Contact: Daniel Murphy
Release: August 18, 2010
Moon Twp., PA (August 18, 2010) —Walmart and Heritage Valley Health System are pleased to announce that “The Clinic at Walmart” operated by Heritage Valley ConvenientCare opened August 16, 2010 in the Walmart store located at 16280 Dresden Ave., East Liverpool, OH. The Clinic’s intention is to provide fast, affordable access to basic healthcare services such as check-ups, immunizations, screenings and treatment of minor injuries. The East Liverpool walk-in health clinic is Heritage Valley’s first ConvenientCare location outside of Pennsylvania. Other Heritage Valley ConvenientCare locations inside Walmart stores are in Cranberry Township, Chippewa, Monaca and New Castle. In addition, Heritage Valley has a self-standing ConvenientCare location in Beaver. The clinic will be open for walk-in service Monday–Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 9am-5pm.
The Clinic at Walmart in East Liverpool is staffed by Heritage Valley Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and overseen by an offsite physician supervisor also employed by Heritage Valley. Referrals for more coordinated care are 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 is 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 nearly 80 in-store clinics in Walmart stores across 15 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.