MinuteClinic Expands With New Walk-in Medical Clinics Inside Maryland Target Stores

MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened eight new locations inside Target stores in Maryland, including six in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

PRESS RELEASE

WOONSOCKET, R.I.

,

June 7, 2016

/PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened eight new locations inside Target stores in

Maryland

, including six in the

Baltimore

metropolitan area. The clinics located in stores in

Annapolis

,

Baltimore

(

Canton

),

Bel Air

,

Cockeysville

,

Ellicott City

,

Nottingham

,

Silver Spring

and

Towson

have been rebranded and converted to MinuteClinic. There are now 43 MinuteClinic locations in

Maryland

, including clinics in select CVS Pharmacy stores.

"The new MinuteClinic locations inside Target will offer the same scope of services available to patients at all our other clinics in

Maryland

and nationwide," said

Andrew Sussman

, M.D., President of MinuteClinic, and Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. "In addition, some services will be new to Target guests, including treatment for minor sprains and strains, contraceptive care and smoking cessation counseling."

MinuteClinic is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. Most major health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and at www.minuteclinic.com.

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants at MinuteClinic specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat; ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and indigestion. Acne, rashes and skin conditions; sprains and strains; and minor wounds and abrasions are also treated. Common vaccinations are available at most locations, such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A and B.

Prevention and wellness services include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation.

At the conclusion of each 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.

With the new MinuteClinic in Target locations, Sussman says MinuteClinic can continue to play a complementary role in working with primary care providers.MinuteClinic locations in

Maryland

are affiliated with MedStar Health and

University of Maryland

Medical System.

"About 50 percent of MinuteClinic visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays when patients may not be able to get an appointment with their primary care provider and otherwise may need to choose more expensive emergency department or urgent care options," he said. "Also, approximately half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic are 'medically homeless' and do not have a personal physician."

In

December 2015

, CVS Health acquired all Target pharmacies (1,672 locations across 47 states) and retail clinics (79 locations in seven states). Target-based pharmacy locations are being rebranded CVS Pharmacy over the next several months and will operate through a store-within-a-store format. Target clinic locations are being rebranded as MinuteClinic over the next few months as well.

The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside Target stores in

Maryland

operate from

9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

, Monday through Friday (

Annapolis

and

Baltimore

locations close at

7 p.m.

) and from

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

, Saturday and

9 a.m.

to

4 p.m. Sunday

(

Annapolis

and

Baltimore

locations open at

11 a.m.

).

MinuteClinic locations inside Maryland Target stores include:

Annapolis: 1911 Towne Centre Blvd.

Baltimore: 3559 Boston St.

Bel Air: 580 Marketplace Dr.

Cockeysville: 9901 York Rd.

Ellicott City: 4390 Montgomery Rd.

Nottingham: 5230 Campbell Blvd.

Silver Spring: 12000

Cherry Hill Rd.

Towson: 1238 Putty Hill Ave.