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Why Visiting a CVS MinuteClinic is Better than an ER Bill #MC

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We’ve been hit with a few bugs this year, my husband and I both got sinus infections, my son got an ear infection and I’m just waiting to see what is around the corner for Andrea. The problem with getting sick is that the doctor’s office is slammed packed during the cold winter months, it can be days before an appointment can even be made. Your other options might be the ER or Urgent Care, which can become costly and unpractical for common family illnesses.

So what’s a girl to do?

When our pediatrician is unavailable or it’s after hours, our choice of treatment is at the CVS MinuteClinic. Staffed by board-certified nurse practitioners and physicians assistants, the MinuteClinic can diagnose, treat and prescribe for a variety of common illnesses, such as strep throat, ear infections, pink eye and UTIs.

 

CVS MinuteClinic

The MinuteClinic is a walk-in clinic located in select CVS/pharmacy stores in 28 states and DC. They are open 7 days a week with evening hours and you don’t need to make an appointment!

The last time that we made a visit to a MinuteClinic, there was a 15 minute wait time and we were seen without an appointment. While this might not always be the case, I do recommend a quick call to your local MinuteClinic to find out their wait times before arriving.

I find it ultra convenient when you can get diagnosed without an appointment and then shop for all of your cold, cough and flu needs. Essentials, like kleenex, cough drops, or saline spray, can all be picked up at CVS right along with your prescription.

Think you might be sick? Here is a handy chart that will help you distinguish if it might be a cold or the flu.

Is it the cold or flu?

For more tips on how to diagnose, treat and prevent the cold and flu, visit http://bit.ly/18ca8La

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Amanda

Hi! I'm Amanda, a Kansas City Lifestyle Blogger, mom of two little people, social media addict, travel junkie with a slight obsession to baking and fitness.

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