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MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinic Opens Inside CVS/pharmacy Store in SM

 

A MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic has opened inside the CVS/pharmacy store in Santa Monica at 2505 Santa Monica Boulevard. It is the first location in Santa Monica and the 15th location in Los Angeles County. MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, is the largest and fastest growing provider of retail medical clinics in the United States.

"Since opening the first store-based clinic in California in 2007, MinuteClinic has helped to expand access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care to thousands of residents" 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 http://www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most treatment starts at $79.

The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic in Santa Monica operates from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

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