WOONSOCKET – CVS Health announced on Thursday that the organization reached a milestone, opening its 1000th walk-in medical clinic. The Washington, D.C. MinuteClinic opened on Dupont Circle joining its predecessors in a 15-year march across 31 states and the District of Columbia.
“This 1,000th clinic milestone reflects our commitment to expand much needed access to health care across the United States,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., MinuteClinic President and Executive Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health in a release. “Whether it’s treating patients in urban centers like Washington, D.C. or developing new ways to deliver care in other settings, the MinuteClinic mission to provide accessible health care will continue to evolve. In the years ahead, we intend to offer new and innovative medical services to patients through in-store clinics, expanded telehealth services and clinical collaborations with a growing list of more than 60 major health care system affiliates nationwide.”
The MinuteClinic brand, the first retail medical clinic fully accredited by the Joint Commission accrediting agency, was said to have provided care through more than 26 million patient visits nationwide.
Specializing in family health care, MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses, treat minor wounds and abrasions, and administer vaccinations. Walk-in physicals for camp, sports and college are also offered on a daily basis.