Soon you may be able to get walk-in medical care at your commissary! The Navy is planning to test a new model of clinical health care in Jacksonville, Fl., with a walk-in clinic located in the commissary there.
This program is based on similar walk-in clinics available at big box retailers like Walmart and pharmacies like CVS. Details about specific services available are still being worked out by the Navy. However, the plan is to have the pilot clinic and any future clinics staffed by Navy corpsmen.
When we shared the proposal of this plan and ways that we thought it could be best used, MilitaryShoppers’ readers had strong reactions!
Many people had very positive reactions. An almost equal number of commenters had strong negative reactions. A few had neutral views on the issue.
On the positive side, several readers noted the convenience of one-stop shopping and medical care.
“I would definitely go to a clinic at the commissary,” commented Gena O’Neal. “Save me time and get shopping all at one time.”
It certainly could save many service members, veterans and their families from long drives and wait times for simple procedures.
“(H)aving the flu shots at the commissary in the fall could help ensure people would be up-to-date especially if there are short waiting lines,” wrote Willard Bauman. “Many times the lines in the hospital or clinic are long and the kids really can be unruly.”
This program could be used to expedite already common medical issues, like daily sick call.