Patient Check-in : Clinics in stores, cash-only doctors shake up pricing

By | June 22, 2015

The rising cost of health-care, along with higher insurance deductibles and co-pays, is fueling changes in the way medical services are being delivered. Retailers, such as grocery and drugstore chains, who have for years offered in-store


In addition to Kroger, retail giants such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens have opened clinics in stores, but none are currently operating in Toledo. 

According to the Convenient Care Association, a national trade group, the number of retail clinics has grown rapidly in the United States since 2010.

The group projects that by 2016 the number of retail clinics will grow to approximately 3,000 from about 1,900 today .