Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'redi-clinics'

Wal-Mart Leans Toward Co-Branded Retail Clinics

Yahoo! News reports: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will open its first in-store medical clinics under its own brand name after leasing space in dozens of stores to outside companies that operate the quick-service health stops. . . . Now Wal-Mart has...

Retail Clinic Chain Closes Stores

Today's New York Times reports: CheckUps, a start-up operator of walk-in medical clinics, has shut down 23 of the clinics operating in Wal-Mart stores in Florida and three other Southern states. CheckUps, based in New York, fell behind in paying...

Boston Mayor: "Allowing retailers to make money off of sick people is wrong"

The Mayor of Boston has launched a public campaign against in-store retail clinics. Menino blasted state regulators for paving the way Wednesday for the in-store clinics, which are designed to provide treatment for sore throats, poison ivy, and other minor...

Medical Centers Catching Retail Clinic Wave

Here's a bit from the Minnneapolis Star-Tribune: Far from its world-renowned Rochester campus, the Mayo Clinic is conducting an intriguing research project in a low-slung Albert Lea mall, right next to a nail salon. The ALMC Express Care clinic in...

A New Twist on Retail Clinics

A new breed of retail clinics is springing up in Chicago. Here's the twist, as reported in the Chicago Tribune: Unlike the burgeoning number of retail clinics that are largely staffed by advanced-degree nurses known as nurse practitioners, Medical Marts...

American Medical Association Cautious About Redi-Clinics

Despite being urged by some of its membership to call for an outright ban on retail-based redi-clinics, the American Medical Association has called for an "investigation" into conflicts of interest inherent in retail/provider partnerships. Specifically, AMA voted to: ask the...

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