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.
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.
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Source: CVS Health