While walk-up service will be available, electronic appointment scheduling is also being offered.
“Having Billings Clinic services at ExpressCare means that the providers will have access to the patient's medical record,” Dr. Deborah Agnew, a pediatrician and chief of primary care at Billings Clinic, said in a news release. “This means that the care delivered at ExpressCare is one more component of continuity and coordination in the patient's health plan by including access to medication information, medical history and a record of the services provided at the ExpressCare visit.”
Along with treating conditions such as colds, allergies, bladder infections and ear pain, the clinics will offer pregnancy and influenza tests and a variety of immunizations. Prices for these services will range from $25 to $75. Most major insurance plans will be accepted.
“Grocery store clinics are as close as many healthcare providers can get to being able to make house calls these days,” Chris Cornwall, divisional pharmacy manager for Albertsons, said in the release. “The clinics can draw patients in who may shy away traditional doctor appointments just as much as they can help busy parents with quick visits for themselves and their kids.”
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