St. Francis, Stop & Shop team up to open FastCare in Simsbury

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Going to the supermarket and getting treated for poison ivy are not going to be mutually exclusive things.

St. Francis and Stop & Shop are teaming up to open FastCare centers in supermarkets in the Hartford area. The Simsbury store will open this week, and another will open in the Manchester store later in the year.

According to the press release:

The clinic will provide care for common, non-urgent illnesses and ailments such as cold and flu symptoms; administration of flu and shingles vaccines, along with standard vaccinations for adults and children; ear infections, insect bites, poison ivy, minor sunburn, ear wax removal, sinus infection, and sore throat. On-site tests for rapid strep, urinalysis, urine pregnancy test, monospots and TB skin tests will also be available.

Patients over 18 months old can be treated in the facilities. If symptoms are beyond what the clinic can treat, the patient will be referred to a doctor.

The cost of the visit is $79, including basic labs.

The hours for the clinic in Simsbury will be

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Holidays (except Easter and Christmas) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

No appointments are necessary. Facilities are staffed by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses  who are licensed to prescribe medications.

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