MinuteClinic expands in Northern Va. Target stores

WASHINGTON — MinuteClinic, the quick stop clinics for nonlife threatening health emergencies located inside CVS stores, is now in seven more Target stores in Northern Virginia.

Clinics in Target locations in Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Gainesville, Leesburg, Manassas and Sterling have all been rebranded as MinuteClinic.

MinuteClinic now has 31 locations in Northern Virginia and 52 throughout the D.C. metro area.

CVH Health Corporation acquired Target’s pharmacy and clinic businesses for $1.9 billion in December.

CVS is in the process of rebranding 79 Target clinic locations as MinuteClinic, and will open 20 new clinics in Target stores within three years.

CVH also runs pharmacy locations in Target stores now.

“Some services will be new to Target guests, including treatment for minor sprains and strains, contraceptive care, smoking cessation counseling and weight loss assessment and coaching,” said Dr. Andrew Sussman, president of CVS MinuteClinic.

MinuteClinic locations are open seven days a week and require no appointment. Most health insurance is accepted.

About 50 percent of MinuteClinic visits are during evenings, weekends and holidays. Half its patients are “medically homeless,” meaning they have no personal physician.

The locations are staffed by nurse practitioners.

MinuteClinic locations in Northern Virginia are affiliated with Inova Health System.

Find a MinuteClinic near you.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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