WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinic of CVS Health, announced that it has become an in-network provider with Molina Healthcare of Ohio, a health care insurance plan serving 340,000 members through government sponsored health programs throughout the state.
The largest and fastest growing provider of retail medical clinics in the United States, MinuteClinic has 60 locations in Ohio inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Akron/Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Youngstown metropolitan areas.
"This is an important development in the growth of our business and patient care as we expand our ability to serve even more people throughout Ohio," said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President, MinuteClinic and Executive Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health. "By offering high quality treatment in a convenient and accessible setting, we can work with Molina to lower health care costs in the state."
MinuteClinic locations are open seven days a week with no appointment necessary.
"We are excited to offer Molina members this convenient option to access high quality health care services through our partnership with MinuteClinic," said Amy Schultz Clubbs, president of Molina Healthcare of Ohio. "This allows our members to easily get basic services outside of typical medical office hours including weekends. MinuteClinic is a great addition to our existing network of providers and provides an appropriate alternative to unnecessary emergency room visits for certain conditions."
Molina Healthcare, Inc. provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. It serves more than three million members through locally operated health plans in 11 states across the nation and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
MinuteClinic is in-network with more than 275 health care insurance carriers throughout the United States.
MinuteClinic nurse practitioners specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available at most locations. In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help patients identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health, including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Practitioners use a software program that at the conclusion of each visit generates educational material, an invoice and a prescription (when clinically appropriate) for the patient, as well as a diagnostic record that can be sent via electronic health record, fax or mail to a primary care provider with patient permission.
The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Ohio operate from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
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 nearly 1,000 locations in 31 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 25 million patient visits, with a 95% customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive three 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, visitwww.minuteclinic.com