Business Insider reports that "Dollar General just started delivering urgent and preventative care to customers in mobile clinics at three of its stores outside of Nashville.
"The retailer has partnered with mobile clinic company DocGo to provide care for minor conditions including cold, flu, skin rashes, and urinary tract infections. The clinics, which take insurance and cash, can also give vaccines, health screenings and tests, and provide some care for chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes."
According to the story, " Dollar General said it will test how customers respond to the clinics to determine whether it should bring them to more stores."
- KC's View:
I'm not sure that I'm running down to the local Dollar General for urgent and preventative health care, but I live in a place with a ton of options. There will be communities where these clinics may fill holes that nobody else is trying to fill, and so this makes sense, at least conceptually.