Retailer to Launch In-Store Health Clinics

Published Online: Thursday, September 1, 2005

Rite Aid is opening health care centers in 10 of its stores in Portland, Ore, and the surrounding area. The retailer recently signed an agreement with Take Care Health Systems to open the clinics by November 1, 2005. The Take Care Health Centers will be staffed by 1 or 2 certified nurse practitioners.

The nurse practitioners will diagnose and treat common family illnesses and write commonly used prescriptions to treat these illnesses. They also will perform diagnostic screenings for diabetes, blood pressure disorders, and cholesterol disorders, as well as for sports physicals and for kidney health. In addition, vaccinations will be administered for many illnesses, including hepatitis, polio, flu, and chickenpox. The centers will be open 7 days a week, during store hours, with no appointment necessary. Health insurance and Medicare will be accepted.

Rite Aid plans to launch the concept nationally if the Oregon market test is successful. The retailer's latest program expands on its services in which its pharmacists provide consultation for a fee.

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