A MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic is now open inside the CVS store in Cheshire at 905 South Main St. It's the seventh MinuteClinic location in the Central Connecticut area and the 19th location in the state.
MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, is the largest provider retail medical clinics in the United States.
“Since opening the first store-based clinic in Connecticut in 2006, MinuteClinic has helped to expand access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care to thousands of residents at CVS/pharmacy locations near where they live and work,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark Corporation.
MinuteClinic nurse practitioners specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available at most locations.
Walk-in camp, sports and college physicals are available daily. In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help patients identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health, including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
No appointments are required at MinuteClinic and most health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and on www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most treatment starts at $79.
MinuteClinic practitioners use a software program that at the conclusion of each visit generates educational material, an invoice and a prescription (when clinically appropriate) for the patient, as well as a diagnostic record that can be sent via electronic health record, fax or mail to a primary care provider with patient permission.
The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic in Cheshire operates from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.