Aetna Adds In-Store Health Clinics to Provider List

September 1, 2006 ( - Aetna has announced that InterFit Health's RediClinic has become a participating provider for health care to Aetna health plan members.

Aetna members who visit RediClinic will pay the specialist office visit co-pay indicated by their plans. The agreement supplements Aetna’s previously announced relationship with MinuteClinic, according to the announcement.

InterFit Health currently operates 11 RediClinics with retail partners H-E-B in Texas, Wal-Mart in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and Duane Reade in New York. Benefits at Duane Reade in New York are only available for Aetna PPO-based plans, the announcement said.

The in-store clinics are overseen by medical directors and staffed by certified nurse practitioners who diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications for certain common medical conditions, such as strep throat, upper respiratory infections, and seasonal allergies.

RediClinic also offers preventive health services, including health screenings, medical tests, vaccinations, and basic physical exams. The clinics are open seven days a week (including most holidays) and are open for extended hours on weekdays.

Additionally, Aetna members can access MinuteClinics in markets in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington, and the Washington, D.C./Maryland Capital area.

Aetna members can find the location of the nearest in-store clinic by searching on “specialist” in Aetna’s DocFind directory.