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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- 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.

The world's largest retailer said Thursday it will open "The Clinic at Wal-Mart" as a joint venture with local hospital systems in Atlanta, Dallas and Little Rock, Ark., starting in April.

Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart is among several U.S. supermarket and drug store chains that in the past couple of years have begun opening store-based health clinics, which are staffed mostly by nurse practitioners or physician assistants and offer quick service for routine conditions from colds and bladder infections to sunburn.

About 7% of Americans have tried a clinic at least once, according to an estimate by the Convenient Care Association, an industry trade group formed in 2006.

That number is expected to increase dramatically, as chains like Wal-Mart, CVS Corp. (CVS, Fortune 500), Target Corp. (TGT, Fortune 500) and Walgreen Co. (WAG, Fortune 500) partner with mini-clinic providers like RediClinic and MinuteClinic to expand operations. The trade group estimates there will be more than 1,500 by year-end, up from about 800 in November.

Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500) has clinics in 77 stores, including nine in Wisconsin and Florida operated by local hospitals. Clinics in 23 locations in Florida and three other Southern states have been in limbo since last month when New York-based CheckUps shut down.

A death in the walk-in clinics market

Now Wal-Mart has signed a letter of intent to work with local hospital systems and RediClinic to open cobranded walk-in clinics in 200 Wal-Mart Supercenters.

Wal-Mart has also signed a letter of intent to partner directly with St. Vincent Health System, a part of the Catholic Healthcare Initiatives system, to open four cobranded clinics in Little Rock.

'Cobranding' means the clinics will jointly bear the names of Wal-Mart and its partners and have an identical look and record keeping system, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Deisha Galberth said.

Having the local hospital system involved will also increase the level of trust among shoppers, Galberth said.

Wal-Mart said this is the first step toward opening 400 cobranded clinics by 2010.

Retail analyst Patricia Edwards of San Francisco-based Wentworth Hauser and Violich said the move benefits Wal-Mart by giving the clinics added credibility.

"Especially among middle- and upper-income shoppers, it becomes more like stopping in at any location of their group health care provider. It doesn't have that connotation of going cheap," Edwards said.

Edwards said putting Wal-Mart's name on the clinics also fits with the retailer's drive for a public role in health care to counter union-led criticism that it skimps on employee health insurance.

Wal-Mart has introduced the clinics as well as $4 prescriptions for some generic medicines, and Chief Executive Lee Scott pledged last month to find other ways to help cut health care costs, including promoting the use of electronic health records instead of paper files.


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in the future you'll be able to do everything at walmart. They'll even have a trailer park in their parking lot. So you can live there, buy beer there, go to the doctor there, everything you can imagine :P




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in the future you'll be able to do everything at walmart. They'll even have a trailer park in their parking lot. So you can live there, buy beer there, go to the doctor there, everything you can imagine :P

wal-mart. it's more than just a place to pick up chicks :thumbs:


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in the future you'll be able to do everything at walmart. They'll even have a trailer park in their parking lot. So you can live there, buy beer there, go to the doctor there, everything you can imagine :P

wal-mart. it's more than just a place to pick up chicks :thumbs:

that can be the slogan :thumbs:




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They better keep that creepy-### smiley away from the clinic.


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i hope the idea catches on and helps develop some competition in health care..so, prices may be lowered


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I think they're missing out on the love hotel-STD clinic-materity unit combo. They should fill that niche (fnaar, fnaar...)


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I think they're missing out on the love hotel-STD clinic-materity unit combo. They should fill that niche (fnaar, fnaar...)

i am in secret meetings with Big Lots on these clinics brother steven////


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But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).

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my burro, bosco ..enjoying a beer in almaty

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I think they're missing out on the love hotel-STD clinic-materity unit combo. They should fill that niche (fnaar, fnaar...)

i am in secret meetings with Big Lots on these clinics brother steven////

Excellent. Break out the good doughnuts, Dean.


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got them handy.,....

also, a bullhead clap clinic at Aldis


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Next they will open strip clubs. :jest:

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- 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.

The world's largest retailer said Thursday it will open "The Clinic at Wal-Mart" as a joint venture with local hospital systems in Atlanta, Dallas and Little Rock, Ark., starting in April.

Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart is among several U.S. supermarket and drug store chains that in the past couple of years have begun opening store-based health clinics, which are staffed mostly by nurse practitioners or physician assistants and offer quick service for routine conditions from colds and bladder infections to sunburn.

