Convenience and Continuity of Care in the Evolving Retail Clinic Model

Originally posted in MD News

Industry observers and insiders ponder the role of retail clinics in modern health care and how that squares with physician-patient relationships.

Retail clinics — typically housed in pharmacies or grocery stores — provide a number of non-emergency health services, including immunizations, sports physicals and treatment for acute respiratory infections and other minor illnesses, on a walk-in basis.