MinuteClinic (stylized as minute clinic) is a division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic was initially started as QuickMedx by Dr. Douglas Smith and his patient Rick Krieger, along with Stephen Pontius in Minneapolis, MN. This was the first of the "Retail Clinics" in the United States.
MinuteClinic launched the first walk-in clinic in the country in 2000, and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia.
MinuteClinic is the first retail health care prov ...
ider to receive three consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission (2006, 2009, and 2012), the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.