WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics opened on Friday inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Reno and Sparks. They join eight MinuteClinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Las Vegas area in Southern Nevada.
"The first MinuteClinic location in Nevada opened at a CVS/pharmacy store on the Las Vegas Strip in 2007 and since then thousands of residents and visitors have taken advantage of the increased access to high-quality, convenient and affordable medical care that is offered," said Andrew Sussman, president, MinuteClinic and SVP/associate chief medical officer, CVS Health. "The demand for MinuteClinic services will grow in Nevada due in part to the shortage of primary care physicians, the aging Baby Boomer population and the influx of newly insured patients through the Affordable Care Act."
"About 50% of visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays when patients may not be able to get an appointment with their primary care provider," Sussman added. "And about half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic do not have a personal physician."
MinuteClinic operates more than 950 clinics in 31 states and the District of Columbia.