--Clinic Open Seven Days A Week, With No Appointment Necessary--
Woonsocket, RI, Jan. 5, 2015 – Convenient and affordable treatment for common family illnesses is now available at the new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic inside the Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Miami Lakes at 16801 NW 67th Street. It is the first Navarro-based MinuteClinic and joins 22 other South Florida clinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores.
MinuteClinic at Navarro, and other clinics throughout South Florida, are open seven days a week with no appointment necessary.
Most major health insurance is accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and on MinuteClinic’s bilingual website www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most services starts at $89 - $99.
CVS Health is the parent company of both Navarro and MinuteClinic.
“This new location broadens both MinuteClinic and Navarro’s ability to serve patients in South Florida including the Hispanic community in Miami Lakes and beyond,” said Andrew Sussman, MinuteClinic President and Executive Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. “Our experienced nurse practitioners help adults and children feel better every day and make it easier and more affordable to obtain basic health care services in convenient locations close to home, school and work.”
MinuteClinic at Navarro is staffed by bilingual nurse practitioners who specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for acute 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.
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, and smoking cessation and weight loss management services.
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.
Individuals who visit MinuteClinic without a primary care provider are given a list of physicians in the community who are accepting new patients.
The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic at Navarro is located at 16801 NW 67th Street. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 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 more than 1,050 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. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 26 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, visit www.minuteclinic.com.