Contact: Daniel Murphy
Release: October 2009
Moon Twp., PA – October 23, 2009
–Walmart and Heritage Valley Health System announced that “The Clinic at Walmart” operated by Heritage Valley ConvenientC
are will open October 26 in the Walmart store located at 100 Chippewa Town Ctr., Beaver Falls, PA. The Clinic will provide fast, affordable access to basic healthcare services such as check-ups, immunizations, screenings and treatment of minor injuries. The walk-in health clinic is the second in a Pennsylvania Walmart, and the second to be owned and operated by Heritage Valley in a Pennsylvania Walmart. The first was The Clinic at Walmart operated by Heritage Valley ConvenientC
are location at the Cranberry Township Walmart. The clinic will be open for walk-in service Monday–Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 9am-5pm.
Like Heritage Valley’s self-standing ConvenientCare Center in Beaver and the Clinic at Walmart in Cranberry Township, the Clinic at Walmart in Chippewa/Beaver Falls will be staffed by Heritage Valley Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and will be overseen by an offsite physician supervisor also employed by Heritage Valley. Referrals for more coordinated care will be made to Heritage Valley’s network of primary care physicians, satellite facilities or its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Beaver or Heritage Valley Sewickley, providing a better continuity of care.
The clinic is designed to provide convenient, efficient and cost-effective healthcare access for consumers and will be connected to Heritage Valley’s electronic health record (EHR) and electronic prescription program. This system allows for automatic medical record delivery to Heritage Valley associated physicians, providing an unprecedented continuity of care for patients choosing this convenient, efficient and cost-effective alternative for the care of minor illnesses and injuries.
In addition to enhancing the ‘one-stop shopping’ experience for customers, The Clinic at Walmart offers prompt access to affordably priced acute and preventive care for common health ailments treatable without urgent or emergency care, including sore throats, sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, earaches, bladder infections, insect bites and stings, vaccinations, drug screening and routine physicals.
With the opening of this clinic, there will be 41 in-store clinics in Walmart stores across 12 states. For further information about “The Clinics at Walmart”, please visit www.walmart.com/clinics. For further information about Heritage Valley ConvenientCare, please visit www.heritagevalley.org/convenientcare.