MinuteClinic Becomes More Accessible to Patients with Disabilities

Information courtesy of CVS

MinuteClinic is the walk-in medical clinic inside many CVS stores. Earlier this month, MinuteClinic announced plans to become more accessible for patients with disabilities.

At the request of a patient, MinuteClinic will arrange for American Sign Language interpreters. MinuteClinic will also work to ensure that patients with visual impairments are provided information in accessible formats. MinuteClinic will also work to determine the most effective method to get an accurate weight measurement for patients who use wheelchairs.

Also, as part of the accessibility plan, clinic staff will receive comprehensive training to ensure they are familiar with the availability and proper use of any relevant equipment, aids and services.

The announcement was the result of collaboration between MinuteClinic and patients with disabilities. MinuteClinic was assisted in the development of its plan by Andrés J. Gallegos, an attorney and disability rights advocate.

For more information about MinuteClinic, and to find a location near you, visit the CVS website here.

Doug Schmidt
Act Team Coordinator
The Fifth Freedom Network

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