Few can argue that the population truly hit by the most recent recession has been the unemployed.
Although Walgreens no longer offers their Take Care Clinic, which included free healthcare services, CVS announced its own medical services — called the Minute Clinic — manned by nurses and medical assistants who can prescribe treatments for certain illnesses.
The Minute Clinic offers testing and treatment for:
- Flu/Strep Throat
- Diabetes/High-Blood Pressure
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Skin Conditions
- … amongst a slew of other ailments
The largest benefit for using CVS’s Minute Clinic seems to be cost. For unemployed workers who are under-insured or inadequately covered, a flat-rate fee for the more basic medical services can save individuals hundreds of dollars in medical costs [when compared to the hefty costs often seen from primary physician or emergency/urgicare facilities], at a time when that savings is needed the most.
For more information about CVS’s Minute Clinic, simply visit here.
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