First MinuteClinics debut in Target stores

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CVS Health opens 11 in-store clinics in North Carolina

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has opened its first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside Target stores in the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., markets.

CVS said Tuesday that the clinics are located in three stores in Charlotte and Concord and eight stores in The Triangle in Apex, Carey, Durham, Raleigh and Wake Forest. All have been rebranded and converted to MinuteClinic.

“The new MinuteClinic locations inside Target will offer the same scope of services available to patients at other MinuteClinic locations in North Carolina and nationwide,” MinuteClinic president Andrew Sussman said in a statement.

“In addition, some services will be new to Target guests, including treatment for minor sprains and strains, contraceptive care, smoking cessation counseling, and weight loss assessment and coaching,” added Sussman, who also is executive vice president and associate chief medical officer at CVS Health.

The Target-based MinuteClinics join 30 other MinuteClinic locations in the Charlotte area and 15 in the Raleigh-Durham area inside CVS Pharmacy stores.

CVS Pharmacy departments made their debut last month in select Target stores, also in North Carolina. That came about six weeks after CVS Health closed its acquisition of Target’s pharmacy and retail health clinic business. The $1.9 billion deal was announced in mid-June.

Plans call for CVS to convert the 1,672 Target pharmacies in 47 states to CVS Pharmacy locations on a rolling basis over the coming months, as well as to rebrand the 79 Target clinic locations as MinuteClinic.


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