First MinuteClinic in Washington D.C. opens doors

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WASHINGTON — MinuteClinic, the retail health clinic arm of CVS Caremark Corp., has opened its first clinic in Washington, D.C.

The company said Tuesday that the new clinic is situated inside a CVS pharmacy store on Bladensburg Road. Open seven days a week, the facility will serve patients in Northeast neighborhoods, including Trinidad, Carver Langston, Kingman Park, Atlas District, Ivy City and the Gallaudet University campus.

"Through this conveniently located store-based clinic, we are expanding access to high-quality, affordable care for common family illnesses in the Northeast neighborhoods of the District of Columbia," Andrew Sussman, MinuteClinic president and chief operating officer, said in a statement. "We are committed to making our innovative model, which includes a series of prevention and wellness services, part of the district’s extensive efforts to broaden access to quality medical care for its citizens."

Plans call for more MinuteClinic locations to open in CVS pharmacies in Washington, D.C., next year, according to the company.

Currently, MinuteClinic operates 23 retail health centers in CVS drug stores in metropolitan Washington D.C., including northern Virginia and Maryland counties surrounding the District of Columbia.

Minneapolis-based MinuteClinic has about 500 locations in 25 states and the District of Columbia.


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