RediClinic Marks One Million Patient Visit Milestone
November 1, 2012 (HOUSTON) – RediClinic®, the nation’s largest independent operator of retail-based, convenient care clinics, announced today that patients have visited one million times since the company opened its first clinic in 2005.
RediClinic estimates that by visiting a convenient care clinic versus an emergency room, urgent care clinic or physicians’ office, patients, insurance companies and employers have saved millions of dollars, and patients have saved millions of hours they otherwise would have spent waiting to be treated. These savings estimates are based on internal and third-party data and are among the most important reasons that utilization of RediClinics and other convenient care clinics has grown dramatically in recent years.
RediClinic has expanded to meet growing patient demand in Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas, by opening 12 new clinics in H-E-B grocery stores in 2011 and 2012, most recently this week in the Montrose area of Houston at 1701 W. Alabama Street (77098). This is RediClinic’s 30th clinic in Texas.
“Over the past seven years, we have taken pride in responding to Texans’ growing need for easier access to high-quality and affordable, primary and preventive healthcare,” said Web Golinkin, RediClinic’s chief executive officer. “We are excited to have achieved the one million patient visit milestone, and we are grateful to our patients, clinicians, H-E-B, and our physician, healthcare system and managed care partners for making it possible.”
RediClinic has given consumers easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare since 1989. The company currently operates 30 clinics inside H-E-B grocery stores in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas, and has successfully treated more than 1,000,000 patients since opening its first in-store clinic in 2005. In addition to treating common medical conditions, RediClinics provide a broad range of preventive services, including medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams. For more information on clinic locations, hours of operation, services and prices, visit www.RediClinic.com.
Cost savings estimates are based on RediClinic patient surveys where patients were asked where they would have sought care instead of RediClinic, and average costs for similar care provided at RediClinics versus other types of healthcare delivery outlets as estimated by Thygeson, M., Van Vorst, K. Maciosek, M and Solberg, L. (2008). Use and Cost of Care in Retail Clinics versus Traditional Care Sites. Health Affairs, Volume 27, Number 5, Pg. 1289
Time savings estimates are based on RediClinic patient surveys where patients were asked where they would have sought care instead of RediClinic, and average wait times to be treated at RediClinics versus other types of healthcare delivery outlets. Other healthcare delivery outlet wait times were obtained from the following studies: Merritt Hawkins & Associates. (2009). Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times. Family Practice Table, Houston, Pg. 8; Urgent Care Association of America. (2010). Urgent Care Benchmarking Survey Results. Patient Wait Times, Overall Patient Wait Times to be Seen chart, Pg. 11; and (2010). Patients Spent Average of Four Hours, Seven Minutes in U.S. Emergency Departments in 2009. (n.d.). Retrieved October 18, 2012 from Press Ganey – Press Room Web site: http://tinyurl.com/9nj7ugdFor Media Information: Jeff Thompson 713.335.1728 firstname.lastname@example.org
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