I have a regular physician and do my best to see her regularly. Sometimes, she just isn't available when I am, or I feel the need to take care of my situation sooner than I can get in to see her. When that happens, I've visited the local MinuteClinic at CVS. Most recently, that happened when I thought I had strep throat. I figured it would just be quicker to visit the MinuteClinic than try to get an appointment at the doctor's office. And results from the rapid strep test provided the answer I needed much quicker than the same test from the doctor's office.
Not familiar with MinuteClinic? The MinuteClinic is a walk-in clinic located in selected CVS/pharmacy stores in 28 states and DC. They are open 7 days a week with evening hours and you don’t need to make an appointment!
MinuteClinic can be a convenient and affordable option, especially during the winter months when physician offices may not be able to provide a timely appointment and the ER and urgent care centers have longer wait times and higher costs.
The nicest thing I've found when visiting a MinuteClinic inside a CVS... its a great one-stop shop to also pickup any meds that might get prescribed, or just your general cold, cough, and flu needs. Can't tell the difference between the cold and flu? Here's a article offering some great help.
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