visit, patients receive educational material, a prescription (when clinically appropriate) and a visit summary. A copy of the diagnostic record can be sent electronically, or by fax or mail, to a primary care provider with patient permission.

With the new MinuteClinic in Target locations, Sussman says MinuteClinic can continue to play a complementary role in working with primary care providers. MinuteClinic locations in Northern Virginia are affiliated with Inova Health System.

“About 50 percent of MinuteClinic visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays when patients may not be able to get an appointment with their primary care provider and otherwise may need to choose more expensive emergency department or urgent care options,” he said. “Also, approximately half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic are ‘medically homeless’ and do not have a personal physician.”

In December 2015, CVS Health acquired all Target pharmacies (1,672 locations across 47 states) and retail clinics (79 locations in seven states). Target-based pharmacy locations are being rebranded CVS Pharmacy over the next several months and will operate through a store-within-a-store format. Target clinic locations are being rebranded as MinuteClinic over the next few months as well.

The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside Target stores in Northern Virginiaoperate from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Sterling location closes at 7pm), and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (Sterlinglocation open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday).

MinuteClinic locations inside Northern Virginia Target stores include:

Chantilly: 14391 Chantilly Cross, Ln.
Fairfax: 10301 New Guinea, Rd.
Falls Church: 6100 Arlington Blvd.
Gainesville: 13301 Gateway Center Drive
Leesburg: 1200 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE
Manassas: 9900 Sowder Village Sq.
Sterling: 45130 Columbia Pl.

About MinuteClinic

MinuteClinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans.

Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 30 million patient visits, with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive four consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.minuteclinic.com.

Contact:
For MinuteClinic customer support, please visit:
CVS.com/minuteclinic Contact page

To find a MinuteClinic near you, please visit:
CVS.com/minuteclinic Clinic Locator

SOURCE: MinuteClinic

CVS Health launches expanded health care offerings to support people with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and other liver diseases in Hawaii

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) has launched expanded health care offerings to support the health and well-being of people with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and other liver diseases in Hawaii. The effort is part of a statewide initiative to raise awareness about the prevalence of Hepatitis A, B and C in the state and to encourage the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis, a collection of viruses that attack the liver, may lead to liver disease and liver cancer. Hawaii has the nation’s highest rate of liver cancer, so testing and vaccinations have become increasingly important for people living on the islands. In response, CVS Health, through its Longs Drugs and Minute Clinic locations in Hawaii, has launched new services to help raise awareness of the virus, particularly for Baby Boomers (people born from 1945-1965) who may be at risk for the virus.

“It’s critical that people who may have been exposed to hepatitis be screened for the virus,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President of Minute Clinic and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. “The longer people live with the virus, the more likely they are to develop serious, life-threatening conditions such as liver disease.”

Added Sussman, “A simple screening will not only help them learn if they are infected, but can also help them get referred to life-saving care and treatment. We’re happy to be able to provide this important screening to people living in Hawaii, which will help them on their path to better health.”

Minute Clinic locations in Hawaii recently began offering Hepatitis C screenings to people who may have been exposed to the hepatitis virus. The virus is spread through direct blood-to-blood contact with someone who has Hepatitis C. The most common way to get Hepatitis C is through injected drug use, getting a blood transfusion prior to 1992, or being exposed to blood in some other way. While there is no vaccine available to prevent Hepatitis C, treatments are available to manage and even cure Hepatitis C for some patients. The cost of a Hepatitis C screening consultation at Minute Clinic ranges from $59-$69, plus $39 for the Hepatitis C blood test.

Hepatitis C screenings are available at all of Hawaii’s Minute Clinic locations, including:

  • Longs Aiea #9813, 98 1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea
  • Longs Hawaii Kai #9185, 377 Keahole Street, Honolulu
  • Longs South King #9954, 2470 South King Street, Honolulu
  • Longs Waialae Avenue #9220, 4211 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu
  • Longs Waikiki #10621, 2155 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
  • Longs Kailua #9825, 609 Kailua Road, Kailua
  • Longs Kaneohe #9953, 45 480 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe
  • Longs Kapolei #9317, 590 Farrington Highway, Kapolei
  • Longs Wahiawa #9300, 925 California Avenue, Wahiawa

In addition, Longs Drugs pharmacists are helping to raise awareness of both Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is usually an acute, short-term disease for those infected as adults, but it can become a chronic disease for those infected as children. Hepatitis B is spread through contact with blood and other bodily fluids. The most common way to get Hepatitis B is from mother to baby, especially for those born in counties in Asia and the Pacific Islands. Asians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders tend to be infected at a much higher rate. While there is no cure for Hepatitis B, there are treatments available to manage the disease. In addition, there is a vaccine available to prevent infection.

In April, Longs Drugs pharmacists began inviting patients to complete a “Prevent Liver Cancer Get Checked for Hepatitis” assessment form at the pharmacy counter. When forms are completed, the pharmacist reviews the assessment and provides a recommendation as to whether a patient should be tested for Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. The pharmacist also provides the patient with a list of nearby testing facilities, including physician’s offices, free testing facilities or Minute Clinic, for those patients at risk for Hepatitis C.

If a patient is eligible for the Hepatitis B vaccination series, a Longs Drugs immunizing pharmacist can administer the required doses right in the pharmacy. The cost of the Hepatitis B vaccine is typically covered by health insurance plans, although patients are encouraged to check with their health insurer.

