AUSTIN, Texas — Retail clinic operator RediClinic has formed a joint venture with Seton Healthcare Family to expand the number of RediClinics operating in H-E-B stores in the Austin, Texas area.
“We are very excited about our new partnership with Seton because it will enable us to expand our service in the Austin community,” said Web Golinkin, RediClinic’s CEO. “This means at least doubling the number of clinics we operate in Austin and collaborating with Seton to ensure continuity of care for RediClinic patients.”
“You can’t beat the convenience of RediClinics in H-E-B stores for the treatment of minor illnesses and preventive care,” said family practitioner Greg Sheff, EVP clinical systems at Seton. “As their partner, we can expand access to care and explore innovations in service delivery.”
Seton is collaborating with a variety of providers and payers to develop a clinically integrated network that lowers barriers to illness prevention and treatment. According to a 2013 PwC/HRI survey, 23% of consumers have sought treatment in a retail-based clinic and 73% would go to a retail-based clinic again.
“With walk-in clinics growing in popularity, Seton wanted a partner who shares our emphasis on quality and understands the importance of integration with medical experts,” said Jesús Garza, president and CEO of Seton. “RediClinic is aligned with our strategy to connect a patient to the right care in the right place at the right time.”
RediClinic has operated clinics inside Austin-area H-E-B grocery stores since 2006. The six local clinics provide acute, episodic care for a broad range of common conditions, as well as preventive care that includes medical tests, immunizations, physical exams and a medically supervised weight-management program.
As previously reported by Drug Store News, Rite Aid announced on April 10 that it has acquired RediClinic. Through the acquisition, RediClinic will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid.
RediClinic currently operates 30 clinics in the greater Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas.