Norwalk Hospital opens clinic at Stop & Shop

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Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. joined with Norwalk Hospital FastCare to introduce a new in-store health clinic to Fairfield. Participating in the official grand opening are, from left, Jon Olson, senior account executive, FastCare; Arlene Putterman, manager, public and community relations, Stop & Shop, New York Metro Division; Dr. Richard Singer, medical director; Dr. Michael Marks, vice president of business development, Norwalk Hospital; First Selectman Michael Tetreau; Brad Dayton, senior director, pharmacy, Ahold, USA; Gregg Jones, senior manager, business development, pharmacy, Ahold USA; Eric Heckt, regional pharmacy manager, Stop & Shop, New York Metro Division; and Jim Keenoy, director of marketing and external communications, Stop & Shop, New York Metro Division.

Stop & Shop has joined with Norwalk Hospital FastCare to introduce an in-store health clinic at 1160 Kings Highway Cut-off.

The clinic had its official opening on May 20, when Stop & Shop management was joined by Fairfield First Selectman Michael C. Tetreau and Norwalk Hospital Vice President of Business Development Dr. Michael R. Marks  for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The FastCare clinic will handle minor conditions and symptoms including sore throats, fevers, flu and colds, ear and sinus infections, pink eye, skin rashes and allergies.

“Cost, quality and accessibility are extremely important to us at Norwalk Hospital,” Marks said. “This partnership will enable us to better serve local residents.”

FastCare accepts most insurance and office visit co-pays apply. For those with high deductible plans or no insurance, a FastCare visit is $82, including simple lab tests.

The clinics are staffed by Norwalk Hospital nurse practitioners and physician assistants, however, clients don’t have to be one of their patients. A report following each visit will be sent to a patient’s primary care physician and immediate referrals will be made to a physician when symptoms exceed the clinic’s scope of services.

FastCare takes walk-in patients only and silent pagers are available for use in the store that send an alert when the provider is ready should there be a wait.

In addition, faster pharmacy service will be provided based on immediate transmittal of prescriptions to the Stop & Shop pharmacy or the pharmacy of the patient’s choice.

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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