January 13, 2016   Darren Behuniak

First CVS MinuteClinic Open in Center City Philadelphia and More Retail Clinic News

Sleek, modern buildings dominate Philadelphia’s skyline. Until 1987, a gentlemen’s agreement limited building construction to the height of City Hall. Today, lights emanate from dozens of buildings, making the nation’s fifth largest city sparkle.

Retail clinic news: Philadelphia residents now have access to a new CVS MinuteClinic location at 1500 Spruce St. in Center City; Walgreens is switching to Epic EHRs; and the number of retail health clinics is expected to continue growing.


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December 18, 2015   Darren Behuniak

Retail Clinic News: CVS MinuteClinic Adding Appointment Scheduling and More

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Latest retail clinic news: CVS MinuteClinic announces app plans for 2016, the Walgreens-Rite Aid deal is getting a heavy look from federal regulators, and a great article from U.S. News and World Report about choosing health plans to match your drug prescription needs.


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November 24, 2015   Darren Behuniak

What the Walgreens-Rite Aid Deal Means for Retail Clinics – and You

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It seems like big-time mergers and acquisitions are everywhere these days. In the beer world, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser, etc.) is buying SABMiller (Miller Lite, etc.). American Airlines and US Airways merging. And now, two major pharmacy chains will join forces to compete with CVS Health, leaving us two major choices in the drugstore world. What does the Walgreens-Rite Aid deal mean for us as consumers?


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October 14, 2015   Darren Behuniak

Retail Clinic News: CVS Launching Eye Centers and Expanded Glasses Services, Retail Health Visits Increasing

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Continuing its mission to offer more health services for its customers/patients, CVS Health announced on October 5 that it will begin providing optical and hearing services.


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September 20, 2015   Darren Behuniak

Retail Clinic News: CVS Teams with Telehealth Companies and More

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Are you familiar with “telehealth” – seeing a physician virtually through a phone or tablet? This is a growing industry – and CVS is making it easier for people to “visit” doctors through their latest partnerships.


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August 1, 2015   Darren Behuniak

Retail Clinic News Round-Up: Rite Aid, HealthSpot Launch Telehealth Stations in Ohio & More

Photo Credit: Med City News

Earlier this month, the popular drugstore chain Rite Aid and HealthSpot, one of the more intriguing spins on telehealth, announced they would collaborate to treat patients at 25 of Rite Aid’s stores in Ohio. If you haven’t seen HealthSpot in action, it is definitely worth watching a video tour.


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June 16, 2015   Darren Behuniak

Major Impact: Target’s Retail Pharmacies Purchased by CVS for $1.9 Billion

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When you pick up your prescriptions or pain meds, do you visit a Target pharmacy? If so, you’ll soon see a different yet familiar company’s name above your pharmacist’s window: CVS.


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May 29, 2015   Darren Behuniak

CVS MinuteClinic Surpasses 25 Million Visits

MinuteClinic Visits 25 Million

CVS Health announced in a press release that its MinuteClinic walk-in health clinics have surpassed 25 million patient visits since launching the first clinic in 2000. Now with nearly 1,000 locations, MinuteClinic seems poised to continue as the market leader in the retail clinic space.


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April 29, 2015   Darren Behuniak

Retail Clinic Visits Now Exceed 10 Million Annually

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According to a new report, Americans are utilizing retail health clinics more than 10 million times per year.


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March 5, 2015   Darren Behuniak

Whole Foods May be Treating Strep Throat Soon, Considering Retail Clinic Launch

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If you’ve ever visited a Whole Foods grocery store, you know the vibe inside. Most locations are bustling, high-energy environments filled with busy professionals hitting the salad buffet, moms and dads pushing shopping carts flowing over with organic foods, and college graduates with grocery lists trying to eat healthy on a budget. But finding organic foods may […]


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February 17, 2015   Darren Behuniak

Rite Aid to Open Retail Clinics in Pennsylvania, Maryland & D.C.

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Drug store chain Rite Aid has announced it will open retail clinics in the Philadelphia area, with more to follow later in the year.


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November 15, 2014   Darren Behuniak

Retail Clinics and Telemedicine Meet in Major Target, Kaiser Permanente Alliance

Target Clinic-Kaiser Permanente

Two giants in their respective industries have announced an innovative partnership model, with health care and convenience meeting at the core of the deal. Retail giant Target and Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans serving approximately 9.6 million members, announced that they will partner on four walk-in retail clinic stores in California.


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October 1, 2014   Darren Behuniak

Wal-Mart to Offer Healthcare Services Starting at $4 for Employees, $40 for Consumers

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Four dollars can get you a lot of different items at Wal-Mart. Laundry detergent, a two-box Cheerios pack, or some socks, for instance. But now you can add health screenings, vaccines, and strep throat treatment to the list, as the massive retailer has launched 12 new Walmart Care Clinics in Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina.


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August 2, 2014   Darren Behuniak

Walgreens Retail Clinics Working with Physicians in Arizona

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We love to see this news! Walgreens’  Health Clinic, the nation’s second largest retail clinic chain, has partnered with physicians from Arizona Priority Care to help “improve patient care and quality outcomes.”


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