Rite Aid to open physician-staffed Baltimore, Washington clinics

COLUMBIA, Md. Rite Aid will be opening retail clinics at four locations in Baltimore and Washington this summer, Rite Aid and clinic partner MedStar Health announced Tuesday.

“MedStar PromptCare clinics will provide our customers and community with accessible, high-quality medical care in a convenient setting,” stated Mark de Bruin, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy services. “These in-store health clinics offer services that complement the medication counseling and care provided by our pharmacists. It’s a great combination and clearly supports Rite Aid’s focus on health and wellness.”

MedStar Health, a large Mid-Atlantic hospital and health care provider, Rite Aid and Consumer Health Services, a manager of on-site physician-staffed health clinics, have entered into an agreement to launch MedStar PromptCare walk-in health clinics inside select Rite Aid stores.

Under the agreement, MedStar Health will provide clinical oversight and ensure access to necessary follow-up specialty and acute medical services for the clinics. The clinics will be staffed by physicians to provide treatment for ailments such as strep throat, flu and urinary tract infections; minor injuries such as lacerations, sprains and minor fractures, as well as health and wellness screenings and vaccinations.

MedStar PromptCare physicians will be credentialed by and have admitting privileges to MedStar Health’s hospitals, including Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, as well as Montgomery General Hospital in Montgomery County, Md., and Franklin Square Hospital Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Harbor Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital, which are all located in Baltimore.

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