"The launch of this partnership will enable VA to provide more care for Veterans in their neighborhoods", said Dr. Baligh Yehia, the Deputy Undersecretary for Health for Community Care.
Phoenix-area veterans who typically receive care through the Department of Veterans Affairs will have a new option for minor ailments: a local CVS Minute Clinic.
"My district is home to one of the largest veterans populations in the country and despite some improvements we've been able to make over the past few years, veterans are still experiencing problems with getting timely access to quality care, especially in rural areas", Rooney said on Thursday. The government will then pay for this care.
In a recent survey conducted by the VA, only 61 percent of veterans said they could get a medical appointment for primary care when they needed one.
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The VA did not indicate whether it received requests from other VA medical centers or how quickly it might expand the program elsewhere.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) unveiled an online effort to increase transparency for veterans seeking medical care, drawing the applause of members of the Florida congressional delegation.
The corporation selected an Epic Systems electronic health record in 2014 to support its MinuteClinic business. "We believe in the MinuteClinic model of care and are excited to offer our health care services as one potential solution for the Phoenix VA Health Care System and its patients", he said.
"After patient consent, participating MinuteClinic locations will electronically send patient visit summaries to the patient's primary care physician at the VA", CVS explained at the time.
Nonetheless, the new CVS partnership is the beginning point of enhancing the successful provision of healthcare services. Nurse practitioners for MinuteClinic can write prescriptions and give common immunizations.