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.
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.
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Source: CVS Health