CVS Health announced today that it has opened the first MinuteClinic locations in Utah. MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinic inside CVS Pharmacy stores, provides high quality, affordable care for a wide variety of acute, wellness and chronic disease care for patients age 18 months old and older, with expanded night and weekend hours and no appointment necessary. MinuteClinic also provides options for convenient telehealth visits.
"We're focused on helping increase access to high-quality, affordable health care for people in the communities where they live and work," said Sharon Vitti, president of MinuteClinic. "We look forward to MinuteClinic being a convenient resource for Utahns, both in person and virtually, as how people access care continues to evolve."
The new six MinuteClinic locations can be found inside CVS HealthHUB locations, the company's new store format. CVS HealthHUB locations were developed to help people manage chronic conditions more conveniently and affordably by improving the overall patient experience and featuring a wide array of accessible health-and-wellness products, clinical services, and expertise.
MinuteClinic is staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses; treat wounds, abrasions and sprains; and administer common vaccinations.
Prevention and wellness services offered at MinuteClinic include screening and monitoring for diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention, and smoking cessation. CVS HealthHUB locations also offer expanded services at MinuteClinic, such as annual diabetic exams, including retinopathy screenings; end-to-end sleep apnea solutions; and phlebotomy services.
Patients also can access the high-quality services provided at MinuteClinic virtually through E-Clinic or a MinuteClinic Video Visit from the comfort of their own home. Through the E-Clinic option, patients connect virtually with a local MinuteClinic provider via video conferencing, using a mobile device or computer. The visits are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested patients can request an E-Clinic visit at minuteclinic.com.
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, faxed or mailed 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 minuteclinic.com.
CVS HealthHUB locations also feature an on-site Care Concierge, who can help educate customers about new service offerings, navigate in-store services and connect them to a team of healthcare providers. Additionally, CVS HealthHUB locations include a greater selection of health-and-wellness products and more personalized support at CVS Pharmacy.