WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS MinuteClinic has joined the Alere eScreen Occupational Health Network (EOHN), an alliance of clinics providing health services to employers.
MinuteClinic said Tuesday that businesses that use Alere eScreen’s services can direct workers or prospective employees requiring occupational health screening to one of its more than 1,100 clinics nationwide for workplace testing.
Through the new partnership with Alere eScreen, employees can visit MinuteClinic for health services commonly required by employers, such as biometric screenings, immunizations, Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals and drug testing.
“MinuteClinic is pleased to partner with Alere eScreen to provide workplace health services to employers and their employees at times and locations that are convenient for them,” Sharon Vitti, senior vice president and executive director of MinuteClinic, said in a statement. “Our practitioners are trusted and knowledgeable resources for health care services in their communities, and they are looking forward to being able to provide this important service to local employees as well.”
Employees can visit the Alere eScreen website to select a location for testing, including a nearby MinuteClinic. After patients pick a location and enter required demographic data, they print an “e-passport” and present it to the provider. The e-passport identifies the tests or screenings requested by the employer.
“Alere is excited to be an enabling partner for MinuteClinic in their desire to dramatically improve the accessibility of workplace testing services,” stated Sanjay Malkani, global president of toxicology at Alere. “With the Alere eScreen system already in place — and access to a broad services menu including biometric screening, DOT physicals, vaccinations and drug testing — MinuteClinic is poised to become a valuable workplace health destination for employers nationwide.”
MinuteClinic is open seven days a week, including evenings and holidays, and is staffed by nurse practitioners or physician assistants. Its clinics are located in 33 states and the District of Columbia.