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MinuteClinic Partners to Expand Access to Workplace Health Services

Print Article Contributed by FSM Staff

WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (CVS), announced that MinuteClinic has joined the Alere eScreen Occupational Health Network (EOHN), a comprehensive alliance of clinic partners.

Businesses that utilize Alere eScreen's services can now direct employees who are required to participate in occupational health screening prior to employment, or as a part of their employment, to one of the more than 1,100 MinuteClinic locations nationwide for required workplace testing.

"MinuteClinic is pleased to partner with Alere eScreen to provide workplace health services to employers and their employees at times and locations that are convenient for them," said Sharon Vitti, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, MinuteClinic. "Our practitioners are trusted and knowledgeable resources for health care services in their communities and they are looking forward to being able to provide this important service to local employees as well."

Through the new partnership with Alere eScreen, employees can visit MinuteClinic for a number of services commonly required by employers, such as biometric screenings, vaccinations, Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals and drug testing. Employees in need of these services can visit Alere eScreen's website that allows them to choose the location they would like to visit for testing, including their local MinuteClinic. Once the patient selects a location and enters some required demographic data, the patient then prints out an "e-passport" and presents this to the provider, identifying which tests or screenings the employer is requesting.

"Alere is excited to be an enabling partner for MinuteClinic in their desire to dramatically improve the accessibility of workplace testing services," said Sanjay Malkani, Global President of Toxicology at Alere. "With the Alere eScreen system already in place, and access to a broad services menu including biometric screening, DOT physicals, vaccinations, and drug testing, MinuteClinic is poised to become a valuable workplace health destination for employers nationwide."

MinuteClinic is open seven days a week, including evenings and holidays, and is staffed by nurse practitioners or physician assistants who specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for acute illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. MinuteClinic providers can also treat minor wounds and abrasions, and sprains, strains and joint pain and can administer common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B.

Prevention and wellness services offered at MinuteClinic include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation. In addition, the providers can evaluate and treat common skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis and rosacea.

 

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