‘Minute Clinic’ at this Middle Village pharmacy offers patients a quick checkup when they need it

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Receiving healthcare services just got a little bit easier for Middle Village residents.

CVS Pharmacies has recently announced that their popular “MinuteClinic” walk-in medical clinic service has opened at the CVS located at 79-60 Metropolitan Ave. at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and 80th Street, as well as the CVS located on Kings Highway in Brooklyn.

MinuteClinic allows people to walk in to their local CVS Pharmacy and receive a diagnosis, treatment and prescriptions for acute illnesses including strep throat, strep ear, as well as eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections.

The nurse practitioners on hand at the MinuteClinic specialize in family healthcare and can also treat minor wounds and abrasions, sprains, strains and joint pain, and are qualified to give out common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A and B, while offering Hepatitis C screening tests.

“With these new locations in Brooklyn and Queens, MinuteClinic will help increase access to high-quality, convenient and affordable health care in areas where patients live and work,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president of MinuteClinic and executive vice president and associate chief medical officer of CVS Health. “These clinics will also introduce even more patients to our growing suite of health care services as we continue to bring innovations and convenience to the way health care is delivered.”

The new MinuteClinic will also offer screenings and aid patients in monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and help in quitting smoking.

The nurse practitioners on staff can evaluate and treat common skin conditions like acne, dermatitis and rosacea.

After ever MinuteClinic visit, patients will receive educational material, a prescription when needed, and a visit summary. A copy of the diagnostic record can be sent electronically, by fax or mail, to the patient’s primary care provider with their permission.

MinuteClinic accepts most major health insurance plans. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices usually range between $89 and $129, and treatment prices will be posted at each clinic and online at minuteclinic.com.

Individuals who visit MinuteClinic and do not have a primary care provider are given a list of physicians in the community who are accepting new patients.

MinuteClinics are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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