There are nearly 2,000 retail medical clinics in America, and nearly 3,000 are expected to be treating patients by 2017. This is because patients are finding tremendous value in retail health clinics as part of their health management.

Who uses retail clinics?

  • Patients/Families who have insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid but can't get in to see their doctor right away
  • Busy patients/families with crazy hours who want to get treatment before/after work or on the weekend
  • Busy parent whose child needs a school physical quickly
  • Patients who don't have insurance but can pay for treatment with cash or a debit/credit card
  • Patients with High Deductible Health Plans who are looking for affordable health care
  • Young professionals who aren't on their parents' health care plans
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Quality Health Care

Retail clinics are staffed by board certified nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants. These caring health care professionals are well-equipped to provide the basic services that many individuals need.

And they can also write prescriptions if needed for certain medications.

Convenient Hours & Locations

Convenient Hours, No Appointments, Pharmacy & Household Items in One Place

Retail clinics are typically open early in the morning, in the evening, and on the weekends. And no appointment is necessary, so you can seek treatment on your own timetable. Convenience is critical for most of us in today's fast-paced world.

Retail clinics located in supermarkets and drugstores also have a pharmacy on site and household products so you don't need to make an extra stop to fill a prescription or purchase tissues, cough medicine, juice, and other items you buy anyway.

Flexibility for Insured & Uninsured Patients

Flexibility for Insured & Unisured Patients

Have insurance? Great. Retail clinics accept most major health insurances. Typically a co-pay is due at the time of visit, just like a doctor’s office, but check with your health plan before visiting.

Don’t have insurance? Have a high-deductible health plan? No problem. Retail health clinics accept payment by cash and, in most facilities, check or debit/credit card.

Healthcare Cost Savings

Health Care Cost Savings

Have you ever seen a hospital bill from an emergency room visit? It’s easy to confuse the amount owed with your zip code. An average retail clinic visits cost around $55-$89, which can be as much as 80% less than an emergency room visit and 30-50% less than an urgent care facility visit or a trip to a specialist.

And many facilities post menu-style pricing inside their facilities so you can see exactly what everything costs before you are seen.

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Connected Medical Records

When you visit a retail clinic, your medical records can be sent to your primary care physician, a specialist, or a hospital as you wish. Many hospitals and retail clinics have developed partnerships to ensure a continuum of care for individuals. This helps ensure that all of your health care providers are on the same page regarding your health.