retail health clinics

Retail clinic visitors tend to see doctor regularly

Retail clinic visitors tend to see doctor regularly

In recent years, physician groups have knocked the growth of retail health clinics as an encroachment on their turf. But health care market researcher Kalorama Information says that’s not necessarily the case. Consumers who have visited a retail clinic in the past year are much more apt to have seen a physician in that time

Rite Aid’s RediClinic opens new clinics in N.J.

Rite Aid’s RediClinic opens new clinics in N.J.

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — RediClinic has opened six new retail health clinics inside Rite Aid drug stores in eastern New Jersey with partner Hackensack Meridian Health. The new RediClinics — in Toms River (two locations), Belford, Little Egg Harbor, Neptune and Old Bridge, N.J. — were officially launched Monday in a grand opening event in

The Little Clinic online tool will ‘hold your spot’

The Little Clinic online tool will ‘hold your spot’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A new online tool from The Little Clinic enhances the no-appointment-needed convenience of the in-store health clinic. The Kroger Co. retail clinic operator has launched “We’ll Hold Your Spot,” a service that enables patients to reserve a place in line via The Little Clinic website before they go to the clinic. The

In-store clinics catching on, studies find

In-store clinics catching on, studies find

NEW YORK — Findings from a pair of studies reveal positive trends for retail health clinics. A recent Harris Poll for Nielsen on patients visiting in-store clinics might hold vital information for retailers focusing on health and wellness, and a study conducted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) found retail health clinic visits

Retail health clinic visits on the upswing

Retail health clinic visits on the upswing

CHICAGO — Retail health clinics have seen their visits almost double over the past five years but haven’t drawn the same level of usage from health insurance exchange-covered individuals, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) study. Among commercially insured BCBSA members, retail clinic visits climbed from 12.2 visits per 1,000 members to

Report tracks in-store clinic surge

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The number of retail health clinics in the United States has increased by 38% to 2,215 since 2011, mostly as a result of expansion of the concept by major drug store chains, according to a new report from Kalorama ­Information. The report forecasts that the concept’s financial success and the growing acceptance

RediClinic enables online scheduling of appointments

RediClinic enables online scheduling of appointments

HOUSTON — Retail clinic operator RediClinic has rolled out online appointment scheduling from desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices. The Rite Aid Corp. subsidiary said Thursday that unlike existing registration systems that put patients in a queue, RediClinic’s online scheduling system allows patients to make a same-day or next-day appointment for a specific time at

MinuteClinics open in Chicago-area Target stores

MinuteClinics open in Chicago-area Target stores

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic’s locations in the Chicago area now include Target stores. CVS Health said Monday that MinuteClinics have opened inside 13 Target stores in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Lake counties in Illinois. Chicago represents MinuteClinic’s largest metropolitan market in the United States. The new retail health clinics give MinuteClinic 56 locations overall in

SSM Health to run St. Louis-area Walgreens clinics

SSM Health to run St. Louis-area Walgreens clinics

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In the St. Louis area, Walgreens is turning over the operation of its Healthcare Clinics to health system SSM Health. Walgreens said Monday that 27 Healthcare Clinics in Walgreens stores across the St. Louis region, including four clinics in Illinois, will transition to SSM Health this fall and become an extension of

MinuteClinic hits the 1,000 mark

MinuteClinic hits the 1,000 mark

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinic segment of CVS Health, has opened its 1,000th location nationwide. CVS said its newest clinic opened its doors Thursday on Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. “This 1,000th clinic milestone reflects our commitment to expand much needed access to health care across the United States,” MinuteClinic president Andrew

Competition escalates in retail clinic arena

Competition escalates in retail clinic arena

NEW YORK — The retail health clinic market is seeing competition intensify as the leading players expand their reach with new locations. Market leader MinuteClinic, part of CVS Health, got a big boost last month with CVS’ $1.9 billion deal to buy the pharmacy and clinic business of Target Corp. With the move, the approximately

CVS Health to buy Target’s pharmacy business

CVS Health to buy Target’s pharmacy business

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Health plans to acquire Target Corp.’s U.S. pharmacy and retail health clinics businesses for about $1.9 billion. CVS said Monday that it will buy more than 1,660 Target pharmacies across 47 states and operate them through a store-within-a-store format and that every new Target store that offers pharmacy services will include

Study: Retail clinics starting to show their value

Study: Retail clinics starting to show their value

Retail health clinics have much to offer the U.S. health care system in terms of providing ready access to affordable, primary care services, according to a new study by Manatt Health on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Titled “The Value Proposition of Retail Clinics”, the report — cited on the National Association of