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RediClinic Opens 15th Greater Houston Location, in Association with Memorial Hermann

New Clinic, Featuring Three Exam Rooms and Blood Draw station, is Largest Retail-based Convenient Care Clinic in the U.S.

HOUSTON (November 14, 2008) – RediClinic LLC announced today that it is opening its 15th Houston-area convenient care clinic in the new H-E-B store located at Bunker Hill and I-10.  The 926-sq.-ft. clinic, featuring three exam rooms and a room specifically designed for blood draws, is the largest RediClinic in operation. According to the Convenient Care Association (CCA), it is also the largest retail-based convenient care clinic in the U.S. RediClinics are in-store facilities that offer consumers easy access to high-quality, non-acute healthcare at affordable prices.

“We are delighted to be expanding our footprint in our home market with the opening of our 15th Greater Houston clinic,” said Web Golinkin, chief executive officer of RediClinic.  “The larger clinic design in H-E-B’s new Bunker Hill store enables us to treat more patients and gives us more flexibility in adding new services.”
RediClinics are staffed by certified nurse practitioners who work with local physicians to diagnose, treat and prescribe medications for common medical conditions, such as strep throat and upper respiratory infections. They also administer a broad range of preventive services, including health screenings, medical tests, immunizations and basic physical exams.

Currently, RediClinic is providing flu vaccinations for $25.

“Easy access to affordable healthcare is a high priority for H-E-B customers,” said Scott McClelland, president H-E-B Houston, “and we are pleased that RediClinic will be providing this service at our newest Houston store.”

RediClinics are open seven days a week (including most holidays) and offer extended hours on weekdays. Adults and children over age two are welcome, no appointments are necessary, and a typical visit takes about 15 minutes.

RediClinic uses the athenahealth electronic medical record to facilitate, guide and document patient visits. This system ensures patient suitability to RediClinic’s limited scope of practice and ensures continuity of care when other clinicians are involved.  Patients who cannot be treated at RediClinic, or who need ongoing treatment, are referred to their primary care provider, if they have one, or to other physicians in their communities.

RediClinic visits in Texas are covered by the nation’s four largest commercial health insurance carriers – Aetna, CIGNA, Humana and UnitedHealthcare – as well as by Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Those who are covered by health plans that do not currently have agreements with RediClinic receive specially-formatted receipts that can be filed for possible reimbursement.

Current RediClinic Greater Houston Locations (inside H-E-B Stores):
Katy (Grand Parkway): 6711 South Fry Road at Grand Parkway
Houston (Blackhawk): 9828 Blackhawk Blvd.at South Belt Drive
League City (Bay Colony): 2955 South Gulf Freeway at Santa Fe
Tomball: 28520 Tomball Parkway (at Hwy 2920)
Spring (Woodlands-Sawdust): 130 Sawdust Road at 1nterstate 45
Woodlands (Indian Springs): 10777 Kuykendahl Road at Woodlands Parkway
Conroe: 2108 North Frazier at North Loop 336 W
Friendswood: 701 West Parkwood at Sunset Drive
Houston: 2660 Fountainview at Westheimer
Pasadena: 6210 Fairmont Parkway at Space Center Blvd
Sugar Land (River Park): 19900 Highway 59 at Grand Parkway
Pearland: 2805 Business Center Drive
Spring: 7310 Louetta at Hwy 249
Cypress: 6960 Barker Cypress at Hwy 290
Houston: 9710 Katy Freeway (Bunker Hill & I-10)

In Greater Houston, Memorial Hermann provides physician oversight to RediClinic’s nurse practitioners and collaborates with RediClinic on clinical quality and consumer education initiatives.  Memorial Hermann is the area’s largest healthcare provider 

RediClinic operates 21 clinics in H-E-B stores in Houston and Austin, Texas; and 15 clinics in Wal-Mart stores in Atlanta, Ga., Fayetteville and Rogers, Ark., Richmond, Va., and Tulsa, Okla. For a complete list of locations, services, prices and additional information on RediClinic, visit www.rediclinic.com.

About RediClinic LLC
Since 1989, RediClinic (formerly known as InterFit Health) has provided people with easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare services. Today the company is the largest independent convenient care operator in the United States, and a leading provider of health-related events that are implemented in retail outlets and employer worksites nationwide.  For more information, visit www.rediclinic.com.

About Memorial-Hermann System
An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and 19,000 employees, serves southeast Texas and the greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 11 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including a level 1 trauma center, a hospital for children and a rehabilitation hospital, as well as three heart & vascular institute locations and eight suburban hospitals. The system also operates an air ambulance, cancer, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a Wellness Center, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. To learn more, visit www.memorialhermann.org, or call 713-222-CARE.

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