Group Health’s New Bartell Drugs Clinics a Major Business Model Shift for Health Provider

The business model for Group Health Cooperative could change entirely through its new partnership with Bartell Drugs. Individuals can now go into three participating Bartell locations and see a doctor or a nurse practitioner, eliminating the need to schedule an appointment for minor medical situations. Consumers are not required to be members of Group Health to receive services. For a flat fee of $75 customers can receive basic medical services. Group Health expects to increase the number of these one-stop clinics in the coming year.