APRIL 12, 2012 | CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Pharmacy-Based Clinics Offer Array of Services
In this era of increasingly costly and impersonal health care services, Chicago-area residents old and young alike are savoring some rare good news: store-based clinics.
This somewhat new phenomenon can provide affordable basic care as close as your nearest pharmacy. At clinics such as Take Care in Walgreens pharmacies, and Minute Clinics in CVS pharmacies, older adults can obtain treatment for conditions from sore throats to urinary tract infections, wellness and preventive care, vaccines, physicals and referrals to primary care physicians in their area. And they don't have to worry about getting sick on their physicians' golf dates. Pharmacy-based care is available weekends, evenings and Wednesdays.