Rite Aid’s RediClinic and Philadelphia-Based Aria Health Announce Alliance
PHILADELPHIA (February 2, 2016) – RediClinic, a leading operator of retail clinics, and Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, announced today that they are entering into an alliance that will offer greater convenience, increased access and more affordable healthcare to residents of Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County in Pennsylvania.
Through the arrangement, RediClinic and Aria Health will implement a variety of clinical integration initiatives to encourage and facilitate collaboration between RediClinic practitioners and Aria Health-affiliated physicians. The six RediClinics covered by the alliance, which will be co-branded with Aria Health, are located inside the following Rite Aid pharmacies:
- 1035 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley
- 1 Summit Square, Langhorne
- 96 North Flowers Mill Road, Langhorne
- 7418-32 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia
- 1860 Brownsville Road, Trevose
- 599 York Road, Warminster
“Since opening our first RediClinic in the greater Philadelphia area over just a year ago, we have been seeking ways to become more fully integrated into the existing healthcare delivery ecosystem,” said RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin. “We are excited about our new relationship with Aria Health because it will enable us to offer our patients access to a larger network of providers and a broader scope of services.”
“We are pleased to be working with RediClinic and Rite Aid, as it will enable Aria to expand access to care in our community and explore innovations in service delivery,” said Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, EdD, MBA, president and CEO of Aria Health.
RediClinic currently operates clinics inside 18 Philadelphia-area Rite Aid pharmacies. The clinics are staffed by board certified nurse practitioners, who are trained and licensed to treat common conditions, and provide preventive services including screenings, medical tests, immunizations and basic physical exams, in collaboration with local physicians. Patients can be treated for more than 30 common medical conditions, and RediClinic clinicians are able to write prescriptions when appropriate.
As part of RediClinic’s commitment to offering high-quality, convenient and affordable healthcare, clinics are open seven days a week, with same day and next day appointments. To find the nearest RediClinic inside Rite Aid, visit www.rediclinic.com.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2015 annual revenue of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.
RediClinic has given consumers easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare since 1989. The company currently operates 35 clinics inside H-E-B grocery stores in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, as well as 43 clinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Philadelphia, Baltimore/Washington D.C. (including Virginia and Delaware) and Seattle areas.
Since opening its first in-store clinic in 2005, RediClinic has successfully treated more than 2 million patients for common medical conditions, in addition to providing preventive care. RediClinic is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rite Aid Corporation. For more information about clinic locations, hours of operation, services and prices, visit www.rediclinic.com.
Aria Health is the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County. With three leading-edge community hospitals and a growing network of outpatient centers and physicians, Aria upholds a longstanding tradition of bringing advanced medicine and personal care to the many communities it serves. For more information about Aria Health, please visit www.ariahealth.org, “Like” Aria Health on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ariahealth and “Follow” Aria Health on Twitter at @AriaHealth.