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More health clinics upcoming from Target
March 9th, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS – Target Corp. is set to open seven new Target Clinic locations this summer in Minnesota, Illinois and Florida.
The discount store chain said Wednesday that plans call for the new Target Clinics to open at Target stores in Minneapolis-St. Paul; Chicago; and Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla., areas by the end of July.
Last week, another new Target Clinic was opened in the Woodbury area of the Twin Cities. Target said it currently operates 37 health clinics in Minnesota, Maryland, Illinois and Florida and that by the end of July it will have 44 locations.
"Target believes that quality health care services should be accessible and affordable for everyone," Josh Riff, medical director for Target, said in a statement. "By opening new Target Clinic locations, we will provide our guests with even more support and convenience to help them meet the well-being needs of their families."
The Target Clinics offer on-the-spot treatment for minor illnesses and injuries as well as skin treatments, vaccinations, and a variety of health tests and screenings, all of which are administered by nurse practitioners. Other basic health care services include prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies, camp and sports physicals for children, and flu shots.
"Guests who already shop Target for their prescriptions, healthy foods and workout apparel will also get the basic health services they need in a quality, convenient setting," Riff added.
Target also launched eight new retail clinics last year, with five Target Clinics opening in the Chicago area and three in the Palm Beach, Fla., area in September.