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Retail Clinics Solidify Their Market Niche
HealthLeaders Media

The market for retail healthcare clinics, once a destination for shoppers with sore throats and sniffles, is reaching maturity.

When Woonsocket, RI-based CVS Health opened its first walk-in medical clinic 14 years ago, the focus was on a handful of conditions including sore throat diagnosis and treatment. Now the pharmacy giant is a major player. It opened 170 MinuteClinics this year and has set a goal to have 1,500 retail clinics operating by 2017, according to Nancy Gagliano, MD, a senior VP at CVS Health and chief medical officer of MinuteClinic.