MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider with Molina Healthcare of Ohio

June 3, 2015

MinuteClinic announced that it has become an in-network provider with Molina Healthcare of Ohio, a health care insurance plan serving 340,000 members.

PRESS RELEASE

WOONSOCKET, R.I.

,

June 3, 2015

/PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinic of CVS Health, announced that it has become an in-network provider with Molina Healthcare of

Ohio

, a health care insurance plan serving 340,000 members through government sponsored health programs throughout the state.

The largest and fastest growing provider of retail medical clinics in

the United States

, MinuteClinic has 60 locations in

Ohio

inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the

Akron

/

Canton

,

Cincinnati

,

Cleveland

,

Columbus

,

Dayton

and

Youngstown

metropolitan areas.

"This is an important development in the growth of our business and patient care as we expand our ability to serve even more people throughout

Ohio

," said

Andrew Sussman

, M.D., President, MinuteClinic and Executive Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health. "By offering high quality treatment in a convenient and accessible setting, we can work with Molina to lower health care costs in the state."

MinuteClinic locations are open seven days a week with no appointment necessary.

"We are excited to offer Molina members this convenient option to access high quality health care services through our partnership with MinuteClinic," said

Amy Schultz Clubbs

, president of Molina Healthcare of

Ohio

. "This allows our members to easily get basic services outside of typical medical office hours including weekends. MinuteClinic is a great addition to our existing network of providers and provides an appropriate alternative to unnecessary emergency room visits for certain conditions."

Molina Healthcare, Inc. provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. It serves more than three million members through locally operated health plans in 11 states across the nation and in the Commonwealth of

Puerto Rico

.

MinuteClinic is in-network with more than 275 health care insurance carriers throughout

the United States

.

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. 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.

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 clinics in

Ohio

operate from

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday

;

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday

; and

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday

.