Knoxville (WVLT) - Does your child have a sore throat? Think you might have poison ivy? Now, you can be seen by a medical professional at a moment's notice.
Five “MinuteClinics” opened Wednesday in Knoxville.
These health care centers, based at CVS pharmacy stores in the area, are designed to treat common family illnesses, seven days a week with no appointment necessary.
Minute clinic health care centers are staffed by nurse practitioners who specialize in family health care and are trained to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses and also offer common vaccinations.
MinuteClinic is in network with several health care insurers in Tennessee, and will accept the required health plan co-pay.
For patients paying cash or credit, most treatments cost about 59 dollars and typically take 10 to 15 minutes, ideal for working parents and professionals.
"Just the working individual who needs to get in, get out, get back to work, get the kids back to school. That's really the focus of this. While that being the focus of this, we do see people of all ages,” says Teri Scott, Director of Operation for MinuteClinic.
Five MinuteClinics also opened in Chattanooga Wednesday.
MinuteClinic is in network with the following health care insurers in Tennessee: Aetna, Beech Street, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee, CBSA, ChoiceCare Network (PPO) – Humana affiliate, CIGNA HealthCare, ConnectiCare, Coventry National Network/First Health Direct (PPO), Definity Health, Golden Rule – UnitedHealthcare, Great-West Healthcare, HIP of New York, Humana (excluding HMO), Medicare, PBA (Preferred Benefit Administrators), PerfectHealth, ppoNext, UnitedHealthcare and Vytra. For patients covered by these insurers, MinuteClinic will accept the required health plan co-pay indicated on a patient’s insurance card as payment.