Group Health Cooperative and Bartell Drugs opened their first in-store clinic at Seattle’s University Village shopping center. The two organizations are working together to open two additional in-store clinics during the first quarter of 2014; The next clinic will open at the Bartell Drugs in Bellevue’s Crossroads area on Feb. 6, followed by a location opening in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood on March 6.
Branded as CareClinics, the new venture will be staffed by Group Health providers who can write prescriptions to be filled in the same location. Patients do not have to be Group Health members to be eligible, and the clinics will take other types of insurance. A basic visit will cost $75.