A MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic has opened inside the CVS/pharmacy store in Brick at 989 Burnt Tavern Road.
MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, is the largest provider of retail medical clinics in the United States.
“Since opening the first store-based clinic in New Jersey in 2006, MinuteClinic has helped to expand access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care to thousands of residents at convenient CVS/pharmacy locations near where they live and work,” Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark Corporation, said in a prepared statement. “MinuteClinic can be part of the solution to New Jersey’s efforts to broaden access to quality medical services.”
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 & B are available at most locations. Walk-in camp, sports and college are available daily.
In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help patients identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health, including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
No appointments are required at MinuteClinic 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.
MinuteClinic practitioners use a software program that at the conclusion of each visit generates educational material, an invoice and a prescription (when clinically appropriate) for the patient, as well as a diagnostic record that can be sent via electronic health record, fax or mail to a primary care provider with patient permission.
The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic in Brick operates from 8:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.