Dollar General is joining the fray of retailers that are moving into the health clinic space. The retailer shared that three stores in Middle Tennessee now offer mobile health clinics to provide customers with basic, preventative and urgent care services by DocGo On-Demand.
Dollar General and DocGo plan to evaluate customer response and determine the feasibility of expanding this offering to additional stores, Dollar General said.
“We’re excited to pilot new mobile health clinics with services provided by DocGo On-Demand to provide services including annual physicals, acute illness, urgent care needs, vaccinations and lab testing,” said Albert Wu, Dollar General’s chief medical officer. “These clinics demonstrate our ability and desire to work with our customers to bring affordable health and wellness closer to home while equally establishing Dollar General as a trusted partner where customers can access health services.”
Services are currently available on Sundays and Mondays at store #1949 at 2780 Highway 48 in Clarksville; on Wednesdays and Thursdays at store #16500 at 2955 Ashland City Road in Clarksville; and on Fridays and Saturdays at store #17419 at 6130 Highway 48 in Cumberland Furnace. Hours of operation at each location are 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
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“We’re thrilled to expand our existing footprint in Nashville and reach new patients by partnering with a nationally-recognized company like Dollar General,” said Aaron Severs, chief product officer at DocGo. “Improving healthcare accessibility and providing care to patients where and when they need it most is our primary goal, and we are confident that this partnership is another step forward in the right direction.”
Customers interested in seeing a DocGo On-Demand healthcare professional can visit here or call 1-844-443-6246 to schedule an appointment or walk in to visit their participating Dollar General store while services are provided. DocGo On-Demand currently accepts Medicaid/TennCare, Medicare, and select plans from major insurance companies. A cash option also is available.
The clinics further complement Dollar General’s health initiative, DG wellbeing, which provides additional health and wellness product offerings to Dollar General stores. As of October 2022, the DG wellbeing offering was available in more than 3,200 stores.