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 redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.