Rite Aid Corp. recently opened 24 RediClinics inside select community pharmacies situated across 2 large metropolitan markets, following the pharmacy chain's acquisition of the retail clinic operator in April 2014.
Rite Aid Corp. recently opened 24 RediClinics inside select community pharmacies situated across 2 large metropolitan markets, following the pharmacy chain’s acquisition of the retail clinic operator in April 2014.
The openings were officially celebrated on February 4, 2015, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Rite Aid pharmacy in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Attendees included Rite Aid President and COO Ken Martindale, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Robert Thompson, and RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin.
“Today marks an important milestone not only for Rite Aid and RediClinic, but for our customers in greater Baltimore/Washington DC and Philadelphia, too,” Martindale said in a press release about the event. “As a community pharmacy, we are on the front lines of community health every day and it's critical that we provide the types of programs, resources and services needed to help our customers live and stay well. Providing high-quality, convenient and affordable healthcare through an in-store RediClinic is just 1 example of how we are taking our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our customers to the next level.”
The newly opened RediClinics are staffed by board-certified nurse practitioners who in collaboration with local physicians can treat and write prescriptions for more than 30 common medical conditions. Patients can also visit the clinics to receive a number of preventative services, including screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams.
“As 1 of the pioneers in convenient care, RediClinic has provided more than 1.5 million consumers with easy access to high-quality, affordable health care since 2005,” Golinkin said. “Now, as a part of Rite Aid, we are bringing our services and programs to new customers in new markets, helping Rite Aid take even better care of its customers.”
Rite Aid hopes to expand the availability of pharmacy-based RediClinics in the near future, with openings planned in the greater Seattle market for the spring, and additional clinic openings in Texas on the drug chain’s radar.