7 key statistics on retail clinics

As the healthcare industry works to improve access to primary care and provide more patient choice, retail clinics are gaining traction, with 10.5 million visits annually, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Manatt Health Solutions.

Here are seven key statistics from the report.

  • More than 1,800 retail clinics have 10.5 million visits annually.
  • 58.6 percent of U.S. families who have used a retail clinic in the past year said they used it because the hours were more convenient than a traditional healthcare facility.
  • 55.9 percent said the ability to access walk-in appointments was a major reason they chose retail care.
  • 48.1 percent said the convenience of the location played a role in their decision.
  • 38.7 percent said lower costs were a reason.
  • 24.6 percent said they chose a retail clinic because they had no primary source of care.
  • CVS MinuteClinics dominate the market share (50 percent), followed by Walgreens Healthcare Clinics (24 percent), Kroger Little Clinic (8 percent) Walmart Retail Clinics (6 percent), Target Clinics (4 percent) and RiteAid RediClinic (2 percent).

 

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