Clinics Open Seven Days a Week, With No Appointment Necessary
Woonsocket, RI, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Five new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have opened in New York City, providing convenient access to acute health care services to the community. The new MinuteClinic locations are open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Located inside CVS Pharmacy stores, the clinics provide a wide array of wellness services that are high-quality and affordable for patients ages 18 months and up.
“Our new clinics will help increase access to high-quality, affordable health care in areas that are convenient for New Yorkers who live and work nearby,” said Sharon Vitti, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, MinuteClinic. “We’re excited to introduce even more New York City patients to MinuteClinic’s growing suite of health care services and we look forward to bringing innovations and convenience to the way health care is delivered to the community.”
The new locations are open seven days a week with no appointment necessary and are located inside five CVS Pharmacy stores in New York City, including:
- MinuteClinic (inside CVS Pharmacy), 156 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY
- MinuteClinic (inside CVS Pharmacy), 1402 Sheepshead Bay Road, Brooklyn, NY
- MinuteClinic (inside CVS Pharmacy), 72-09 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY
- MinuteClinic (inside CVS Pharmacy), 222 East 34th Street, New York, NY
- MinuteClinic (inside CVS Pharmacy), 298 Mulberry Street, New York, NY
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. A new digital tool accessible via www.minuteclinic.com allows patients to view wait times at all MinuteClinic locations. They can also hold a place in line or schedule a future appointment from the convenience of their smartphone, computer or tablet.
The new clinics in Brooklyn and Jackson Heights will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am-5:30 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. The clinics in Manhattan will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-7:30 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am-5:30 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
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 37 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.
Source: CVS Health