Five new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have opened in New York City, providing convenient access to acute health care services to the community.
Woonsocket, RI, August 7, 2017 — Five new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have opened in New York City, providing convenient access to acute health care services to the community. The new MinuteClinic locations are open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Located inside CVS Pharmacy stores, the clinics provide a wide array of wellness services that are high-quality and affordable for patients ages 18 months and up.
“Our new clinics will help increase access to high-quality, affordable health care in areas that are convenient for New Yorkers who live and work nearby,” said Sharon Vitti, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, MinuteClinic. “We’re excited to introduce even more New York City patients to MinuteClinic’s growing suite of health care services and we look forward to bringing innovations and convenience to the way health care is delivered to the community.”
The new locations are open seven days a week with no appointment necessary and are located inside five CVS Pharmacy stores in New York City, including:
MinuteClinic is staffed by 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 and abrasions, and sprains, strains and joint pain are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available.
Prevention and wellness services offered at MinuteClinic include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation. In addition, the nurse practitioners can evaluate and treat common skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis and rosacea.
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.
Most major health insurance is accepted at MinuteClinic. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and online at www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most services is between $89 and $129.
Individuals who visit MinuteClinic and do not have a primary care provider are given a list of physicians in the community who are accepting new patients. A new digital tool accessible via www.minuteclinic.com allows patients to view wait times at all MinuteClinic locations. They can also hold a place in line or schedule a future appointment from the convenience of their smartphone, computer or tablet.
The new clinics in Brooklyn and Jackson Heights will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 8:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am-5:30pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:30pm. The clinics in Manhattan will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-7:30pm, Saturday from 9:00am-5:30pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:30pm.