More chains add walk-in clinics

August 14, 2006

Yet more chains are adding in-store clinics. The latest to go this route is Medicine Shoppe International (MSI), which is hooking up with MindGent Healthcare Clinics to open Classic Care Clinics.

More chains add walk-in clinics

Yet more chains are adding in-store clinics. The latest to go this route is Medicine Shoppe International (MSI), which is hooking up with MindGent Healthcare Clinics to open Classic Care Clinics. These clinics will premiere in select Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy Stores in Indiana and Ohio. The franchisor projects that more than 100 stores will have these walk-in centers by the end of 2007. According to Jeff Foreman, VP of pharmacy solutions for MSI, the clinics will take up a footprint of approximately 100 sq. ft., can be retrofitted to most of the company's stores, and will be placed in the most appropriate space available. Similarly, Kerr Drug has opened three SmartCare Family Medical Centers in South Carolina and is scheduled to roll out three in North Carolina next month. From now until the end of October, SmartCare is offering complimentary bone density analyses, dermascans, and body fat analyses, and $10 cholesterol screenings. Coupons for these complimentary and discounted services will be distributed by mail and at Kerr Drug Stores and SmartCare Centers.

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