Patients can take the “Prevent Liver Cancer Get Checked for Hepatitis” assessment at all of Hawaii’s more than 60 Longs Drugs locations, and receive the Hepatitis B vaccine series if needed. Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines are also available at Minute Clinic locations.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its approximately 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 75 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Contacts

CVS Health
Amy Lanctot, (401) 770-2931
Amy.Lanctot@CVSHealth.com

TBC (for MinuteClinic)
Brent Burkhardt, (410) 986-1303
BBurkhardt@tbc.us

SOURCE: CVS Health

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic achieved its third consecutive reaccreditation from The Joint Commission

Gold Seal of Approval™ Demonstrates Health Care Quality and Safety Compliance

Woonsocket, RI, 2016-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ten years after becoming the first national retail clinic provider to be accredited by The Joint Commission (then JCAHO), MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinic of CVS Health, has achieved its third consecutive reaccreditation from the national health care evaluation and certifying agency.

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ demonstrates MinuteClinic’s compliance with the organization’s national standards for ambulatory health care quality and safety.

Valid for up to a three-year period, The Joint Commission accreditation applies to MinuteClinic’s 1,050 locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia.

“Since 2006 we have participated in the rigorous accreditation process carried out by The Joint Commission to validate the high clinical quality and safety standards we strive to achieve at all MinuteClinic locations across the United States,” said Andrew Sussman, President, MinuteClinic and Executive Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer CVS Health. “With patient satisfaction ratings of 95 percent and clinical collaborations with more than 60 leading health systems throughout the country, we have demonstrated a consistent record of quality and coordination of care unsurpassed in the retail clinic industry.”

Established in 1975, The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation program encourages high quality patient care in all types of freestanding ambulatory care facilities. An estimated 2,100 organizations currently maintain Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation, awarded for a three-year period.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides ambulatory care organizations with the processes contributing to improvements in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the demonstration of leading practices within the ambulatory setting,” said Michael Kulczycki, M.B.A., CAE, executive director, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation program, The Joint Commission. “We commend MinuteClinic for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization, and achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality.”

Following The Joint Commission’s usual survey process, on-site evaluations were conducted at MinuteClinic locations across the U.S.  A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated MinuteClinic for compliance with standards for a variety of areas, including coordination of care, infection prevention and control, management of medications and patient education.

MinuteClinic medical clinics are open seven days a week with weekday evening hours.  No appointment is required. Most visits are covered by insurance. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and on www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most treatment starts at $89-$99.

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants at MinuteClinic specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated.  In addition, MinuteClinic practitioners administer vaccinations, conduct physicals and wellness screenings, and offer monitoring and point-of-care testing for chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure.

About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

About MinuteClinic
CVS/minuteclinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 26 million patient visits, with a 95% customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive four consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.minuteclinic.com.

Media Contacts:

Amy Lanctot
(401) 770-2931
CVS Health
Amy.Lanctot@cvshealth.com

Brent Burkhardt
(410) 986-1303
TBC (for MinuteClinic)
Bburkhardt@tbc.usBburkhardt@tbc.us

SOURCE: CVS Health

Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics open inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Reno and Sparks Northern Nevada

  • MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Open in Northern Nevada
  • First Locations Inside Select CVS/pharmacy stores in Reno and Sparks

Woonsocket, R.I., 2014-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics opened today inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Reno and Sparks. They join eight MinuteClinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Las Vegas area in Southern Nevada.  MinuteClinic is the largest and fastest growing provider of walk-in medical clinics in the United States with more than 950 clinics in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

The clinics are located at the CVS/pharmacy store at 1695 Robb Dr. in Northwest Reno and 680 N. McCarran Blvd. in Sparks. Two additional clinics in Northern Nevada are expected to open in 2015.

MinuteClinic is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Most major health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and on www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most services starts at $79.

“The first MinuteClinic location in Nevada opened at a CVS/pharmacy store on the Las Vegas Strip in 2007 and since then thousands of residents and visitors have taken advantage of the increased access to high-quality, convenient and affordable medical care that is offered,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Health. “The demand for MinuteClinic services will grow in Nevada due in part to the shortage of primary care physicians, the aging Baby Boomer population and the influx of newly insured patients through the Affordable Care Act.”

MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available at most locations. Walk-in camp, sports and college physicals are available daily.

In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help patients identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health, including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

MinuteClinic practitioners use a software program that at the conclusion of each visit generates educational material and a prescription (when clinically appropriate) for the patient, as well as a diagnostic record that can be sent via electronic health record, fax or mail to a primary care provider with patient permission.

Sussman says MinuteClinic is committed to helping patients find a medical home and believes it can play a complementary role in working with primary care providers.

“About 50 percent of visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays when patients may not be able to get an appointment with their primary care provider,” Sussman said. “And about half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic do not have a personal physician.”

Patients who visit MinuteClinic without a primary care provider are provided a list of physicians in the area who are accepting new patients.

The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Northern Nevada operate from

8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

About MinuteClinic
CVS/minuteclinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with 939 locations in 31 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 23 million patient visits, with a 95% customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive three consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.MinuteClinic.com.

Media Contacts:
Carolyn Castel
(401) 770-5717
CVS Health
ccastel@cvs.com

Brent Burkhardt
(410) 986-1303
TBC (for MinuteClinic)
bburkhardt@tbc.us