Five new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics opened in New York City

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.

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 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.

Media Contact:

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

Source: CVS Health

CVS Health: First MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have come to Springfield, Missouri

Woonsocket, R.I., 2015-11-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have come to Springfield, Missouri. Two clinics have opened inside CVS/pharmacy stores on the edge of the Missouri State University campus on Elm Street and in Southern Hills. Missouri State Senator Jay Wasson and Representative Eric Burlison will participate in a ribbon-cutting today at the clinic near the university campus.

A third MinuteClinic in Springfield will begin seeing patients Nov. 18 and a fourth location will open in December. The clinics join 21 other MinuteClinic locations in Missouri found inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Kansas City and St. Louis metropolitan areas. Nationwide, MinuteClinic, the largest provider of walk-in medical clinics in the United States, has more than 1,000 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia.

MinuteClinic is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Most major health insurance is accepted, including several Medicaid plans in Missouri. 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 – $99.

“Targeted expansion into markets like Springfield brings high-quality, convenient and affordable health care services to community members,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and executive vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Health.  “We face a significant shortage in primary care providers, an aging Baby Boomer population and the addition of millions of newly insured patients through the Affordable Care Act. By increasing access to care, MinuteClinic can help support the primary care medical home in Missouri.”

MinuteClinic nurse practitioners 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, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available at most locations.

In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help patients identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health.  These include smoking cessation and weight loss management services and screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

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.

Sussman says MinuteClinic can play a complementary role in working with primary care providers.

“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,” he said, “and about half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic are ‘medically homeless’ and 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, said Sussman.

The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Springfield 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.

Locations inside Springfield, Missouri CVS/pharmacy stores:

  • 1153 E. Elm St. on the edge of the Missouri State University campus
  • 2715 E. Battlefield St.
  • 3045 W. Republic St. (opening November 18)
  • 1220 E. Republic St. (opening in December)

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 1,000 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 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
carolyn.castel@cvshealth.com

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

SOURCE: CVS Health