About 7% of Americans have tried a clinic at least once, according to an estimate by the Convenient Care Association, an industry trade group formed in 2006.

That number is expected to increase dramatically, as chains like Wal-Mart, CVS Corp. (CVS, Fortune 500), Target Corp. (TGT, Fortune 500) and Walgreen Co. (WAG, Fortune 500) partner with mini-clinic providers like RediClinic and MinuteClinic to expand operations. The trade group estimates there will be more than 1,500 by year-end, up from about 800 in November.

Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500) has clinics in 77 stores, including nine in Wisconsin and Florida operated by local hospitals. Clinics in 23 locations in Florida and three other Southern states have been in limbo since last month when New York-based CheckUps shut down.

A death in the walk-in clinics market

Now Wal-Mart has signed a letter of intent to work with local hospital systems and RediClinic to open cobranded walk-in clinics in 200 Wal-Mart Supercenters.

Wal-Mart has also signed a letter of intent to partner directly with St. Vincent Health System, a part of the Catholic Healthcare Initiatives system, to open four cobranded clinics in Little Rock.

'Cobranding' means the clinics will jointly bear the names of Wal-Mart and its partners and have an identical look and record keeping system, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Deisha Galberth said.

Having the local hospital system involved will also increase the level of trust among shoppers, Galberth said.

Wal-Mart said this is the first step toward opening 400 cobranded clinics by 2010.

Retail analyst Patricia Edwards of San Francisco-based Wentworth Hauser and Violich said the move benefits Wal-Mart by giving the clinics added credibility.

"Especially among middle- and upper-income shoppers, it becomes more like stopping in at any location of their group health care provider. It doesn't have that connotation of going cheap," Edwards said.

Edwards said putting Wal-Mart's name on the clinics also fits with the retailer's drive for a public role in health care to counter union-led criticism that it skimps on employee health insurance.

Wal-Mart has introduced the clinics as well as $4 prescriptions for some generic medicines, and Chief Executive Lee Scott pledged last month to find other ways to help cut health care costs, including promoting the use of electronic health records instead of paper files.

hey that's cool about the clinics. but I have news about cheap prescriptions...did anyone who has schnucks around them know that they offer 10 prescription medications for free. I don't know the complete list but I know its stuff that is common like amoxicillan

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- 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.

The world's largest retailer said Thursday it will open "The Clinic at Wal-Mart" as a joint venture with local hospital systems in Atlanta, Dallas and Little Rock, Ark., starting in April.

Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart is among several U.S. supermarket and drug store chains that in the past couple of years have begun opening store-based health clinics, which are staffed mostly by nurse practitioners or physician assistants and offer quick service for routine conditions from colds and bladder infections to sunburn.

About 7% of Americans have tried a clinic at least once, according to an estimate by the Convenient Care Association, an industry trade group formed in 2006.

That number is expected to increase dramatically, as chains like Wal-Mart, CVS Corp. (CVS, Fortune 500), Target Corp. (TGT, Fortune 500) and Walgreen Co. (WAG, Fortune 500) partner with mini-clinic providers like RediClinic and MinuteClinic to expand operations. The trade group estimates there will be more than 1,500 by year-end, up from about 800 in November.

Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500) has clinics in 77 stores, including nine in Wisconsin and Florida operated by local hospitals. Clinics in 23 locations in Florida and three other Southern states have been in limbo since last month when New York-based CheckUps shut down.

A death in the walk-in clinics market

Now Wal-Mart has signed a letter of intent to work with local hospital systems and RediClinic to open cobranded walk-in clinics in 200 Wal-Mart Supercenters.

Wal-Mart has also signed a letter of intent to partner directly with St. Vincent Health System, a part of the Catholic Healthcare Initiatives system, to open four cobranded clinics in Little Rock.

'Cobranding' means the clinics will jointly bear the names of Wal-Mart and its partners and have an identical look and record keeping system, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Deisha Galberth said.

Having the local hospital system involved will also increase the level of trust among shoppers, Galberth said.

Wal-Mart said this is the first step toward opening 400 cobranded clinics by 2010.

Retail analyst Patricia Edwards of San Francisco-based Wentworth Hauser and Violich said the move benefits Wal-Mart by giving the clinics added credibility.

"Especially among middle- and upper-income shoppers, it becomes more like stopping in at any location of their group health care provider. It doesn't have that connotation of going cheap," Edwards said.

Edwards said putting Wal-Mart's name on the clinics also fits with the retailer's drive for a public role in health care to counter union-led criticism that it skimps on employee health insurance.

