We usually reserve this blog for events, restaurant reviews and other lighthearted stuff, but sometimes I find other unexciting things worth sharing.
This time, it’s the CVS Minute Clinic. Maybe you noticed this logo the last time you ran into CVS to pick up a pack of gum and wondered what it was. I did too.
After fighting a cold for the past two weeks, I finally decided some antibiotics were probably the only way to rid myself of the nasty bug. Not having a regular doctor, I thought I’d have to settle for a visit to Urgent Care (shudder the thought). Instead, I decided to stop into the Minute Clinic.
They chose a great name for this in-store Urgent Care replica … in less than 30 minutes I was seen by a nurse practitioner, diagnosed (Bronchitis, yuck!) and given prescriptions which conveniently were sent electronically to the store’s pharmacy just 50 yards away.
This is a brilliant strategy by CVS! They offer a service comparable (or better) than walk-in clinics, it’s faster, and they provide their pharmacy with a direct stream of patients.
For a complete list of prices, treatments and locations, visit their Web site: http://www.minuteclinic.com.