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A Day in the Life of a MinuteClinic Nurse Practitioner

February 12, 2019 | Pharmacy

Convenience and affordability are two important factors that inform a patient’s decision when choosing a site of care. With more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and Washington D.C. and a majority of services costing less than $100, MinuteClinic is both a convenient and affordable option for patients looking for common health care services in their local community.



Administering those services seven days a week are more than 3,000 nurse practitioners and physician assistants who specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses.

Our MinuteClinic providers can treat more than 125 conditions in patients older than 18 months, including earaches, sprains and skin conditions. They also give common vaccinations and provide prevention and wellness services including screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, travel health, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation.

And our MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants go beyond direct care. They not only open and close the clinics and handle billing, they also follow up with patients and communicate - with permission - results to a patient’s primary care provider. The work they do every day directly impacts the lives of millions of patients and is one way we are able to fulfill our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.

Visit the MinuteClinic page to learn more about our clinical services.