The Andover Townsman
---- — The CVS/pharmacy store in downtown Andover at 68 Main St. has become the third in Essex County to open a walk-in MinuteClinic.
The Andover store joins CVS locations in Beverly and Danvers in offering a retail-based medical clinic to its customers.
MinuteClinic practitioners specialize in family health and offer services for acute ailments such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus and bronchial infections. Minor burns and skin conditions are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia, pertussis and Hepatitis A & B are available at most locations. Patients must be 18-plus to obtain vaccinations other than flu shots.
No appointments are required and most health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each medical center as well as online. The cost for most treatment starts at $79.
MinuteClinic practitioners use a software program generates educational material, an invoice and a prescription, when appropriate, as well as a diagnostic record that can be sent via electronic health record, fax or mail to a primary-care provider with patient permission.
The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic in Andover will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit www.MinuteClinic.com for more.