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.

December 11, 2014

The Little Clinic and UC Health have announced that they are expanding on their relationship to include diabetes management, beginning in December, inside seven pilot program locations.

November 17, 2014

Target and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to launch in Southern California four Target Clinics that will feature expanded services not typically available in Target Clinics.

November 13, 2014

The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have opened in Wisconsin inside four CVS/pharmacy stores in Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls and Waukesha.

October 31, 2014

The signs for the retail clinic industry remain positive and conservative but steady growth in the number of clinics is expected to continue as drug stores play an essential role in the segment, according to new research from healthcare market researcher Kalorama Information.

October 29, 2014

MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, opened its first location in Rhode Island on Wednesday inside the CVS/pharmacy store in Woonsocket. Two more walk-in clinics will begin seeing patients Thursday in CVS/pharmacy locations in Cranston and Wakefield.

October 13, 2014

The new ShopRite of Howard Park celebrated on Oct. 11 the grand opening of Q-Care health clinic, a first of its kind in Maryland for a Federally-Qualified Health Center.

October 8, 2014

Land of Lincoln Health announced its partnership with Walgreens on Tuesday to offer Land of Lincoln Health members free health-risk assessments at Healthcare Clinics.

 

October 3, 2014

Mayo Clinic on Friday launched a new telemedicine pilot project called Mayo Clinic Health Connection, now available at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. 

August 20, 2014

Pharmacists aren’t the only professionals grappling with the uncertainties of health reform, shifting patient-care delivery models and changing reimbursement standards.

August 13, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday announced it is expanding its Healthcare Clinic retail locations with entry into the Dallas-Fort Worth market. 

 

August 8, 2014

Walmart is reportedly making a more aggressive push into medical care by not only planning to open additional clinics but it is also marketing itself as a primary care provider.

July 17, 2014

A new research study from Walgreens found that patients are relying more on nurse practitioners at retail clinics.

 

July 16, 2014

Baylor Scott & White Health, a Dallas-based healthcare system, is reportedly looking to ink an affiliation with retail-based health clinics inside select Walgreens and Walmart locations, the Dallas Morning News has reported.

July 16, 2014

Walmart will open its first Care Clinics in South Carolina, according to a report published Wednesday in The State.

July 2, 2014

HCA Midwest Health System, a healthcare provider in Kansas City, Mo., and Walgreens on Tuesday announced a collaboration that will provide coordinated and expanded healthcare services for area residents, while enhancing access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care for patients.

June 18, 2014

Walmart executives hosted a series of store tours and briefings in advance of its company shareholders meeting in June, reported DSN sister publication Retailing Today.

June 16, 2014

Walmart will open its second and third company-owned retail clinic under the Walmart Care Clinic banner later this month, in Texas, according to published reports.

June 13, 2014

As reported by DSN’s sister publication Retailing Today, Walmart has opened in Copperas Cove, Texas, its first owned healthcare clinic.

Labeed Diab, Walmart’s president of health and wellness, explained during a briefing in advance of its shareholder meeting that the new clinic is a way for the big-box retailer to provide convenient and almost free (i.e., $4 for employees) access to health care. And, because the retailer avoids the expense of having its associates visit other doctors, it can pass the savings along to customers with a reduced price of $40.

June 2, 2014

After CVS Caremark was given the green light to open MinuteClinics in Rhode Island — with imposed conditions — the state’s Department of Health has now revised its ruling and dropped some key conditions.

May 27, 2014

As healthcare reform takes hold and millions of previously uninsured Americans come into the fold amid the backdrop of a growing physician shortage, thousands of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in retail-based health clinics are demonstrating the vital role that they play in today’s healthcare system to expand access to high-quality, affordable health care. To recognize the best of the best, DSN Collaborative Care magazine — in partnership with the Convenient Care Association — each year hosts the annual Clinician Awards for Retail Excellence, or CARE Awards. The CARE Awards honor the “unsung heroes” who work each day to help further the cause of retail-based health care.

May 27, 2014

As one of a handful of founding officers at Take Care Health Systems — now known as the Healthcare Clinics at Walgreens — and the first chief nurse practitioner officer in the convenient care industry, Sandy Ryan’s role in the industry’s growth has been significant, to say the least.

May 27, 2014

The recent American Academy of Pediatrics-issued policy statement opposing retail clinics is disheartening to those of us practicing in this setting. The AAP’s commitment to the medical home model of care for children is the crux of the opposition.

May 20, 2014

Cleveland Clinic and HealthSpot are looking to form a joint venture that will offer patients convenient, alternative options to access health care through HealthSpot's virtual walk-in kiosks.