Convenient Care On-Site
(Hartford, Conn. June 18, 2015) - Saint Francis FastCare at the Super Stop & Shop in Manchester welcomed
patients today as the walk-in clinic at 318 West Middle Turnpike celebrated its
The retail clinic
is the second Saint Francis FastCare location
in Connecticut to offer convenient and economical healthcare for minor
conditions and symptoms. The 500-square-foot space is part of an exclusive
licensing agreement with Green Bay, WI-based Bellin Memorial Hospital, Inc.,
and Ahold USA, Inc., parent company of Stop & Shop, to operate the Saint Francis FastCare clinic at the Manchester
Along with a
ribbon-cutting ceremony, Saint Francis and Stop & Shop welcomed visitors with
an opportunity for shoppers to win a Stop & Shop gift card.
A third Saint Francis FastCare will open later
this year in the Glastonbury Stop & Shop at 55 Oak Street.
high-quality, low-cost healthcare is a priority at all of Saint Francis’s
facilities, whether at our Hartford campus or here at our newest site,” said Christopher
M. Dadlez, President and Chief Executive Officer at Saint Francis. “We are
pleased to further our partnership with Stop & Shop to provide non-urgent
healthcare services in the communities where our patients live and work.”
“We are excited to
open a Saint Francis FastCare walk-in
clinic at our Stop & Shop store in Manchester,” said Brian Pavur, Stop
& Shop Director of Pharmacy Operations.
“Customers are looking for ways to save time, money and to focus on
health, and this clinic, conveniently located next to our pharmacy, allows us
to provide customers with high-quality, affordable healthcare.”
provides care for common, non-urgent illnesses and ailments such as cold and
flu symptoms; administration of flu and shingles vaccines, along with standard
vaccinations for adults and children; ear infections, insect bites, poison ivy,
minor sunburn, ear wax removal, sinus infection, and sore throat. On-site tests
for rapid strep, urinalysis, urine pregnancy test, monospots and TB skin tests
will also be available.
welcomes patients 18 months of age or older on a walk-in basis. Age
restrictions may exist for select services. Immediate referrals will be made to
a physician when symptoms exceed the clinic’s scope of services.
With the added convenience of
the Stop & Shop Pharmacy on-site, patients can meet their basic healthcare
needs in one convenient location. Prescriptions may also be arranged for
pick-up at other locations.
After each visit, a
report will be sent to the patient’s primary care physician. For patients
without a primary care physician, referrals can be made at a patient’s
always visit the Saint Francis Emergency Department for any life-threatening
accepts most insurances and an office co-pay will apply. A FastCare visit is $79, including basic labs.
at the Stop & Shop in Manchester will be open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. –
7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; and
Holidays (except Easter and Christmas) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Facilities are
staffed by Saint Francis Care Advanced
Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who are licensed to prescribe medications.
Bellin Health, a not-for-profit,
integrated healthcare delivery system that has been servicing Northeast Wisconsin
and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1908, developed the FastCare brand of convenient care clinics in 2006. FastCare
partners with health systems and retailers nationwide to offer convenient
healthcare services in the community. To date, there are 30 FastCare locations operating in 10
states with 20 health systems partners.
About Saint Francis Care
Francis Care is an integrated
healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical
Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is
a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New
England. Other major entities of Saint
Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners. Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent
organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and
Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner. Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a
network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office
centers sited throughout the region. For
more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.
FastCare model of retail health clinics was established by Bellin Health in
2006. Bellin Health is a not-for-profit,
integrated health care delivery system that has been servicing Northeast
Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1908. Known for its emphasis on population health,
Bellin Health is the region’s leader in cardiac, orthopedic, digestive health,
mental health and primary care services.
ensure quality health services, Bellin developed the FastCare model on the
guidelines for retail clinics as defined by the American Academy of Family
Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical
Association. These include having a
well-defined and limited scope of clinical services, treatment plans that are
evidence-based, having a system for referring patients to physicians when
symptoms exceed the clinic’s scope of services, and integration of electronic
medical records. FastCare partners with health systems and retailers across the
country to create affordable and convenient patient access to healthcare. More
information about FastCare is available at www.FastCare.com. For more
information on Bellin Health see www.bellin.org.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop
Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates
394 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and
New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat
childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on
children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a
sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building
Council and EPA’s Smart Way program; and has been recognized by the EPA for the
superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company.
To learn more about Stop & Shop, visitwww.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.