Although different operators employ slightly different approaches, the overall business model for retail clinics is quite consistent. It involves the provision of basic healthcare services at a low cost, in a facility conveniently located in a busy retail outlet, with broad hours of operation. Locations such as drug stores, food stores and other popular retail outlets with pharmacies enable patient accessibility and make it easy for patients to get their prescriptions filled nearby. They can also encourage customers to stay longer at the store and make more purchases, providing indirect income to the retail outlet.
In this market research report, Kalorama outlines many of the factors that will determine the future of the retail clinic concept:
- State of the Market in 2012: Acceptance? More Work to Do?
- Top Competitors and Number of Clinic Locations
- Top U.S. Cities for Retail Clinics
- Patient Traffic Trends
- What Consumers, Physicians and Legislators Think About Retail Clinics
- 'Out of Pocket' Healthcare Spending and its Impact on Retail Clinics
- Health Care Reform and Retail Clinics
- Revised Projections for Future Growth of Clinics Based on Market Developments
- Markets for Vaccines to Retail Clinics
- Markets for POC Diagnostic Products to Retail clinics
- Calculations of the Indirect Revenue that Clinics Can Add to Store Income
- Company Profiles of Major Retail Clinic Companies
CHAPTER ONE: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Growing Acceptance? Store Growth Trends US Healthcare Trends Favorable to Clinics Key Retail Clinic Cities Retail Clinic Traffic Trends Retail Clinics Sales Trends Suppliers Scope and Methodology CHAPTER TWO: INTRODUCTION The Healthcare Industry Out-of-pocket Expenditure Growth Drivers Out-of-Pocket Growth Constraints Convenience Clinics vs. Urgent Care Clinics Retail Clinic Business Model Services Staffing Growth Drivers Challenges Retail Clinic Legislation Choice of Outlet