Cleveland, OH,
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September
2016
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12:00 AM
America/New_York

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:

Allergies

Earaches

Eye conditions

Rashes

Skin conditions

Sinus infections

Strep throat testing

Urinalysis

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.

About the MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building, and the 25 acres of green space around it, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.

MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in late 2018, using nearly $1 billion it borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 44.5 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent. Today, its staff of 7,700 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75 percent of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and the only adult and pediatric burn center in the state of Ohio.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.