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

The report, “Building a Culture of Health: The Value Proposition of Retail Clinics,” was conducted by health care consulting firm Manatt Health and published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Retail clinics, which have grown 900% since 2006 to more than 1,800 locations in the U.S., are becoming ingrained in the country’s health care landscape. The report discusses how retail clinic utilization has been fueled in part by growing collaboration with hospitals and health systems to manage patients’ overall health. Major players, such as CVS/MinuteClinic, Walgreens, Target, The Little Clinic, and RiteAid RediClinic, have developed relationships with other providers to share patient health information. The report

Other topics in the report include the growing role of telehealth in retail medicine, providing and measuring quality of care, improving access in underserved communities, and the expanded availability of other services within retail clinics such as health insurance procurement, food security, and housing.

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PHOTO CREDIT: CVS NEWSROOM

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