Wal-Mart to open 400 in-store clinics - page 5

Wal-Mart to open 400 in-store clinics. Isn't CVS doing the same? The article didn't say whether they were going to employ doctors or nurse practitioners, or what services they will offer.... Read More

  1. by   smk1
    Quote from NurseRotten
    But the really low income people can get medicaid. The clinic would be for the working class uninsured.
    exactly, and 50 bucks is doable and people are far more apt to seek care before things become urgent or emergent if the price is 50 dollars vs 250 dollars.
  2. by   HM2VikingRN
    I think a 20 dollar copay is far more doable than the 50 dollar copay. I think that a single payer system is still the best way to go.
  3. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from spacenurse
    I am concerned that chronic and severe illnesses are not cared for.
    What is the licensed practitioner to do when someone is an untreated diabetic, hypertensive, asthmatic, or has another possibly serious illness?
    Does anyone know?

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    Doubtless, they will have to be referred. Vets to VA, insured to private places, uninsured to public facilities.
  4. by   NurseRotten
    I asked the NP at the ReadiClinic in the supermarket near my home how many patients they see a day. On average, about 10 in the slowest stores and as many as 20 in the busy stores. You really have to look at profitability if the numbers are that low. Would a $20 fee allow for profitability? Remember, this is a private venture. The investors still want to turn a profit.
  5. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from NurseRotten
    I took my daughter to a Ready Clinic in a supermarket in suburban Houston for an uncomplicated case of conjunctivitis. We were in and out in under 30 minutes. In addition, she did not have to miss school and I did not have to miss work.

    Wal-mart rules. Where else can you get a haircut, new glasses, a pedicure, deposit your paycheck, pick up your prescription, have your oil changed, grab a bite to eat, pick up groceries for later, check your hearing aid, and mail a package? Wal-mart helps me multi-task.



    Wow, your store does a ton of things that our WalMarts here do not. It sounds good, though. The trouble is, they just don't pay their workers enough money and they put small businesses out of business, plus they really don't do much contributing to the local communities. Not here, anyway. And any good that they really do provide is only because of court orders.
  6. by   ProudGayRN
    Quote from TrudyRN
    Wow, your store does a ton of things that our WalMarts here do not. It sounds good, though. The trouble is, they just don't pay their workers enough money and they put small businesses out of business, plus they really don't do much contributing to the local communities. Not here, anyway. And any good that they really do provide is only because of court orders.

    Give me a break - Wal-Mart "does no good unless forced to by court orders". What about the fact that Wal-Mart brings excellent goods and services for a fraction of the cost that you would get at local mom and pop stores. I hate to say it, but again some of you need to be reminded that this is America, and not socialist France. If I can get something cheaper at Wal-mart than I will go to Wal-mart to get it....its called "free market" When you go to Wal-mart who do you ussually see as a primary customer? answer --> LOW INCOME PEOPLE - because those people can get goods and services for CHEAPER and Wal-Mart allows them to afford things they couldnt afford....so please dont be idiotic and nieve and suggest that wal-mart does absolutely no good for anyone - if you take a rational pragfmatic view and detach yourself from emotional outbursts you will see that Wal-Mart is a great corporation that does way more good than bad. all the leftists can do is trash Wal-Mart - and I dont care what anyone says, no matter what Wal-mart does it will never be good enough for the libs they will always find something else to whine about.
  7. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from TrudyRN
    Wow, your store does a ton of things that our WalMarts here do not. It sounds good, though. The trouble is, they just don't pay their workers enough money and they put small businesses out of business, plus they really don't do much contributing to the local communities. Not here, anyway. And any good that they really do provide is only because of court orders.
    By the time they came into this town downtown was deader'n' road kill. And they give back a lot, not to mention that they're the second biggest employer outside of gov't.
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from TrudyRN
    Doubtless, they will have to be referred. Vets to VA, insured to private places, uninsured to public facilities.
    Thank you!
    I haven't seen one where I shop. I used to volunteer at a free clinic and knlw nurses who responded to the 2005 disaster. They found so many with BP and BS so very high. People who didn't know what was wrong because they didn't seek healthcare. Most were seeking help for a chile when they were very sick.

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