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Packing in more convenience: CareClinic adds two new locations, enhanced online technology

Jul. 8th, 2016, 5:00 pm - Jul. 7th, 2017, 6:00 pm

For immediate release: June 22, 2016

Alderwood and West Seattle bring CareClinic to 10 locations; new website allows
patients to add name to queue via internet

SEATTLE – Further enhancing the convenience of the neighborhood clinic, CareClinic is launching an enhanced website while opening two new locations. Bartell Drugs and Group Health are pleased to announce the opening of the first Snohomish County CareClinic location at the Alderwood Bartell Drugs on June 27. The 10th retail clinic is scheduled to open July 11 in West Seattle’s Jefferson Square.

Already known as a quick and efficient all-in-one place for diagnosis and treatment of common ailments, CareClinic’s new website now allows patients to add their name to a queue from any online device.
“Patients come to CareClinics for convenient, quality care,” said John Lewis, director of CareClinic Operations. “The new website gives a patient a view into how long she or he may have to wait.” The CareClinic site can be accessed at http://care-clinic.org.

“CareClinics have been a great addition to Bartell Drugs’ service offerings,” Lewis said. “The convenience and value of the clinics, and the professional medical services available through our Group Health certified health providers, are an excellent option for individuals needing quick, convenient medical care and vaccinations at an affordable price, seven-days-a-week with no appointment necessary.”

CareClinics are open to everyone ages 2 and up, not just Group Health members. Most visits are covered by insurance plans or an affordable fee without insurance. The CareClinic locations also offer a variety of vaccines and immunizations, as well as Sport and Camp physicals for just $50.

Patient usage has nearly doubled at the existing eight clinics since opening and more than 3,500 vaccinations and immunizations have been administered during that time. Patients were seen for a range of common ailments, including upper respiratory infections, rashes and skin issues; pinkeye; ear infections; and sinusitis, and many others.

About Bartell Drugs
Seattle-based since its beginning in 1890, four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers through convenience, unique, local products, and friendly service. Operating 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

About Group Health
Group Health Cooperative offers a unique health care system, care delivery and insurance coverage, in order to achieve one goal – affordable, quality health care for all. Our innovative practices at 25 medical centers and within major Washington hospitals have earned national recognition for medical quality, disease prevention, and evidence-based treatments. These priorities have remained the same since we began serving patients in 1947. As a nonprofit organization, Group Health helps nearly 600,000 patients throughout Washington state achieve better health. Our focus on preventive care, combined with medical education, a charitable foundation and a nationally recognized research institute, advances health in the community in a way no one else can. Group Health supports events, programs, and organizations that share this commitment to strengthening health in our communities. For more information about Group Health, visit www.ghc.org.

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