|MedStar Health And Rite Aid To Launch Health Clinics In Rite Aid Stores
MedStar Health, Rite Aid Corporation and Consumer Health
Services Inc. (CHS) have entered into an agreement to launch MedStar
PromptCare walk-in health clinics inside select Rite Aid stores.
The clinics will open at four locations in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas, the companies said.
MedStar Health is a $3.3 billion not-for-profit
healthcare organization and a community-based network of eight
hospitals and other healthcare services in the Baltimore-Washington
Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s
largest drugstore chains and Consumer Health Services Inc. (CHS)
manages on-site consumer health centers.
Under the agreement, MedStar Health will provide
clinical oversight and ensure access to necessary follow-up specialty
and acute medical services for the clinics. This partnership will
provide patients medical care, without an appointment, that is
integrated with MedStar Health-affiliated physicians and hospitals.
MedStar PromptCare clinics will be staffed by physicians
to provide treatment for most commonly occurring ailments such as strep
throat, flu and urinary tract infections; minor injuries such as
lacerations, sprains and minor fractures; as well as health and
wellness screenings and vaccinations.
MedStar PromptCare physicians will be credentialed by
and have admitting privileges to MedStar Health’s hospitals,
including Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center
in Washington, D.C.; as well as Montgomery General Hospital in
Montgomery County, Md.; and Franklin Square Hospital Center, Good
Samaritan Hospital, Harbor Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital, which
are all located in Baltimore.
Patients will be able to pay with cash, credit card or, for most major health insurance plans, their insurance co-pay.
Address: MedStar Health, 5565 Sterrett Place, Columbia, MD 21004; (410) 772-6500, www.medstarhealth.org.