CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) announced today that 24 RediClinics are now open inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia markets. These are the first clinics to open inside Rite Aid pharmacies since Rite Aid acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics, last April.
Rite Aid President and Chief Operating Officer Ken Martindale, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Robert Thompson and RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin will officially mark the clinic openings with a ribbon-cutting today at 10:30 a.m. at the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 3599 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square, Pa.
“Today marks an important milestone not only for Rite Aid and RediClinic but for our customers in greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia too,” said Martindale. “As a community pharmacy, we are on the front lines of community health every day and it’s critical that we provide the types of programs, resources and services needed to help our customers live and stay well. Providing high-quality, convenient and affordable healthcare through an in-store RediClinic is just one example of how we are taking our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our customers to the next level.”
Added Golinkin, “As one of the pioneers in convenient care, RediClinic has provided more than 1.5 million consumers with easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare since 2005. Now as a part of Rite Aid, we are bringing our services and programs to new customers in new markets, helping Rite Aid take even better care of its customers. We are excited to have opened the first wave of clinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia markets, and we look forward to growing with Rite Aid and improving the health and wellbeing of our customers and communities.”
RediClinics in these markets are staffed by board certified nurse practitioners, who are trained and licensed to treat common conditions and provide preventive services, in collaboration with local physicians who are affiliated with leading local healthcare systems. Patients can be treated for more than 30 common medical conditions and RediClinic’s clinicians are able to write prescriptions for these conditions when appropriate.
RediClinics also provide a broad range of preventive services, including screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams; and the company’s innovative and acclaimed Weigh Forward® weight/lifestyle management program is offered at many RediClinics and licensed to other providers.
“RediClinics are a natural extension of the services our customers currently receive from Rite Aid pharmacists and we are pleased to demonstrate this additional layer of healthcare support,” said Thompson. “We believe our customers will really appreciate having this service available to them in a setting they already trust.”
Rite Aid plans to open additional RediClinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies across greater Seattle later this spring. The Company will also look to open additional clinic locations in Texas where RediClinic is already a leading provider of convenient care services.
Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at www.riteaid.com.
RediClinic has given consumers easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare since 1989. The company currently operates 31 clinics inside H-E-B grocery stores in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas, as well as 24 clinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Since opening its first in-store clinic in 2005, RediClinic has successfully treated more than 1.5 million patients. In addition to treating common medical conditions and providing preventive care, the company’s acclaimed Weigh Forward® weight/lifestyle management program is offered in the company’s clinics and licensed to other providers. RediClinic is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rite Aid Corporation. For more information about clinic locations, hours of operation, services and prices, visit www.rediclinic.com.