MinuteClinic opens in CVS Pharmacy in Queen Creek

CVS/minuteclinic has opened a new walk-in clinic inside the CVS/pharmacy store in Queen Creek at 21201 E. Ocotillo Road. There are now 21 locations in the Phoenix area, according to a press release.

The Queen Creek MinuteClinic is open seven days a week, including weekday evening hours, according to the release. The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic in Queen Creek operates 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Since opening our first store-based clinic in Arizona in 2006, we have helped to expand access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care to thousands of residents who have visited us at CVS/pharmacy locations near where they live and work,” Andrew Sussman, M.D., president of Minute-Clinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer of CVS Health, said in the release.

The clinic is part of MinuteClinic’s expansion plan to add 150 new clinics nationwide in 2014, according to the release.

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 and 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 including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to the release.

No appointments are required at Minute-Clinic 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.

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