A Retail Clinic Alternative Serving Tampa, Lutz, Seffner & All of the Surrounding Areas

retail_clinicA retail clinic is a small healthcare facility located inside a drugstore, pharmacy, supermarket, or other retail establishment. Also called drugstore clinics and convenient care clinics, they are aimed at treating minor illnesses like colds and ear infections. While these locations are convenient and relatively cheaper than a visit to the emergency room or your primary care physician’s office, there are some limitations to the level of care retail clinics area able to provide.

A retail clinic, though overseen remotely by a physician, is usually staffed on site by physician assistants or nurse practitioners. These medical professionals may not have the experience to identify health issues that have the potential to escalate into more serious conditions. In addition, certain diagnostic services, such as X-rays and lab testing, may not be available at these retail clinics in Tampa.

South Tampa Immediate Care is a walk-in urgent medical center that offers all the convenience of a retail clinic, but with a wider range of capabilities and services, including:

  • On-site X-rays
  • In-house lab testing
  • Board-certified or Board-eligible doctors
  • Convenient call-ahead service
  • Splinting/broken bone treatment
  • Foreign body removal
  • Urinalysis and drug screening

To learn more about the benefits of relying on South Tampa Immediate Care as an alternative to a retail clinic or emergency room, contact us today.