CVS - MinuteClinic-Fast Service and No Appointment Needed
PENNSYLVANIA -- I recently came down with a bad head cold and upper respiratory infection. Couldn't stop coughing and had flu like symptoms. My regular doctor gets me in pretty quick but I still need an appointment. No guarantee that I will be seen the same day. Decided to give the CVS MinuteClinic a try. This is not available at every CVS but there was one close to me.
Check-in was easy. Just fill out your info on a computer screen and you're next in line. Within 5 minutes I was seen by a very competent nurse practitioner who checked all of my vitals. She was able to bring up my complete medical history and forward the exam to my regular doctor. I was given a script for prescription cough medicine and a decongestant. The pharmacy had it ready in 10 minutes. CVS charges $89.00 for the visit. My copay was $15.00 and the scripts were free with my insurance.
Conclusion: If you don't have a serious problem and want to be seen and treated fast seriously consider MinuteClinic. I was given the same high level of service that my doctor provides. With no appointment I was in and out in under 30 minutes with two prescriptions. CVS provided exceptional service.