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 2, 2014

MinuteClinic has announced the opening of its first walk-in clinics in the Corpus Christi metropolitan area inside two CVS/pharmacy stores in Corpus Christi and Portland. A third clinic is slated to open in Corpus Christi in December.

September 30, 2014

Texas Health Physicians Group will reportedly affiliate with eight Target Clinics in the Dallas area, according to a report by the Dallas Business Journal.

September 24, 2014

CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations with three academic medical centers — the University of Maryland Medical System, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System — to enhance access to care for patients.

September 23, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual seasonal influenza immunization for all people ages 6 months and older.

September 19, 2014

Five MinuteClinic locations are opening inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Memphis metropolitan area, the company has announced.

September 17, 2014

With National PA Week just around the corner in early October, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants is looking to help educate consumers about the important role that physician assistants play in making health care more accessible.

September 17, 2014

If shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue, U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care.

September 12, 2014

The University of Missouri Health Care and grocer Hy-Vee have officially opened new clinics inside two Hy-Vee stores this week.

September 11, 2014

MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have opened inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the St. Louis metro area.

August 13, 2014

The first MinuteClinic locations in the Sacramento metropolitan area opened their doors on Wednesday inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Sacramento and Elk Grove. A third clinic is slated to open in Fair Oaks in October.

August 7, 2014

CVS Caremark has announced that the first MinuteClinic in Nebraska are opening this week inside select CVS/pharmacy stores.

August 1, 2014

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, in conjunction with the Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, Screening for Mental Health and Family Practice and Counseling Network, are officially introducing on Aug. 5 the first Behavioral Health Screening Kiosk inside a retail-based health clinic in ShopRite here in Philadelphia.



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 9, 2014

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has inked a joint marketing and sponsorship agreement with USA Football.

June 18, 2014

In response to an executive order recently signed by Gov. John R. Kasich authorizing licensed pharmacists in Ohio to administer the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to patients, all of the more than 250 Walgreens pharmacies and 35 Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens throughout Ohio are now offering MMR vaccinations daily with no appointment necessary.

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 7th annual Retail Clinician Education Congress was held from May 12 to 15, and the program lineup was outstanding this year. From clinical sessions featuring healthcare experts in the industry, such as Alan Agins and Wendy Wright, to executive and leadership sessions featuring Dan Gilman from the Federal Trade Commission and Debra Richman from Harris Interactive, conference attendees had an enriching and educational experience.

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.

May 15, 2014

Health officials have given CVS Caremark the green light to open seven MinuteClinic locations in Rhode Island with imposed conditions, the pharmacy retailer has confirmed.