Aug 19, 2014
Walmart Enters Primary Care Role With Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics
Across the nation, nurse practitioners (NPs) are providing care by meeting consumers where they are: retail stores. Champion Nursing Coalition members CVS MinuteClinic, Target, and Walgreens’ Healthcare Clinic Systems are providing convenient, high quality care by supplying NPs where and when consumers need them. This often means weekends and after work hours.
Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is joining this movement in a big way by opening six primary care clinics in Texas and South Carolina. While Walmart has experimented with clinics in the past, this marks its first foray into primary care.