Contact: Daniel Murphy
Release: December 22, 2010
Moon Township, PA, (December 22, 2010)
–Heritage Valley Health System has announced a shift in locations for one of its ConvenientC
are walk-in clinics. The alpha test site in Beaver closed as a walk-in clinic on December 18th due to the close proximity of two other ConvenientC
are locations in the Walmart stores in Monaca and Chippewa. The Beaver site was initially opened to prepare staff for subsequent retail medicine locations in area Walmart stores throughout Heritage Valley’s service area. Additionally, many area Heritage Valley primary care and pediatric offices (Heritage Valley Medical Group, Tri-State Pediatrics, Heritage Valley Medical Group) have since opened and expanded their hours to accommodate patients.
“The Beaver site was conceived as an overflow/after hours clinic for Heritage Valley physician practices,” said John Luellen, M.D., Medical Director of Satellite Services at Heritage Valley. “With the full implementation of the Heritage Valley ConvenientCare strategy at five regional Walmart locations, the life-cycle of this transitional site is complete.”
Heritage Valley operates five ConvenientCare walk-in clinics throughout the region with locations in Walmart stores in Chippewa, Cranberry, Monaca, New Castle and Calcutta, Ohio. The clinics are open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday. ConvenientCare clinics treat patients with minor illnesses and are staffed by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and supervised by Heritage Valley physicians.
The clinics are designed to provide convenient, efficient and cost-effective healthcare access for consumers and are connected to Heritage Valley’s electronic health record (EHR) and electronic prescription program. This EHR system allows for automatic medical record delivery to Heritage Valley associated physicians..
In addition to enhancing the ‘one-stop shopping’ experience for customers, The Clinic at Walmart operated by Heritage Valley ConvenientCare 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.