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Target Clinic to Open in Leesburg

The clinic will be one of four opening in the Northern Virginia area this summer and will offer guests walk-in medical care from highly-trained professionals in the convenience of the store.

In less than three months, the  will be home to one of four Target Clinic locations in the Northern Virginia area. The new clinics, which will also be located in Fairfax, Falls Church and Gainesville, are currently under construction and will be the first to open in the state. 

According to Target Spokesperson Jamie Bastian, the clinic will offer guests walk-in medical care from highly-trained professionals in the convenience of the store.

“Target strives to help guests achieve their wellness goals by making health care products, services and expertise more accessible, affordable and convenient,” Bastian said.

Guests will find a variety of services including treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, skin irritations, vaccinations, camp and sports physicals, cosmetic consultations and tests and screenings. 

“With our new Target Clinic locations, guests will now be able to conveniently seek medical treatment for minor illnesses, fill a prescription at Target Pharmacy and shop for other wellness needs, all during the same shopping trip,” said José Barra, senior vice president of health and beauty at Target.  

Along with increased access to quality health care services, the clinic will also bring new job opportunities to the local community. Hiring is currently underway with open positions varying by store. 

Currently, Target Clinic operates in 44 locations throughout Minnesota, Maryland, Illinois and Florida. By the end of October 2012, there will be 54 Target Clinics in a total of six states. Target first opened in-store clinics in Minnesota in 2003. 

The Leesburg clinic is scheduled to open on July 29. It will be open seven days a week with evening and weekend hours available. No appointment will be necessary.  

Ann May 07, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Interesting. While it may be convenient in many ways, isn't it counter to good public health policy to encourage sick residents to mingle in retail stores with others who may be affected by the spread of germs?
paula graninger May 08, 2012 at 11:24 AM
I agree with Ann won't the germs spread throughout the store to healthy people who are there buying groceries (fruits, meats, etc.) in what use to be a healthly environment and now we will be running the risk of everytime we enter the store that we will be bringing them home various virsus to our families, I will be taking my business elsewhere once this opens. I am not sure how this is a safe and healthy environment that I want to expose my family to.
L-burg mom May 09, 2012 at 01:09 AM
The pharmacy already has sick people filling prescriptions, so it is hardly a germ-free environment now. I don't think any retail or public space can be considered particularly sanitary. The rule in our house is hand-washing immediately upon coming into the house (after removing shoes - another source of household dirt & germs).

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