Giant Eagle to open first retail clinic

PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle is preparing to open its first in-store clinic in Pennsylvania, according to a report published by the Pittsburgh Business Times on Friday.

The clinic, Healthy Directions, is part of an existing program offered in cooperation with Monongahela Valley Hospital that will relocate to Giant Eagle. The clinic will offer physicals, immunizations and patient education programs on such topics as diabetes, cancer and orthopedics, according to the report.

The first Giant Eagle retail clinic will be located at the grocer's Finleyville location, just off Route 88. Discussions around locating additional retail clinics within the Giant Eagle banner are ongoing.

“Our partnership with Monongahela Valley Hospital takes our commitment to overall consumer health and wellness to a new level,” stated Randy Heiser, Giant Eagle VP pharmacy. “It creates options that help to avoid costly trips to the emergency room and provide access to care when [patients'] own doctor’s offices are closed.”

Mon Valley, a 210-bed hospital, has operated Healthy Directions in Finleyville for nearly 20 years.

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