MINNEAPOLIS (November 17, 2014) —Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to launch four Target Clinics in Southern California in November and December. For the first time at Target, guests will have access to a wide array of primary health care services, as well as expanded services that are not typically available in Target Clinics or other retail clinics. Expanded health services include pediatric and adolescent care, well-woman care, family planning, and management of chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Through this collaboration, Kaiser Permanente will provide care to Kaiser Permanente members and non-members.
Kaiser Permanente will staff the new clinics with licensed nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, and will have physicians available by telemedicine consultations, giving local Target guests access to Kaiser Permanente’s high-quality affordable health care services. The clinics will be located within Target stores and will provide walk-in care, along with the convenience of the Target Pharmacy.
Uniting two respected brands, the new Target Clinics will offer both Kaiser Permanente’s technology-advanced care delivery system and Target’s focus on an exceptional guest experience in a familiar, convenient, and friendly setting. The four Target Clinics will accept cash or credit, as well as a broad range of health insurance plans — Target guests can stop by for a flu shot or physical, all during a weekly trip for groceries.
“Target is thrilled to welcome all local guests into the new Target Clinics in Southern California. We believe our stores are uniquely equipped to offer guests a comprehensive approach to supporting their wellness needs, including Target Clinic, Target Pharmacy, healthy foods and wellness products,” said Kevin Ronneberg, MD, medical director, Target Corporation. “We look forward to working with Kaiser Permanente to make their exceptional care and services available to the entire community, while ushering in the next generation of health care service models.”
“We’re collaborating with Target because its clinics have a legacy of combining quality and convenience in a way that we think will resonate with both our members and the overall Target guest population,” says Paul Minardi, MD, medical director, Business Management, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Target Clinics in Southern California. “This is the evolution of expanding Kaiser Permanente’s high-quality and holistic care delivery into a setting that will provide patients with wellness support.”
Target Clinic currently has 79 locations in seven states. In an effort to seamlessly integrate affordable, convenient health care into the lives of all Target guests and community members, in the coming months, the new Target Clinics are also in the process of contracting with Medicare, MediCal, and with Blue Shield of California and other leading health insurance plans in the area for certain services. This access will provide greater, more affordable access to the world-class medical care that Kaiser Permanente delivers.
Kaiser Permanente-staffed clinics at Target locations open Nov. 17 in Vista, San Diego, and Fontana, and a fourth clinic in West Fullerton will open on Dec. 6.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve approximately 9.5 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,934 stores – 1,801 in the United States and 133 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit ABullseyeView.com or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.