Oct. 16, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in
and the Bay Area have opened inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in
counties. MinuteClinic is a division of CVS Caremark Corporation and the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States.
Three MinuteClinic locations are now operating in
and Sunnyvale CVS/pharmacy stores. Four additional clinics will begin to treat patients in November in
The walk-in medical clinics are open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Most major health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and on
. The cost for most services starts at
There are 35 MinuteClinic locations elsewhere in
spanning from the San Fernando Valley to
. MinuteClinic's entry into
is part of the company's national expansion plan to open 150 clinics nationwide in 2013.
"Since opening the first clinics in
in 2007, MinuteClinic has helped expand access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care to thousands of residents who have visited convenient CVS/pharmacy locations near where they live and work," said
, M.D., MinuteClinic President and CVS Caremark Senior Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer. "MinuteClinic can help support the primary care medical home in
at a time when the nation faces physician shortages coupled with increased patient demand as a result of the Affordable Care Act and an aging population."
Approximately half of MinuteClinic patients are seen on evenings, weekends and holidays, according to Sussman.