Wal-Mart has introduced the clinics as well as $4 prescriptions for some generic medicines, and Chief Executive Lee Scott pledged last month to find other ways to help cut health care costs, including promoting the use of electronic health records instead of paper files.

hey that's cool about the clinics. but I have news about cheap prescriptions...did anyone who has schnucks around them know that they offer 10 prescription medications for free. I don't know the complete list but I know its stuff that is common like amoxicillan

#######???? get out of here!......what are they..st louis is full of schunks


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But when we turn to the Hebrew literature, we do not find such jokes about the donkey. Rather the animal is known for its strength and its loyalty to its master (Genesis 49:14; Numbers 22:30).

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oh here it's on their website

http://www.schnucks.com/pharmacyprogram.asp

Drug Information

For Drug Descriptions and Item Sizes included in our program click on a drug title below for more information:

• Amoxicillin (Generic for AMOXIL)

Description Item Size

AMOXICILLIN 250MG CAPSULES

AMOXICILLIN 125MG/5ML TSP 80ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 125MG/5ML TSP 100ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 125MG/5ML TSP 150ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 200MG/5ML TSP 50ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 200MG/5ML TSP 75ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 200MG/5ML TSP 100ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 200MG CHEWABLE TABLETS

AMOXICILLIN 250MG/5ML TSP 80ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 250MG/5ML TSP 100ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 250MG/5ML TSP 150ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 250MG CHEWABLE TABLETS

AMOXICILLIN 400MG CHEWABLE TABLETS

AMOXICILLIN 400MG/5ML TSP 50ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 400MG/5ML TSP 75ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 400MG/5ML TSP 100ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMOXICILLIN 50MG/5ML TSP 30ML PEDIATRIC DROPS

AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAPSULES

AMOXICILLIN 875MG TABLETS

AMOXICILLIN 250MG TABLETS

• Ampicillin

Description Item Size

AMPICILLIN 125MG/5ML TSP 100ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMPICILLIN 125MG/5ML TSP 200ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMPICILLIN 250MG/5ML TSP 100ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMPICILLIN 250MG/5ML TSP 200ML ORAL SUSPENSION

AMPICILLIN 250MG CAPSULES

AMPICILLIN 500MG CAPSULES

• Ciprofloxacin (Generic for CIPRO)

Description Item Size

CIPROFLOXACIN 250MG TABLET

CIPROFLOXACIN 500MG TABLET

CIPROFLOXACIN 750MG TABLET

• Doxycycline

Description Item Size

DOXYCYCLINE HYC 100MG CAPSULES

DOXYCYCLINE HYC 50MG CAPSULES

• Erythromycin

Description Item Size

E.E.S 400MG TAB TABLET

ERYPED 200/5 SUSP 100ML ORAL SUSPENSION

ERYPED 200/5 SUSP 200ML ORAL SUSPENSION

ERYPED 400/5 SUSP 100ML ORAL SUSPENSION

ERYPED 400/5 SUSP 200ML ORAL SUSPENSION

ERYTHROMYCIN 250MG DR CAP CAPSULE

ERYTHROMYCIN BASE 500MG TABLET

ERYTHROMYCIN BASE 250MG TABLET

ERYTHROMYCIN ETH 200MG SUSP ORAL SUSPENSION

ERYTHROMYCIN ETH 400MG SUSP ORAL SUSPENSION

ERYTHROMYCIN ETH 400MG ORAL SUSPENSION

ERYTHROCIN 250 TAB TABLET

• Penicillin

Description Item Size

PEN VK 250MG TABLET

PEN VK 500MG TABLET

PEN VK 125MG/5ML TSP 100ML ORAL SUSPENSIION

PEN VK 125MG/5ML TSP 200ML ORAL SUSPENSION

PEN VK 250MG/5ML TSP 100ML ORAL SUSPENSIION

PEN VK 250MG/5ML TSP 200ML ORAL SUSPENSION

• Trimeth/Sulfa (Generic for SEPTRA or BACTRIM)

Description Item Size

SMZ/TMP DS 800MG/160MG TABLETS

SMZ/TMP 400MG/80MG TABLETS

SMZ/TMP 200MG/40MG ORAL SUSPENSION

just a few of the questions on there...

Q: Can you refund me for the prescription I had previously filled?

A: This program will only apply to new prescriptions and refills. We cannot apply the discount to any previously filled prescription or refills. However all future Prescriptions for these generic antibiotics will be filled for FREE.

Q: I have a coupon, can I use it?

A: No other offers or discounts are necessary to receive the free antibiotics.

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