Thursday, March 15, 2012
As of January 2012, more than 1,300 retail clinics were operating in 40 states, according to Merchant Medicine, which helps health groups set up retail locations. There may soon be many more. In November 2011, Walmart sent out confidential requests looking for partners to help it significantly expand its current network of in-store clinics. In addition, many established retail clinics now are reaching out to local hospital systems to form partnerships.