Bartell Drugs opens 14th CareClinic amid flurry of store openings

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs opened another CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente to its roster on Monday. The new clinic, located at the company’s newest store in Snoqualmie ridge, will be open seven days a week.

“Patients come to our CareClinics for quality and convenient care,” Kaiser Permanente clinician and CareClinic chief Michael Erickson said. “We’ve proven that CareClinics live up to the promise of quickly diagnosing and treating common ailments. We get you in, taken care of and on your way for an affordable price.”

Visits to the CareClinic cost $75 for patients without health insurance, and the clinic can bill a patient’s health plan. Kaiser Permanente members can have the diagnosis and treatment plan from their visit included in their secure electronic health record and shared their care team to better facilitate coordinated care.

“Bartell Drugs guests have told us they want the ability to get care and treatment as well as everyday necessities in one place,” Bartell Drugs director of CareClinic operations John Lewis said “That’s why we’re so excited to continue our expansion in order to offer our services to more communities around the region.”

Bartell Drugs said it plans to open its 15th CareClinic in August at the Redmond Town Center Location. The Snoqualmie Ridge clinic is housed in the company’s newest store — its 67th — which is set for a public grand opening on Aug. 5. Its opening comes less than a week after Bartell Drugs opened store No. 66 in Seattle’s Green Lake Village complex with a grand opening on July 29.

While only the Snoqualmie Ridge location has a CareClinic, both it and the Green Lake Village location feature a full-service pharmacy and drive-up window, a growler fill-up area, digital photo processing center, and a hand-dipped ice cream fountain. They also contain a selection of locally made products, including Oberto jerky, Joe Chocolates and a host of craft beers and regional wines.

“Bartell’s ability to thrive is due to the loyalty of our customers,” CFO Rob Jensen said when the Green Lake Village store opened. “They appreciate that we emphasize friendly customer service and convenience, as well as having a large, unique product selection that stressed local, and personalized pharmacy services.”

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