The VA and CVS Team up to Cut Down Vet Wait Times

There is a New Place for Vets to Get Health Care Services


The Phoenix VA’s medical center may have found a way to cut down veterans' wait times.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new program that could reduce wait times for vets who need medical attention. It’s a partnership between the Phoenix VA Health Care System and MinuteClinic, which is located inside CVS stores.  Nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic will be available 7 days a week to treat veterans in the valley for minor illnesses and injuries. The nurses specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses like strep throat, ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and heartburn and indigestion. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions, sprains and strains, as well as vaccinations for the flu, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A and B are available at most locations. There are 24 MinuteClinics in the valley. No appointment is necessary.

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