In-Store Clinics Expand Convenient, Affordable, Quality Health Care to
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) and Atlantic General Hospital and Health
System today announced the openings of Atlantic ImmediCare clinics inside
three Rite Aid stores in Ocean Pines and Pocomoke City, Maryland, and
Millsboro, Delaware. The clinics, which are now open daily, provide extended
hours for care in the evening and on weekends.
At the Atlantic ImmediCare clinics, certified nurse practitioners under
the guidance of Medical Director Nicholas Borodulia, MD, provide patients
with quality care for common illnesses such as strep throat, ear infections,
pink eye, tick bites, flu, bladder infections, bronchitis and allergies,
as well as school and employer physicals, laboratory tests, adult immunizations
and health screenings.
With "no appointment necessary, walk-in convenience" from 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays
and Sundays, the clinics are open to anyone and also provide direct access
to more specialized and acute treatment options at Atlantic General Hospital.
The Atlantic ImmediCare clinics in select Rite Aid locations are especially
beneficial to those who are already patients of any of the existing providers
within Atlantic General Health System because of the use of electronic
Upon arrival at the Atlantic ImmediCare clinic, patients can sign in via
a computer kiosk, noting on the electronic medical record their symptoms
and personal health information typically collected during an appointment.
With the patient’s permission, Atlantic ImmediCare can provide treatment
information to the patient’s primary care provider to ensure continuity
of care. Because of the affiliation with the hospital and health system,
records of Atlantic ImmediCare visits for individuals who are existing
patients of an Atlantic General Health System provider will be available
immediately to that provider through the electronic medical record, ensuring
a continuous, up-to-date medical history and more comprehensive care.
Regardless of whom a patient sees regularly, the electronic system will
store the information from their visit for easy recall and updating should
they return for future visits.
To keep costs reasonable Atlantic ImmediCare does not accept insurance,
requiring payment at the time of the visit. A basic office visit is $49.
The necessary supporting documents are provided to patients, however,
so they can file for insurance reimbursement. For Medicare patients, a
claim will be filed on their behalf and reimbursement from Medicare will
be sent directly to the patient or policy holder.
About Rite Aid
Rite Aid is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with more
than 4,800 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia with fiscal
2009 annual sales of more than $26.3 billion. Information about Rite Aid,
including corporate background and press releases, is available through
Rite Aid's Web site at www.riteaid.com.
About Atlantic General Hospital and Health System
Atlantic General Hospital, located in Berlin, Md., is a 62-bed acute care
hospital that has served the residents and visitors of Worcester County
and surrounding areas for the past 16 years. It has grown with the needs
of its community, now providing full service imaging, specialty breast
care and joint replacement services as well as designated wound care and
endoscopy centers, a sleep study center, full ophthalmic surgery services,
bariatrics procedures and many other services. Atlantic General Health
System, its network of 26 primary care providers and specialists, cares
for patients in Berlin, Ocean Pines, Ocean City, Snow Hill and Pocomoke
City, Md. as well as Ocean View and Fenwick, Del. For more information, visit