WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened six new locations inside Target stores in South Florida. The clinics located in stores in Boynton Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Miami and West Palm Beach have been rebranded and converted to MinuteClinic. There are now 28 MinuteClinic locations in South Florida, including clinics in select CVS Pharmacy stores and Navarro Discount Pharmacy.
"The new MinuteClinic locations inside Target will offer the same scope of services available to patients at all our other clinics in Florida and nationwide," said Andrew Sussman, M.D., President of MinuteClinic, and Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. "In addition, some services will be new to Target guests, including treatment for minor sprains and strains, contraceptive care and smoking cessation counseling."
MinuteClinic is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. Most major health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and at www.minuteclinic.com.
Nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat; ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and indigestion. Acne, rashes and skin conditions; sprains and strains; and minor wounds and abrasions are also treated. Common vaccinations are available at most locations, such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A and B.
Prevention and wellness services include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation.
At the conclusion of each visit, patients receive educational material, a prescription (when clinically appropriate) and a visit summary. A copy of the diagnostic record can be sent electronically, or by fax or mail, to a primary care provider with patient permission.
With the new MinuteClinic in Target locations, Sussman says MinuteClinic can continue to play a complementary role in working with primary care providers.
MinuteClinic locations in South Florida are affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.
"About 50 percent of MinuteClinic visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays when patients may not be able to get an appointment with their primary care provider and otherwise may need to choose more expensive emergency department or urgent care options," he said. "Also, approximately half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic are 'medically homeless' and do not have a personal physician."
In December 2015, CVS Health acquired all Target pharmacies (1,672 locations across 47 states) and retail clinics (79 locations in seven states). Target-based pharmacy locations have been rebranded CVS Pharmacy and are operating through a store-within-a-store format. Target clinic locations have been rebranded as MinuteClinic.
The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside Target stores in South Florida operate from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Miami locations close at 7 p.m.) and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (Miami locations open at 11 a.m.).
MinuteClinic locations inside South Florida Target stores include:
Boynton Beach: 650 N. Congress Ave.
Davie: 5800 S. University Dr.
Deerfield Beach: 3599 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
Miami: 7800 SW 104th St.
Miami: 10101 W. Flagler St.
West Palm Beach: 10155 Okeechobee Blvd.
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 more than 1,100 locations in 33 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 30 million patient visits, with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive four 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, visit www.minuteclinic.com.