NACCHO is interested in learning how local health departments may be working with retail health clinics (also known as convenient care clinics) and/or pharmacies. Both pharmacies and retail health clinics have the potential to serve as important safety nets/access points for the delivery of STI care. Retail health clinics are located within a retail setting, primarily staffed by a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant (e.g., MinuteClinic), and provide affordable, accessible episodic care. Many of these currently provide STI testing, diagnosis, and treatment for uncomplicated STI cases. Similarly, many are co-located with a pharmacy. Additionally, pharmacies may partner with local health departments to dispense medications used to treat commons STIs and offer spaces for self-collection or PrEP starts.
Please answer this brief, three-question survey to tell us how you are working with retail health clinics and/or pharmacies.