The MetroHealth System and Discount Drug Mart Continue Making Health Care Access Easier
The MetroHealth System will open its fourth clinic with Discount Drug Mart on October 3. It will be located inside the North Royalton store site at 5500 Wallings Road.
At the clinic, same-day services are available to anyone who needs non-urgent medical care, from young children to older adults. The offices are staffed by a family nurse practitioner (NP) licensed to treat children and adults. The NP can prescribe medications, provide sports physicals, assess a person’s basic medical needs and help with the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses such as:
• Eye conditions
• Skin conditions
• Sinus infections
• Strep throat testing
More than 7,500 patients have received care at the clinics since the partnership began in 2015. Other clinics are in the Parma Heights, Independence and Olmsted Falls Discount Drug Mart stores.
"We are continuing to collaborate with great partners like Discount Drug Mart to deliver health care to the people of Cuyahoga County instead of asking them to come to us,” said Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, president and CEO of MetroHealth. “Making care as convenient as possible keeps the focus on prevention and reduces health costs for all of us."
“We are excited to partner with MetroHealth for our in-store walk-in clinics. Both MetroHealth and Discount Drug Mart are committed to our community and share a common goal of providing access to top quality care at convenient locations and with convenient times,” said Doug Boodjeh, chief operating officer of Discount Drug Mart. “MetroHealth clinics further enhance Discount Drug Mart’s 360 care program which encompasses prescription services, immunizations, professional medical and equipment/supplies, and specialty pharmacy.”
Walk-in appointments are available, and anyone can schedule an appointment online at www.metrohealth.org/discount-drugmart or www.discount-drugmart.com. You do not need to be a MetroHealth patient to visit the clinic. Cash, credit and most major insurance plans are accepted. For more information, call 440-230-9100.
The MetroHealth System is an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 7,500 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at more than 20 other MetroHealth locations. Two new hospitals have recently opened in Cleveland Heights and Parma, and MetroHealth also provides health care at more than 40 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through community partnerships.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992 by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, and one of two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio verified by the American Burn Association. MetroHealth also is home to a verified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.
In the past year, MetroHealth provided more than 1.4 million patient visits in its hospital and health centers. MetroHealth is also an academic medical center committed to teaching and research; each of its active physicians holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. MetroHealth has earned Magnet status, which places it in the top six percent of all hospitals nationwide for nursing excellence.
MetroHealth’s mission is, “Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.” For more information, visit metrohealth.org.