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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems has praised the designation of National Convenient Care Clinic Week by Sens. Dan Inouye, D-Hawaii, and Thad Cochran, R-Miss.
National Convenient Care Clinic Week plays out against the backdrop of the third annual Retail Clinician Education Congress, co-hosted by The Drug Store News Group/Retail Clinician magazine and the Convenient Care Association.
“The resolution recognizes the role convenient care clinics, such as Take Care Clinics, can play in providing accessible and cost-effective healthcare options to complement the traditional healthcare model,” Take Care Health Systems said Monday. “It acknowledges the opportunity that exists given the worsening primary care provider shortage the country is faced with, highlighting the quality of care that is received at the clinics. It calls on the Senate to support the establishment of clinics so that more people will have “access to the cost-effective and necessary emergent and preventative services provided in the clinics.”
Take Care Clinics are professional walk-in healthcare centers located in more than 350 Walgreens drug stores across the country. Clinics are open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends, giving patients the option to access a variety of health care services, including screenings and vaccinations, at their convenience. No appointment is necessary.
Added Hal Rosenbluth, Walgreens SVP, Walgreens' health-and-wellness division and co-founder of Take Care Health Systems, “We are honored to see the Senate recognize the contribution of convenient care clinics to the health care delivery system. As pioneers in this field, Take Care Health Systems takes great pride in helping to establish the convenient care industry and its lead caregiver – the nurse practitioner -- as an important piece of the health care delivery system. Based on the more than three million patients treated at our clinics over nearly five years in business, it’s clear that consumers have embraced the model for its convenience, affordability and high-quality care.”
In related news, MinuteClinic also is celebrating the the inaugural National Convenient Care Clinic Week, alongside the Convenient Care Association.
"We salute the work of MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants across the country who are delivering high-quality medical services and helping to create a more accessible and affordable choice in care for millions of Americans," said Andrew Sussman M.D., MinuteClinic president and SVP/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark. "At MinuteClinic, we've now served more than 7.5 million patients, and we are continuing to expand our scope of care by offering innovative services that respond to patient demand."