The Little Clinic at 9000 Staples Mill Road opened June 30.
The Little Clinic, owned by Kroger Co., has opened its first locations in the Richmond area at 9000 Staples Mill Road in Henrico County and at 7000 Tim Price Way in Chesterfield County.
Located near pharmacies inside select Kroger Stores, The Little Clinic aims to deliver affordable, convenient health care to consumers who need quality service close to where they live and shop. The clinics are open seven days a week, including evenings, and no appointment is necessary. “We want to be the ‘one-stop shop’ solution for our loyal customers, says Carl York, Mid-Atlantic Division spokesman for Kroger. “We believe that The Little Clinic offers a needed service to those families that are on the go and busy.”
The Little Clinic first opened in 2003 in Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, clinics have emerged in seven more states: Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana and, most recently, Virginia. Staffed by board certified nurse practitioners and specialists in family practice, the clinics provide non-emergency care to anyone over 18 months of age, covering common illnesses such as ear infections, strep throat and pink eye to physicals, health screenings and tobacco cessation services.
In terms of affordability, The Little Clinic accepts patients with and without insurance. If a patient has a copay, that amount will be the same at the clinic. For those who pay with cash, service prices are available at the clinic and online at thelittleclinic.com.
Looking to the future, the Little Clinic aims to expand to other parts of Virginia, including new locations in Mechanicsville and one in Virginia Beach in August.