Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Retail Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, and Emergency Departments as Venues for Health Care
Slide content:Retail Clinics Facilities usually located in stores or pharmacies, may also be free-standing Staffed by nurse practitioners nurses with additional training Intended to treat common and minor illnesses 3
Slide notes:This lecture will discuss retail clinics, urgent care centers, and the emergency department as outpatient venues for health care. One venue for obtaining outpatient health care is a retail clinic. Retail clinics are often located within stores or pharmacies, although they may also be free-standing. They are usually staffed by nurse practitioners, who are nurses with additional training, also known as mid-level providers. Retail clinics are intended to treat common and minor illnesses such as sore throats, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, or simple sprains. 3