WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside Target stores in the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham areas are now open. The Target-based clinics – located in three Charlotte-area stores in Charlotte and Concord and eight stores in The Triangle in Apex, Carey, Durham, Raleigh and Wake Forest – have been rebranded and converted to MinuteClinic. They join 30 additional MinuteClinic locations in the Charlotte area and 15 in the Raleigh-Durham area inside select CVS Pharmacy stores.
"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," said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President of CVS MinuteClinic, and Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. "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."
MinuteClinic is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. Most major health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and at www.MinuteClinic.com.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants at MinuteClinic specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat; ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections; nausea, vomiting and diarrhea; heartburn and indigestion. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions, sprains and strains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available at most locations.
Prevention and wellness services include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention, smoking cessation and weight loss management in partnership with the Dash for Healthtm program.
At the conclusion of each visit, patients receive educational material, a prescription (when clinically appropriate) and a visit summary. A copy of the diagnostic record can be sent electronically, or by fax or mail, to a primary care provider with patient permission.
With the new MinuteClinic in Target locations, Sussman says MinuteClinic can continue to play a complementary role in working with primary care providers.
"About 50 percent of MinuteClinic visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays when patients may not be able to get an appointment with their primary care provider and otherwise may need to choose more expensive emergency department or urgent care options," he said. "Also, approximately half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic are 'medically homeless' and do not have a personal physician."
Patients who visit MinuteClinic without a primary care provider are provided a list of physicians in the area who are accepting new patients, said Sussman.
The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside Target stores in Charlotte and The Triangle operate from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
MinuteClinic locations inside Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham Target stores include:
- Charlotte: 12830 Walker Branch Rd; 9841 Northlake Centre Pkwy.
- Concord: 6150 Bayfield Pkwy.
- Apex: 1201 Beaver Creek Commons Dr.
- Cary: 7129 O'Kelly Chapel Rd. & 2021 Walnut St.
- Durham: 4037 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. & 8210 Renaissance Pkwy.
- Raleigh: 7900 Old Wake Forest Rd. & 4191 The Circle at North Hills St.
- Wake Forest: 12000 Retail Dr.
CVS Minuteclinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 27 million patient visits, with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive four consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.minuteclinic.com.