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MinuteClinic becomes participating provider with Tricare in Western states


WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has become an in-network provider with TriWest, the Western region plan contractor for Tricare — the healthcare insurance program for Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families.

Tricare provides healthcare insurance services to 2.9 million lives in the western region, including those in six western states where MinuteClinic operates walk-in clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores: Arizona, California, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Nevada. MinuteClinic already is contracted with Health Net (Tricare North region contractor) and Humana Military (Tricare South region contractor) and now offers care to Tricare members across the United States.

"As we look to add approximately 100 clinics a year nationwide over the next four years, this is an important development in the growth of our business and patient care in these states," stated Andrew Sussman, president of MinuteClinic and SVP/associate chief medical officer for CVS Caremark. "By offering high-quality treatment in a convenient setting, we can work with Tricare to help reduce healthcare insurance expenses for military families, as well as the amount of time they spend away from home and the workplace."

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