Cayuga Health System (CHS), a comprehensive health care provider located in the Finger Lakes Region and Central N.Y., and Kinney Drugs, a leading healthcare organization in New York and Vermont, announced today a combined health care partnership to open the Cayuga Walk-In Clinic at the Kinney Drug located at 3666 Route 281, Cortland, N.Y.
“The Cayuga Clinic at Kinney Drugs is a collaborative effort designed to provide affordable walk-in access, and immediate care including any prescription and over-the-counter medications for common medical conditions in the Cortland community and surrounding areas,” states Dr. Martin Stallone, Chief Executive Officer of Cayuga Medical Center and Cayuga Health System. “We are extremely proud to offer this exciting new service to local residents and visitors.”
Cayuga Walk-In Clinic at Kinney Drugs will be staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants from Cayuga Health System, who are trained and licensed to treat common conditions, such as cold, flu, fever, coughs, congestion, sore throat and strep, and rash or skin irritations.
“Developing a clinical relationship with a health care team like Cayuga Medical Center is an important step forward in improving access to quality healthcare,” said Rebecca Bubel, RPh, Senior Director of Store Operations for Kinney Drugs. “Together, our Pharmacists and the Cayuga Walk-In Clinic staff are advancing community pharmacy by providing an environment for coordinated health care, and helping more people improve their health and wellness.”
Convenient and professional services offered by Kinney Drugs such as free prescription delivery, automatic prescription refills, and immunizations are also an important part of the overall care available to all Cayuga Walk-In patients.
The Cayuga Walk-In Clinic at Kinney Drugs will be open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm an Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm[Closed for lunch: 1:30 – 2:30.] No appointments are necessary. The Center accepts walk-in patients, and wait times are expected to be minimal. In addition, medications will be quickly available through transmittal of prescriptions to the Kinney Drugs Pharmacy or the pharmacy of the patient’s choice. The cost of care is affordable and cash, credit card or personal check are acceptable forms of payment. On-site staff can provide documentation to submit to patients’ insurance providers. Most insurances are accepted. For more information, call (607) 339-0628 or visit https://cayugahealthsystem.org/.
About Cayuga Health System
Cayuga Health System (CHS) has two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital, as well as a multi-specialty group, Cayuga Medical Associates. Combined employment, including affiliated organizations, is over 2,200 employees. CHS is clinically linked to Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester Regional Health for cardiac services, Roswell Park for cancer services, and the University of Rochester for neurosciences. It has also teamed up with Family Health Network of Central New York to enhance care in the region.
Founded in Gouverneur, NY in 1903, today the independent, employee-owned company operates 98 stores in New York and Vermont. Kinney Drugs is part of the KPH Healthcare Services family of companies, a national provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare services with complementary businesses in both the retail and commercial segments of the industry. KPH is comprised of four divisions: (1) Kinney Drugs, a chain of nearly 100 full-service drug stores located throughout New York and Vermont; (2) Health Direct Institutional Pharmacy Services, which serves long-term care and alternative care needs; (3) ProAct, Inc., a pharmacy benefit management company with sales offices throughout the country and a mail-order pharmacy; and (4) Noble Health Services, a specialty pharmacy that dispenses medications used to treat complex and chronic diseases. KPH Healthcare Services is an employee-owned company with approximately 4,000 employees that provides the highest quality pharmacy and healthcare services. Every aspect of KPH’s business is guided by the values of excellence, moral responsibility, and community spirit.
John Turner, Vice President, Public Relations
Ithaca, New York