Bartell Drugs, Kaiser Permanente open 13th CareClinic
SEATTLE — Another CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente has opened at Bartell Drugs, the health system announced Thursday. The clinic, which is now open to Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents, marks the 13th clinic that Bartell Drugs and Kaiser Permanente operate.
“Patients come to our CareClinics for quality and convenient care,” said Kaiser Permanente clinician Michael Erickson, CareClinic chief. “We’ve proven that CareClinics live up to the promise of quickly diagnosing and treating common ailments. We get you in, taken care of and on your way for an affordable price.”
Kaiser Permanente said that visits cost $75 for patients without health coverage, or a patient can bill their insurance plan. Members of Kaiser Permanente have their visit information included in their electronic health record to allow for more coordinated care, and records can be shared with a patient’s primary care physician if they are non-members.
The new CareClinic will offer services seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Kaiser Permanente said it plans to add two more clinics by the end of the year at Bartell Drugs stores in Snoqualmie Ridge and Redmond Town Center.
“Bartell Drugs guests have told us they want the ability to get care and treatment as well as everyday necessities in one place,” Bartelll Drugs’ director of CareClinic operations, John Lewis said. “That’s why we’re so excited to continue our expansion in order to offer our services to more communities around the region.”