Rite Aid expands online clinic program

by The Associated Press

Rite Aid is expanding a new drugstore clinic that allows customers to have virtual visits with doctors who can diagnose conditions and prescribe medications based on a 10-minute consultation.

The Camp Hill, Pa., company says its NowClinic Online Care services are available in 58 pharmacies in four cities: Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Customers can have private video or with physicians. The consultations cost $45.

A spokeswoman says the clinics are opening in existing stores in consultation rooms used by pharmacists for or to talk to patients. will not be onsite, but pharmacists will be available to help customers.

Rite Aid Corp. is the nation's third-largest drugstore operator, trailing Walgreen Co. and CVS Caremark Corp., which both run in-store clinic programs.

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Pharmacies plan to translate drug instructions

Apr 21, 2009

(AP) -- Five major pharmacy chains agreed Tuesday to print drug instructions at their New York stores in five languages other than English and indicated that they plan to expand the option to other states.

FTC sending refunds over CVS business overcharging

Sep 04, 2012

(AP)—The Federal Trade Commission says it is mailing refund checks to 13,000 Medicare beneficiaries who were overcharged for drugs because a CVS Caremark Corp. business understated the price of the products.

Recommended for you

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

6 hours ago

With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.

Obamacare Co-ops show promise and peril

8 hours ago

The Affordable Care Act includes a program designed to promote greater competitiveness in the health insurance marketplace by creating health insurance cooperatives. There are now more than 20 such entities serving 26 states ...

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.