CVS Health opens UChicago MinuteClinic location

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CVS Health opens UChicago MinuteClinic location

By David Salazar - 04/12/2018
CVS Health has added a MinuteClinic to its CVS Pharmacy location inside the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care building. The Orland Park MinuteClinic will be open five days a week, the Woonsocket, R.I.-based company said.,

“Our new clinic will help increase access to high-quality, affordable health care in an area that is convenient for people who live and work in Orland Park,” CVS Health senior vice president and MinuteClinic executive director Sharon Vitti said. “We’re excited to introduce more Chicago-area residents to MinuteClinic’s growing suite of health care services and we look forward to bringing innovations and convenience to the way health care is delivered to the community.”

The MinuteClinic is opening two years into CVS Health’s clinical affiliation with health system UChicago Medicine, through which CVS health provides participant health orgniazations with prescription and visit information. The company said the partnership was designed to improve care coordination between the health system and CVS Health, as well as boost patient medication adherence.

CVS Health said the nures practitioner-staffed MinuteClinic location would offer diagnosis and treatment for such common illnesses as strep throat, common infections and minor wounds, as well as common vaccinations It also will offer health screenings and monitoring for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation, among other wellness services.