MinuteClinic opens first in-store CVS clinic in Oklahoma City area

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. MinuteClinic, which is a subsidiary of CVS, announced on Sept. 7 that it has opened a clinic within a CVS store in the Oklahoma City region—marking the first clinic in that area.

The company plans to open up to six additional facilities in the metro area by the end of the year.

In Oklahoma City, MinuteClinic has formed an alliance with Integris Health, the state’s largest Oklahoma-owned health system with hospitals, rehabilitation centers, physician clinics, mental health facilities, independent living centers and home health agencies. A member of the Integris Health’s staff will serve as MinuteClinic’s medical director in the market. Integris Health also will accept referrals for MinuteClinic patients needing emergency room, urgent care and primary care assistance.

"Integris Health is pleased to join with MinuteClinic and provide an opportunity for individuals and families to acquire low-cost, convenient health care, and in many cases, help to avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital," stated president and chief executive officer of Integris Health Stan Hupfeld. "This alliance will provide a connection to our physicians and strengthen the overall health of our communities."