March 21, 2012

Earlier this month, Walgreens announced that immunization records would be sent directly from its more than 7,800 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores and 350 Take Care Clinics to primary care providers over Surescripts’ electronic prescribing network using Surescripts’ Clinical Interoperability services. And later this year, the company plans to share immunization data with local and state public health agencies, and share Take Care Clinic patient summaries with primary care providers. Drug Store News recently had the opportunity to speak with Surescripts president and CEO Harry Totonis about the new service.

September 24, 2015

News outlets in Miss. are reporting that the first Fred’s with a walk-in telehealth clinic — the result of a partnership between Fred’s and TelehealthONE — opened this morning. Residents who lack transportation, according to reports, will now be able to see a nurse practitioner without having to go to a nearby town, making access to providers more accessible. 

September 18, 2015

Join leadership from all industries of retail health to learn more about the role of clinics, pharmacies, telehealth/technology, and store front as an integrated health collaborative.

September 10, 2015

In a recent article, the Associated Press is looking into the ways that the relationship between patients and their physicians is changing as a result of the proliferation of both telehealth apps and retail clinics.

August 20, 2015

According to research conducted by Rand Corp., retail clinic traffic doubled each year between 2007 and 2009, to 6 million patient visits a year. Since then, the number has risen to more than 10.5 million in 2014 and rising, according to various estimates.

August 20, 2015

There are very logical reasons that a growing number of health systems, large payers and insurers continue to embrace the retail clinic model: cost and quality.

August 20, 2015

With the expansion of coverage to millions of more Americans in the years since the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented, access to care is becoming more strained than ever before, seemingly creating more interest among payers, insurers, health systems and patients in the use of retail clinics.

August 20, 2015

The partnership will see three new Swedish Express Care and Providence Express Care clinics open in Portland- and Seattle-area stores in early 2016. 

August 14, 2015

Avera Health and Hy-Vee on Friday announced an expanded partnership to offer AveraNow convenience and wellness clinics and kiosks in four Hy-Vee Sioux Falls stores, in addition to a Healthy You Mobile vehicle.

August 11, 2015
An early proponent and innovator of retail healthcare clinics has joined Walmart in a new role that suggests the world’s largest retailer is ready to make some major moves.
July 16, 2015

How serious are Rite Aid’s leaders when they proclaim their determination to make the company a full-service, full-spectrum retail healthcare provider? Serious enough to buy RediClinic — which has operated walk-in healthcare clinics in roughly 30 H-E-B stores in Texas for much of the past decade — and serious enough to embark on an aggressive growth campaign that includes the clinic healthcare provider as a new Rite Aid subsidiary.

July 10, 2015

The Little Clinic, now located inside select Wichita-area Dillon stores, is working with Via Christi Health to provide convenient routine health care services to patients in the Wichita community, the clinic operator announced.

June 24, 2015

The Little Clinic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroger, has expanded into Kansas, marking the company's 10th state to operate retail clinics.

June 17, 2015

CVS will secure 80 retail clinic locations as part of the Target pharmacy acquisition.

May 20, 2015

As the country’s healthcare system continues to move away from a fee-for-service structure, retail-based clinics are taking on added significance for the operators of these facilities and their patients.

May 20, 2015

A new and radically different concept for frontline health care emerged last year when Walmart unveiled its first Walmart Care Clinics in Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. If things go according to plan, patients and health plan payers across the United States can look forward to a cheaper and more affordable alternative to the family doctor for nearly all their primary care needs.

May 12, 2015

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic has surpassed 25 million patient visits since opening the nation's first retail clinic in 2000.

May 11, 2015

The Little Clinic has further expanded its footprint with the recent opening of clinics in Kentucky and Tennessee.

April 23, 2015

Retail health clinics are now a part of the health care landscape with the potential to become a much more powerful enabler of a “culture of health,” according to a recent report by Manatt Health, the health care division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

April 22, 2015

Compared with primary care practices and emergency rooms, there is no difference at retail clinics in overall acute respiratory infections antibiotic prescribing, according the study published online in The American Journal of Managed Care.

April 3, 2015

The Little Clinic expanded its footprint with two additional clinic locations and one clinic expansion.

March 19, 2015

A new Kalorama Information report highlights the value and projected growth of retail-based health clinics.

March 9, 2015

Anne Arundel Medical Center recently opened a new FastCare walk-in clinic inside the Shoppers Food and Pharmacy in Annapolis, Md., and looks to expand footprint over the next 18 months.

March 9, 2015

Primary care physicians are facing a patient overload and, in some cases, they are referring their patients elsewhere for medical care.