Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us – Be Prepared With MinuteClinic and CVS #MC

By | December 13, 2013

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CVS MinuteClinic. I received promotional items as a thank you for participating.

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Cold and flu season is here. Are you ready for the runny noses, sore throats, aches, and pains?  With the onslaught of cold weather, one round of colds has already worked its way through our house.  Fortunately for our family, we have a CVS/pharmacy literally within minutes of our home, so I was able to stock up on tissues and cold medicine to help us get feeling better.

You are probably already aware that CVS carries all the essentials to help you recover from a cold or flu, but did you also know that you can receive treatment there as well?  The MinuteClinic is a walk-in clinic located in select CVS/pharmacy stores that treats minor injuries and illnesses, like colds and the flu, at a fraction of the cost of a visit to your doctor or local Urgent Care.  They are staffed by board certified nurse practioners and physician’s assistants, so you can be assured that you will be receiving quality care for your minor ailments.

As a mom of four, I can’t tell you how grateful I am that we have a MinuteClinic at our local CVS.  Any parent knows that illnesses don’t often strike at convenient times.  Fortunately MinuteClinic is open 7 days a week and a visit doesn’t require an appointment.  I love that I have other treatment options when my kids are sick with minor ailments and our doctor is closed or can’t get us in quickly.  This winter, I definitely plan on visiting MinuteClinic for the little things like ear infections, pink eye, and sinus infections.  It’s much more convenient and affordable than waiting to see our primary care physician.

Speaking of convenience – When you are sick, the last thing you want is to have to run all over town between going to the doctor and picking up medicine.  CVS and MinuteClinic offers one-stop shopping for all your cold and flu needs.  You can receive treatment, fill your prescription, and pick up some tissue and cough drops – all in one place.   You can get in and out quickly, so you can get back to bed to rest and get better.

Do you have a CVS with a MinuteClinic near you?  MinuteClinics are located in 28 states as well as DC.  Be sure to check out their store locator to see if there is a clinic near you.  You can also connect with MinuteClinic on Twitter.

I really hope all my readers and their families stay healthy this winter, but should a could or the flu strike, CVS and MinuteClinic are there to help you get feeling better quickly.  So tell me…  What tips do you have for avoiding a cold or the flu this year?  Please share your tips in a comment below.

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