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In-store health clinics battle perception issues

MSNBC.com, August 19, 2008
As recently as last year, retailers were touting in-store health clinics as the wave of the future, offering basic healthcare at low cost and with fewer hassles than a visit to the doctor's office or the emergency room. But widespread acceptance of the clinics appears to be slow, with many consumers reporting skepticism about the clinics. Many of the clinics have also been hit with operational and financial snags, forcing them to retool or even abandon their strategy.