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Screenings & Health Services with No Appointment, 7 Days a Week – Could Health Care Get Any Easier?

Emory Healthcare CVS MinuteClinic Partnership

Do you have a cough? Need a cholesterol screening? Allergy symptoms? All of these are things that as patients, many of us have experienced enough times to feel like we don’t need to schedule a formal doctor visit for them. But, because in the past, these services were usually only offered through a doctor’s office, there haven’t been too many other options. Now there is! Emory Healthcare has partnered with MinuteClinic, CVS’ retail health care division to provide access to high quality health care at your local CVS location for over 20 different common health services.

We know coming to Emory for more serious treatments or conditions is something that as an Atlanta resident, you probably already know exists as an option for you. But for those times where your earache at 7pm is a hassle and there isn’t a hospital or clinic location nearby or open, we’re hoping that our partnership with CVS means that you now have even more access to the high quality patient-centered health care provided at Emory.

You can trust that the care that you’ll receive at the 31 walk-in CVS MinuteClinic locations across Atlanta will be on par with the care you expect from Emory. Our physicians are serving as medical directors for MinuteClinic locations in Atlanta, and will also be collaborating on various patient education and prevention initiatives on a per-location basis.

So, what happens if you go to a CVS MinuteClinic location in Atlanta thinking your hives are due to allergic reaction, but really prove to be something more serious? The beauty of our partnership with CVS is that it opens up access to high quality health care for our patients in a variety of ways. If you require a level of care that is not provided at an Emory Healthcare supported MinuteClinic location, the care team onsite will be able to refer you. Emory Healthcare will accept patients who need a level of care not available through MinuteClinic.

If our partnership with CVS on its own doesn’t make getting access to high quality health care in Atlanta that much faster and easier for you, the fact that the 31 walk-in CVS MinuteClinic locations that we’re helping support are open 7 days a week, with no appointment necessary and visits as short as 15 minutes. MinuteClinic accepts most insurance and locations are open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-7:30pm; Saturday, 9am-5:30pm; and Sunday, 10am-5:30pm.

Quality and Convenience at the Pharmacy at Emory

Pharmacy at Emory

We’re always looking for ways to make things easier for our patients and families here at Emory. Back in May, for example, we made filling and picking up prescriptions that much easier by opening the doors to our new Pharmacy at Emory. The Pharmacy’s location at the Emory Clinic means added convenience for our patients. It also means we get to see lots of patients, family members and staff each day.  Thankfully, they’ve been keeping us very busy! Since the Pharmacy’s opening 10 months ago, we’re filling over 100 prescriptions per day at the new pharmacy.

In the spirit of patient ease, we’re adding two new features to boost convenience at the pharmacy- online refills and our new bedside delivery program.

Online Refills

Beginning today, patrons of the pharmacy can visit: http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/pharmacy and refill their prescriptions online before they come to see us.

Bedside Delivery Program

For patients of  Emory University Hospital and the Winship Cancer Institute Infusion Center, medications from the Pharmacy at Emory can be delivered directly to patient rooms between the hours of 9am-5pm.

It’s our hope that these two convenience additions to the Pharmacy at Emory give our patients, families, visitors, and Emory community members even more reasons to fill their prescriptions while on-site.

Pharmacy FAQs

If you’re curious about what else is happening at the pharmacy to make things easy on our patients, here are a few fun facts below:

  • We fill prescriptions from both Emory and non-Emory practitioners. So even if you’re not a patient of Emory, but the pharmacy’s location is convenient for you, we’re here to help!
  • We accept all major insurance plans.
  • We offer a full array of generic and branded medications. Medication pricing at the Pharmacy is competitive and comparable to prices you’ll see elsewhere.
  • We keep a full stock of general health and wellness supplies. If you’re on-site and need to pick up supplements or bandaids, for example, stop on by!

We’ll keep you posted on all the latest happenings with the Pharmacy as they develop. We hope to see you there soon!

Emory Clinic Opens a New On-Site Pharmacy

With the goal of constantly improving the patient experience, Emory Healthcare has taken another positive step in improving patient convenience and wait times. For the hundreds of patients visiting the Emory Clinics daily, there is now a more central location for them to fill and pick up their prescription medications– right onsite! The new Emory Pharmacy, located on the Second Floor of the Emory Clinic, Building A is scheduled to open to patients and the Emory community on May 25th.

The new outpatient pharmacy will offer the typical array of prescription medications that you’d see at your local pharmacy and will also provide a variety of less typical medications that are commonly prescribed to cancer and transplant patients at Emory Healthcare. Over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and general wellness supplies will also be provided at this new pharmacy location.