Erik Carlson, a New Jersey advertising executive, couldn’t bear the pain in his ear any longer. He didn’t need an emergency room, but he also couldn’t wait for an appointment with his doctor, so he headed to an urgent care clinic to be treated for swimmer’s ear.
Erik didn’t realize there was another option — CVS Health’s MinuteClinic.
Boasting evening, weekend and sometimes even holiday hours, MinuteClinic serves as a first stop for nonurgent health care needs like minor illnesses and injuries, physicals for college, camp and sports activities, health screenings and immunizations.
“Summer travel is a time when some unexpected ailments may come up — things like poison ivy, swimmer’s ear, jellyfish stings and mosquito and tick bites,” says Angela Patterson, DNP, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer, MinuteClinic. “Oftentimes, these can be treated with basic over-the-counter treatments, but if you need additional advice or treatment, MinuteClinic locations are a great place to seek care.”