Published in Managed Care Weekly Digest, September 6th, 2004
Well, quick alternatives to the doctor's office are coming to 8 Baltimore-area Target stores. A Minnesota company is setting up clinics that can treat ailments such as strep throat, pink eye, bronchitis, flu and seasonal allergies - fast.
MinuteClinic's slogan is, "You're sick. We're quick."
An office visit and test for strep throat costs $48 for patients paying out of pocket. Visits for earaches, bronchitis and pink eye cost $44. Clinics will offer flu shots October 1.
Linda Hall Whitman, the chief executive officer of the Minneapolis-based company, said the market is ripe for convenient and...
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