CINCINNATI -- Patients looking for more convenient health care are in luck as the University of Cincinnati is teaming up with The Little Clinic.
The university said its affiliated health system, UC Health, is entering a clinical collaboration with The Little Clinic system to improve health care services to patients of both services.
The partnership means that each of the 16 clinics at Cincinnati and Dayton-area Kroger stores will have access to UC Health’s expertise.
"Developing relationships that improve access to specialized health care throughout the region and nationally is one of UC Health's strategic initiatives," Jim Kingsbury, President and CEO of UC Health, said in a release. "Kroger is an iconic company deeply rooted in Cincinnati and we look at the association with The Little Clinic as a tremendous opportunity."
The Little Clinic officials said the collaboration will allow patients greater access to health care close to home and work. It will also help people with chronic conditions monitor their ailments better with routine checkups.
With the patient’s permission, The Little Clinic and UC Health will exchange medical records to provide better continuity of care.
Patients of UC Health will get access to care at The Little Clinic for common illnesses, minor injuries, vaccinations and other services that will be more conducive to their own schedules. It could also help reduce emergency room visits.
Locations for the Kroger-based clinics include:
- 3760 Paxton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 5080 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 5830 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 7580 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 11390 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 560 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio
- 8238 Princeton Glendale Road, West Chester, Ohio
- 5100 Terra Firma Drive, Mason, Ohio
- 10477 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, Ohio
- 1425 Columbus Avenue, Lebanon, Ohio
- 210 Sterling Run Boulevard, Mount Orab, Ohio
- 3165 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio
- 2115 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, Ohio
- GE Capital: 950 Forrer Blvd., Kettering, Ohio
- 885 Union Rd., Englewood, Ohio
- 1510 Covington Ave., Piqua, Ohio
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