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MinuteClinic Opens New Walk-in Medical Clinic in Orland Park
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The clinic, located inside the CVS Pharmacy at the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care, will be open five days a week, with no appointment necessary.
Woonsocket, RI, April 11, 2018 – A new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic has opened inside the CVS Pharmacy store at 14290 South La Grange Road in Orland Park providing the community with convenient access to common health care services. The new clinic location, located within the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care building, is open five days a week, with no appointment necessary. The clinic will provide a wide array of high-quality, affordable wellness services for patients ages 18 months and older. MinuteClinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States.
“Our new clinic will help increase access to high-quality, affordable health care in an area that is convenient for people who live and work in Orland Park,” said Sharon Vitti, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, MinuteClinic. “We’re excited to introduce more Chicago-area residents to MinuteClinic’s growing suite of health care services and we look forward to bringing innovations and convenience to the way health care is delivered to the community.”
The MinuteClinic opening comes about two years after a clinical affiliation with UChicago Medicine was announced. Under the affiliation, CVS Health provides prescription and visit information to participating health care organizations like UChicago Medicine, an academic health system. The affiliation improves coordination of care between UChicago Medicine and CVS Health, as well as patients’ adherence to medication.
MinuteClinic is staffed by nurse practitioners who specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds and abrasions, and sprains, strains and joint pain are treated, and common vaccinations for conditions such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and hepatitis A and B are available.
Prevention and wellness services offered at MinuteClinic include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation. In addition, the nurse practitioners can evaluate and treat common skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis and rosacea.
At the conclusion of each MinuteClinic 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.
Most major health insurance is accepted at MinuteClinic. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and online at www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most services is between $89 and $129.
Individuals who visit MinuteClinic and do not have a primary care provider are given a list of physicians in the community who are accepting new patients. A new digital tool accessible via www.minuteclinic.com allows patients to view wait times at all MinuteClinic locations. They can also hold a place in line or schedule a future appointment from the convenience of their smartphone, computer or tablet.
The new clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The clinic will be closed for a legally required lunch break from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
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 37 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 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.minuteclinic.com.