The clinic at walmart

The clinic at walmart

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ryan

Hiseville, KY

#1 Feb 15, 2010
Has anyone visited the clinic at walmart or been seen as a patient?
I have not used it yet, but I did see their prices seem reasonable, so I thought: is there a catch? Any ideas
Old timer

Richmond, KY

#2 Feb 16, 2010
What days are they open and what are the hours?
justathought

London, KY

#3 Feb 16, 2010
What are the charges?
The Catch

Winchester, KY

#4 Feb 16, 2010
ryan wrote:
Has anyone visited the clinic at walmart or been seen as a patient?
I have not used it yet, but I did see their prices seem reasonable, so I thought: is there a catch? Any ideas
Walmart wants you to spend money in the store while you wait with your little beeper and you will never see a MD (only a Nurse Practictioner). Then they want you to buy your medicine from them. All the while your shopping sick and spreading germs all over everything!The cycle continues, thats the catch.
ryan

Hiseville, KY

#5 Feb 16, 2010
The Catch wrote:
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Walmart wants you to spend money in the store while you wait with your little beeper and you will never see a MD (only a Nurse Practictioner). Then they want you to buy your medicine from them. All the while your shopping sick and spreading germs all over everything!The cycle continues, thats the catch.
Sounds 'bout right. The 'catch' is that everyone that is healthy at the moment will 'catch' something from these sick people. what a joke? I think, if you are sick, you need to either see a regular doctor at a regular office, or if you go there with an illness then you should have to wait in the area and NOT go spreading it around. But they have NO waiting area! Also, there is going to be 33 walmarts just in the state of KY alone that will have these clinics. I did alittle research and London will have one and Williamsburg. Williamsburg is supposed to open, I think this year some time. The other thing that makes me think they will not do to well is that they do accept medicaid from children. These people that opened up these clinics don't know ky, especially this surrounding area apparently because half of all children around here have a medical card; and they do not accept that. My guess...they will go under before the 33 are opened.
That would be a 1st for walmart huh?
ryan

Hiseville, KY

#6 Feb 16, 2010
justathought wrote:
What are the charges?
Well, they accept insurance. but not medicaid for children; so that is what will kill them. half of our children have either Kchip or medicaid and they DO not accept that. their cash prices range from 25-57. 25 was for like coughs and UTI's and 57 were things like physicals. I don't know maybe they will do okay. They don't have a waiting room though, when I called, they told me to sigh in and then 'shop' around until I was called. So pretty much walmart will be even more 'sickly' then ever before.
ryan

Hiseville, KY

#7 Feb 16, 2010
Old timer wrote:
What days are they open and what are the hours?
They are open like from 8-7 mondays thru fridays, and then 8-6 on saturday, and 11-5 on sunday. there is no waiting room though, they want you to 'shop' around until you are called to be seen. I thought that was crazy! Walmart will be even more sickly then ever now. and they don't accept medicaid or Kchip for kids. most of the kids around here have that.
Stupid

Winchester, KY

#8 Feb 16, 2010
That's just stupid. If people are sick they
(a) don't feel like shopping (b) have no business shopping and spreading germs and (c) should not be forced to stand and wait if they don't want to shop. I mean it should be an OPTION not forced. They could put in at least a bench. How does your insurance apply does anyone know?
Interesting

Somerset, KY

#9 Feb 16, 2010
I'm all up for receiving my heath care at Walmart. Just think about it, I can get a check up, purchase my prescription, shop for the low cholesterol diet menu items the NP gave me, buy a weeks supply of Depends (size small) and get an oil change for my 92 Escort all in one easy trip. This is amazing folks and it will only cost me $237. 28, tax included. I am totally beside my self with excitement. The easy life has finally discovered southeastern Kentucky.
ryan

Hiseville, KY

#10 Feb 16, 2010
Interesting wrote:
I'm all up for receiving my heath care at Walmart. Just think about it, I can get a check up, purchase my prescription, shop for the low cholesterol diet menu items the NP gave me, buy a weeks supply of Depends (size small) and get an oil change for my 92 Escort all in one easy trip. This is amazing folks and it will only cost me $237. 28, tax included. I am totally beside my self with excitement. The easy life has finally discovered southeastern Kentucky.
You got me there!
ryan

