The Little Clinic and VCU Health announce new health care collaboration
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
The Little Clinic and Virginia Commonwealth University Health have formed a clinical collaboration to provide consumers with improved access to health care services with VCU Health’s expertise supporting The Little Clinic locations inside four Richmond-area Kroger stores.
“This collaboration expands health care access for VCU Health patients who now have the option of seeking care at The Little Clinic, close to where they live, work and go to school,” said Dr. Ken Patric, chief medical officer for The Little Clinic. “We are excited to leverage our strengths with VCU Health for the betterment of the community at large.”
VCU Health is pleased to partner with The Little Clinic to provide access to the highest-quality care and expertise around the region.
The arrangement with VCU Health will strengthen coordination of care for the patient. The Little Clinic and VCU Health MCV physicians and specialists will share patient information related to the patient’s care as needed for treatment purposes, upon the patient’s request and in compliance with HIPAA and Virginia privacy laws. Patients of VCU Health who access care at The Little Clinic for common illnesses, minor injuries, vaccinations, physicals and other wellness services will have their records sent to their VCU physician promptly when needed for treatment purposes and upon the patient’s request and consent in accordance with HIPAA and Virginia privacy laws. Convenient availability to health care services in the evenings and weekends will help reduce visits to the emergency room. Patients of The Little Clinic who do not have a primary care provider or that require specialty care will have the option to be easily connected to the VCU Health network of providers.
Locations of The Little Clinic inside Kroger included in this affiliation are:
- 9351 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville.
- 7000 Tim Price Way, Chesterfield.
- 9000 Staples Mill Road, Henrico.
- 10800 Iron Bridge Road, Chester.
“VCU Health is pleased to partner with The Little Clinic to provide access to the highest-quality care and expertise around the region,” said Marsha Rappley, M.D., vice president of VCU Health Sciences and chief executive officer, VCU Health. “We are in the midst of redesigning health care and VCU Health is committed to creating a model of care that is sustainable. By partnering with the Little Clinic, people will get the right care in a place that’s convenient to their home.”
About VCU Health
With a legacy of leading health care for more than 175 years, VCU Health is constantly pushing the limits of what’s possible in medicine and health to provide the most comprehensive, safest and highest quality care. VCU Health is home to the region’s only academic medical center and Level I trauma center. From the five health sciences schools to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU to VCU Massey Cancer Center, VCU Health develops the knowledge, the people, the process and the medicine to make healthy happen for the community and beyond.
U.S. News and World Report ranked the VCU Medical Center the No. 1 hospital in Virginia for 2015-16, reflecting three programs — nephrology, orthopedics, and cardiology and heart surgery — in the top 50. For more, see vcuhealth.org .
About The Little Clinic
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., The Little Clinic is a pioneer in customer-focused healthcare with a mission to provide convenient, affordable healthcare and wellness education. A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Company, The Little Clinic healthcare clinics are currently located inside select Kroger stores in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Mississippi, Virginia and Ohio; King Soopers in Colorado, Fry’s Food Stores in Arizona, JayC stores in Indiana and Dillon’s stores in Kansas. Clinics are open seven days a week, including evenings, and no appointment is necessary. The Little Clinic was awarded The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® in 2009 and obtained reaccreditation in 2012 and 2015. Visit The Little Clinic online at www.thelittleclinic.com