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. Hearing Centers will launch in the Dallas and Cleveland markets, while Optical Centers will launch at five locations in the Baltimore/D.C. area.
About the Hearing Centers
*Staffed by licensed audiologists and hearing instrument specialists
*Offering free hearing screenings and free in-store hearing checks and cleanings
*Hearing aid products and customized ear plugs available
*Noise simulation testing
*Many insurance plans accepted
About the Optical Centers
*Open seven days a week
*Comprehensive eye exams administered by optometrists three days a week (walk-ins and appointments)
*Prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses
*Access to 600+ frames and sunglasses for men, women, and children
*Free cleanings and adjustments
*Eyeglasses will have a 90-day total-satisfaction guarantee (one-year guarantee for glasses purchases for children up to age 14)
Retail Clinic & Urgent Care Visits Increasing
Data shows that urgent care visits increased 19% from 2010 through this year, from 148.8 million annual visits to 176.8 million annual visits. Retail clinic visits have climbed 76%, from 10.7 million annual visits in 2010 to 18.8 million annual visits in 2015.
Note: You can use this website to find a retail clinic near you.