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MinuteClinic debuts inside Manhattan CVS Pharmacy store

MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has opened inside the CVS Pharmacy store at 305 East 86th Street in Manhattan.

The new clinic is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. The clinic will provide a wide array of wellness services for patients age 18 months old and older.

“Our new clinic will help increase access to high-quality, affordable health care for people who live, work and attend school in Manhattan,” MinuteClinic senior vice president and executive director Sharon Vitti said in a statement. “We’re excited to bring our growing suite of healthcare services to the Upper East Side community, and we look forward to being a healthcare resource for residents, when and where they need us.”

MinuteClinic is staffed by nurse practitioners who specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for such common illnesses as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds and abrasions, sprains, strains and joint pain are treated, and common vaccinations for such conditions as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and hepatitis A and B are available.

Prevention and wellness services offered at MinuteClinic include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention, and smoking cessation. In addition, MinuteClinic nurse practitioners can evaluate and treat such common skin conditions as acne, dermatitis and rosacea.

MinuteClinic patients receive educational material, a prescription — when clinically appropriate — and a visit summary. A copy of the diagnostic record can be sent electronically, by fax or mail, 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 The cost for most services is between $89 and $129.

Individuals who visit MinuteClinic and do not have a primary care provider are given a list of physicians in the community who are accepting new patients. A new digital tool accessible via allows patients to view wait times at all MinuteClinic locations. Patients also can hold a place in line or schedule a future appointment from the convenience of their smartphone, computer or tablet.

The new clinic on East 86th Street will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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