Just in time for spring training and quickly approaching summer camp, Walgreens Take Care Clinics is offering $39 dollar physicals nationwide at select stores. The exams are administered by board certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Families have the added convenience of walk-in and online appointment scheduling available.
Below is the full press release with more information:
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. March 7, 2012 –– Take Care Health Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) and the largest and most comprehensive manager of convenient care clinics and worksite health and wellness centers in the country, is now offering sports and camp physicals for just $39. The physicals, regularly $60, are available until October and administered by board certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
“Camp and sports physicals present an important opportunity for families to meet with a trusted health care professional who can screen patients for undetected health conditions, identify children that may be at risk for injury or spark conversations about overall health and wellness,” said Sandra Ryan, RN, MSN, CPNP, FAANP and chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems. “These exams are also a convenient opportunity to check whether immunizations are up-to-date and administer them if need be. It’s all about helping ensure the overall health of a patient and the community, on the patient’s terms.”
Take Care Clinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants can administer appropriate immunizations for school-aged children, such as flu, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), Menactra (meningitis), Varicella (chicken pox), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and GARDASIL® (HPV). It is recommended that patients bring a copy of their vaccination record and medical history to the Take Care Clinic in preparation to receive a sports or camp physical or immunization.
“Take Care Clinics are a high-quality, affordable health care option, especially during busy times,” said Heather Helle, divisional vice president for Take Care Health’s Consumer Solutions Group. “The clinic’s extended evening and weekend hours give families the flexibility to access care with our experienced clinicians when it works for their schedule. Appointments are not required, but can now be scheduled online through our website, which also shows estimated wait times at each clinic for walk-ins.”
Sports and camp physicals at Take Care Clinics do not take the place of a child’s yearly health exam and complete developmental assessment. Take Care Health professionals encourage all patients to have a primary care provider or pediatrician who can facilitate this relationship. Patients without a primary care provider will be referred to one for further evaluation and treatment as needed. Visit records will be shared with a patient’s provider if requested, and all patients will be given a copy of their visit record to share with other providers.
High school and middle school level, pre-participation sports physicals are not available at Take Care Clinics in Kansas.
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2011 sales of $72 billion. The company operates 7,840 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy service includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.