Bartell Drugs opens new CareClinic in Redmond, Wash.

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SEATTLE — Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs has launched a new CareClinic at the drug chain’s Redmond, Wash., location.

For treatment of minor illness and injury, CareClinic at the Redmond Town Center Bartell Drugs is said to feature an innovative approach to getting people the treatment they need, promptly and at an affordable price.

“Patients come to our CareClinics for quality and convenient care,” said Kaiser Permanente clinician Michael Erickson, CareClinic chief. “We’ve proven that CareClinics live up to the promise of quickly diagnosing and treating common ailments. We get you in, taken care of and on your way for an affordable price.”

With the opening at the Redmond Town Center, Kaiser Permanente and Bartell Drugs now operate 15 CareClinics throughout Western Washington, and the network of innovative and effective clinics is poised to continue to grow. These clinics help to further Kaiser Permanente’s mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of the communities it serves.

Kaiser Permanente and Bartell Drugs strive to make excellent health care as accessible and affordable as possible, and it is on this foundation that CareClinic is based. The clinics are open to everyone – both Kaiser Permanente members and nonmembers – ages 2 and up.

Headed up by Kaiser Permanente care teams, services include treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, and routine preventive care such as vaccinations. Patients choose whether to have CareClinic work with their insurance plan or keep things between patient and the provider for a flat-fee of just $75 per visit.

To ensure excellent care, clinicians at CareClinics coordinate with the patient’s primary provider to make treatment personalized and precise. Patients who are Kaiser Permanente members can feel confident in knowing that their diagnosis and treatment plans are included in their secure electronic health record and shared with their care teams.

For those with other insurance plans, CareClinic can share records with the patient’s primary care provider for a seamless care experience.

“Bartell Drugs guests have told us they want the ability to get care and treatment as well as everyday necessities in one place,” John Lewis, director of CareClinic operations for Bartell Drugs, said in a statement. “That’s why we’re so excited to continue our expansion in order to offer our services to more communities around the region.”



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