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A retail clinic is a category of walk-in clinic located in retail stores, supermarkets and pharmacies that treat uncomplicated minor illnesses and provide preventative health care services. They are sometimes called "retail-based clinics", "convenient care clinics", or "nurse-in-a-box". Retail clinics can be found in many countries throughout the world. However, they are the most prevalent in the United States.
Most retail clinics treat adults and children over the age of 18 months. Retail clinics treat common family illnesses, such as:
- Cold and Flu
- Sinus Infections
- Minor injuries, burns and rashes
- Sore throat
- Head lice
- Sprains and strains
- Ear infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Diarrhea and intestinal infections
- Allergy test