Hy-Vee is opening two in-store medical clinics in the Twin Cities region later this month. In partnership with North Memorial Health Care, Hy-Vee customers will have access to an array of primary health care services provided by physician assistants and nurses at the stores in Oakdale and New Hope, Minnesota.
"We are excited to bring together these two respected brands to offer easy access to affordable and convenient care," said Kelly Macken-Marble, North Memorial Health Care president of population health and ambulatory services.
"This is a natural partnership since both Hy-Vee and North Memorial are focused on innovative ways that make getting and staying healthy easier. These two walk-in clinics are another way that North Memorial is expanding services that lead to better health."
Hy-Vee is focused on helping consumers live healthier lifestyles through its in-store dietitians and pharmacists, and an extensive section with healthy food options known as HealthMarket.
North Memorial Express Clinics will offer care for common illnesses such as strep throat, ear infections, influenza and more. Wellness tests and screenings, such as sports physicals and vaccines, will also be offered.
Hy-Vee has been a pioneer in supermarkets when it comes to providing healthy alternatives and services for its customers. However, several pharmacies and big-box retailers have recently started or expanded the use of in-store medical clinics, including Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and Target.
-See this Hy-Vee press release
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