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Flu shots available nationwide at Kroger pharmacies and The Little Clinic

Flu shots available nationwide at Kroger pharmacies and The Little Clinic

CINCINNATI —  Kroger Co. is offering flu shots at more than 2,100 pharmacy locations nationwide and 225 The Little Clinic. Flu shots are available for ages two and up, and high-dose flu shots are available for ages 65 and older. Kroger Family of Pharmacies welcome walk-ins, and all flu shots are administered by certified pharmacists or The

Kroger Health offering free blood glucose screenings

Kroger Health offering free blood glucose screenings

CINCINNATI — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 84 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, yet the majority are unaware due to the lack of specific symptoms. Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of Kroger Co., is leading a nationwide effort to prevent diabetes by offering free blood glucose screenings and

Kroger expands prescription drug safety program for teens

Kroger expands prescription drug safety program for teens

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. Family of Pharmacies today announced an expansion of its partnership with EVERFI to provide additional classrooms and high school students with drug abuse prevention education through the Prescription Drug Safety Network. The flagship digital program equips students with knowledge and skills to make safe and informed decisions about prescription medications. “We

The Little Clinic earns gold seal of approval for retail health care

The Little Clinic earns gold seal of approval for retail health care

CINCINNATI — The Little Clinic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. and a key cornerstone of Kroger Health’s nationwide health care assets, announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval  for Retail Health Care. Having demonstrated continuous compliance with the Commission’s nationally recognized standards, The Little Clinic has now been awarded this accreditation

Kroger announces plans to combat opioid abuse

Kroger announces plans to combat opioid abuse

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. Family of Pharmacies reported that it is taking several steps as part of a comprehensive commitment to help communities combat the nationwide opioid epidemic. Kroger currently stocks naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversing drug, in its 2,300 pharmacies across 35 states and the District of Columbia with more than 1,900 of those

Consumer-driven health care takes center stage

MORRISTOWN, N.J.— “Retail clinics have become mainstream and are helping expand access to high-quality and affordable care,” according to Tine Hansen-Turton, executive director of the Convenient Care Association. Hansen-Turton delivered her remarks in a presentation titled  “The Value Proposition of Convenient Care and How Retail-based Healthcare Clinics Can Build a Culture of Consumer-Driven Healthcare” at

Little Clinic partnership provides opioid alternatives

Little Clinic partnership provides opioid alternatives

NASHVILLE — Kroger Co.’s The Little Clinic has collaborated with Results Physiotherapy to offer patients additional treatments for a wide variety of conditions and injuries with a joint commitment to help patients live pain-free without prescription opioid medications. Clinics in Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Indiana will participate. “The Little Clinic increases access to important health

Kroger tabs Colleen Lindholz as new pharmacy chief

Kroger tabs Colleen Lindholz as new pharmacy chief

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Colleen Lindholz to president of pharmacy at Kroger in addition to her current role as president of The Little Clinic. Kroger said Monday that Lindholz, who has been The Little Clinic’s president since 2015, takes the Kroger pharmacy president reins from Philecia Avery, who resigned earlier this month to

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

Community pharmacies gear up for flu shot season

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for everyone over the age of six months, and retail pharmacies across the nation are spreading the word of their ability to provide such health services. Walgreens is now offering flu shots at all of its pharmacies (including Duane Reade

Kroger, The Little Clinic take aim at the flu, hunger

Kroger, The Little Clinic take aim at the flu, hunger

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is supporting Feeding America food banks through a new health and wellness program with its in-store pharmacies and The Little Clinic retail health clinics. Kroger said Monday that through April 1, 2017, it will donate one meal via the Feeding America food bank network for each flu shot administered at its

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

The Little Clinic earns Joint Commission Golden Seal

The Little Clinic earns Joint Commission Golden Seal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Little Clinic has earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for the third straight time. A Kroger Co. subsidiary, the retail health clinic operator said Monday that it initially earned accreditation in 2009, followed by reaccreditation in 2012 and 2015. The reaccreditation process occurs every three years. In its certification