Goodlettsville-based Dollar General Corporation will pilot mobile health clinics at three of its Middle Tennessee stores.
Dollar General partners with DocGo, a New York-based mobile medical service provider, for clinics. The services offered include preventive care such as medical examinations, prescriptions, vaccinations and screening for sexually transmitted diseases. The mobile clinics will also provide emergency care and chronic disease management services for diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. The clinics are part of the brand’s WellBeing offerings, which include pharmacy services and in-store pharmacy product offerings.
DocGo accepts TennCare and Medicare, as well as some private insurance, and offers a flat rate for those without insurance.
In 2021, Dollar General announced plans to expand its healthcare offering and named Dr. Albert Wu as its first chief medical officer. The company estimates that 75% of the US population lives within five miles of one of its stores.
At the time of the chief medical officer’s announcement, Dollar General management said, “The company recognizes the unique access it provides to rural communities often underserved by other retailers as well as the ecosystem of existing health care. The company’s commitment to expanding its health offerings is underpinned by its existing infrastructure, strong supply chain, and current complementary health and nutrition assortment. »