The Retail Clinic Phenomenon
The number of consumer-oriented healthcare clinics is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years as many people see these providers as cheaper and more convenient alternatives to the hospital or physician’s office. Some health systems are creating their own urgent care clinics and even tapping retail providers as partners to step up preventive care and wellness programs. While their overall market share is still small, these clinics are transforming the landscape of care, particularly for vaccines and common conditions. Get an inside look at these emerging models of everyday and urgent care and how the traditional players are responding.