A MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic has opened inside the CVS/pharmacy store in Foster City at 987 East Hillsdale Boulevard. It is the first MinuteClinic location in San Mateo County and the 39th location in the state. MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, is the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States.
“Since opening our first store-based clinic in California in 2006, we have helped to expand access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care to thousands of residents who have visited us at CVS/pharmacy locations near where they live and work,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark Corporation.
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. Walk-in camp, sports and college physicals are available daily. 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.
No appointments are required at MinuteClinic and most health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and on www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most treatment starts at $79.
MinuteClinic 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 clinic in Foster City operates from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
MinuteClinic is a division of CVS Caremark Corporation (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 700 locations in 27 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 17 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.