Hiseville, KY

#11 Feb 16, 2010
Stupid wrote:
That's just stupid. If people are sick they
(a) don't feel like shopping (b) have no business shopping and spreading germs and (c) should not be forced to stand and wait if they don't want to shop. I mean it should be an OPTION not forced. They could put in at least a bench. How does your insurance apply does anyone know?
They said it would be whatever your co-pay would be at your regular doctor's office.
Lynn

London, KY

#12 Feb 16, 2010
Do you work for me?
Wrong

Paintsville, KY

#13 Feb 16, 2010
ryan wrote:
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They are open like from 8-7 mondays thru fridays, and then 8-6 on saturday, and 11-5 on sunday. there is no waiting room though, they want you to 'shop' around until you are called to be seen. I thought that was crazy! Walmart will be even more sickly then ever now. and they don't accept medicaid or Kchip for kids. most of the kids around here have that.
Yes walmart accepts Kchip card for kids cause thats what i have and use when my child needs medicine!!They do at louisa store!
Facts

Mayfield, KY

#14 Feb 17, 2010
Its not Walmart that has the Clinic it is BRMC. They did it so that people would have easier access for minor medical issues and relieve some of the traffic in the ER at the hospital. Another one is going in at Williamsburg. I think its a great idea. People who don't need to go to the ER and can't get in to see their Dr.
Germs

Somerset, KY

#15 Feb 17, 2010
Facts wrote:
Its not Walmart that has the Clinic it is BRMC. They did it so that people would have easier access for minor medical issues and relieve some of the traffic in the ER at the hospital. Another one is going in at Williamsburg. I think its a great idea. People who don't need to go to the ER and can't get in to see their Dr.
Good idea bad location (need a waiting room to keep sick people out of the store) I don't want to shop in the ER.
GREAT IDEAL

AOL

#16 Feb 18, 2010
Facts wrote:
Its not Walmart that has the Clinic it is BRMC. Another one is going in at Williamsburg. I think its a great idea. People who don't need to go to the ER and can't get in to see their Dr.
That is a great.....
Stupid Idea

Murray, KY

#17 Feb 18, 2010
For some reason, I just can't associate Wal-Mart as a source of quality health care in this country. Maybe it's because they sells tires there. I don't know. Just call me crazy.
Hello

Madisonville, KY

#18 Feb 18, 2010
Stupid Idea wrote:
For some reason, I just can't associate Wal-Mart as a source of quality health care in this country. Maybe it's because they sells tires there. I don't know. Just call me crazy.
They are with the hospital but it is uk staff. And they are just trying to help people that don't have insurance in our area. They are not trying to become your primary care doctor. They are trying to slow people from useing the er and it is for sure cheaper then these other clinics around here. The meds they want you to buy are from a company that give discounts on meds, and its meds that are not on walmarts 4 dollar list. And they are not saying U HAVE TO SHOP while you wait, if you don't want to wait in the store go back to your car. And how many of your doctors only work until 4 or so, or some of these other doctors that you have to sit in a doctors office for hours. And sometimes you need to c the doc but you cant get into your doctor for a week or so. There just trying to help. I called and suggested a small dentist office just for like extractions or maybe like cleaning and so on. To try to get into a disntest office in this town is awful and so expensive.
Dee

Eubank, KY

#19 Feb 18, 2010
I met the people in charge of this.. and they have really good intentions. And its no different than the clinics that kroger or walgreens has.
Agree with Hello

Dyer, TN

#20 Feb 18, 2010
My family doctor is Dr. Watts. I was sick last week and went to his office and was told that he was not seeing anyone else that day. The lady at the window would not even go ask him. She said that he had told her not to let anyone else be seen no matter what was wrong that they could just go to the emergency room. I was really sick and needed to go back to work the next day so I went to the clinic at Wal-Mart. The man working there was super nice to me. He took very good care of me. Did a super physical, better than I have had in a long time. So it might not be a bad idea, especially if your doctor doesn't want to see you or has too many patients to see you. And I do not have Kchip, Medicaid, or Welfare or any of the other things the man above was talking about. I have Blue Cross and it pays very good.

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