Five Facts about Retail Clinics

August 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment


Retail clinics are designed to provide affordable, convenient and financially transparent healthcare.

  • Average in-network cost of an emergency-room visit is about $570 – which you’d likely pay out of pocket with a high-deductible plan design;
  • Average visit to an urgent care center is about $156;
  • Average visit to a retail clinic, such as CVS MinuteClinic, is about $110¹

According to a CVS Health study on the quality of care at retail clinics such as CVS MinuteClinic, healthcare received at retail clinics for common acute conditions such as ear infection, sore throat and urinary tract infection, is the same or better than care delivered in more costly emergency rooms and urgent care facilities.²

Haven’t tried a retail clinic yet? Here are five reasons why you should:

1. They’re conveniently located in select CVS, Walgreens, Target and other locations nationwide.

2. Most retail clinics are open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends.

3. Retail clinics offer a broad range of services, including illness, injury, vaccinations and more.

4. Quality care is provided by licensed practitioners, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

5. New clinic locations and services are added all the time.³

The bottom line: You can save yourself money and receive quality care by heading to a retail clinic for care of common conditions.

¹, ³ CVS Health and/or one of its affiliates.
² CVS Health Research Institute Data Shows Excellent Quality of Care at MinuteClinic for Common Acute Conditions. 10/2014.


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