CVS and Hackensack University Hospital Form Clinical Partnership
Hackensack University Medical Center physicians will serve as medical directors of MinuteClinics walk-in medical clinics.
In a partnership with CVS and MinuteClinics division, Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) physicians will serve as medical directors for six CVS MinuteClinics. These clinics offer patients walk-in services for common illnesses and wellness and prevention services, such as cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screening and monitoring.
Under this agreement, HUMC physicians will also refer patients to one another when additional care is needed that the MinuteClinic cannot provide to the patient.
In addition to this collaboration, the patient can give permission for the MinuteClinic to electronically share their medical history with HUMC locations in northeast New Jersey.
MinuteClinic practitioners specialize in family healthcare and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections.
Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia, pertussis and Hepatitis A and B are available at most locations. Walk-in camp, sports and college physicals for adolescents are available daily.
In addition, Minute Clinics provide wellness services that include screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Andrew Sussman, President of MinuteClinic, said in a written statement "We look forward to having HUMC physicians collaborate with our nurse practitioners to provide quality oversight, teaching and back-up so we can provide the best care at the lowest overall cost."
Robert Garrett, President and Chief Executive Officer of HUMC, said in a written statement that HUMC's affiliation with CVS MinuteClinics is "another demonstration of our commitment to providing patient-centered, efficient care."
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