FastCare certified for quality, safety standards

02/12/2009

GREEN BAY – FastCare, a brand of retail health clinics established by Bellin Health, was recently certified by a national organization dedicated to quality and safety.

The Convenient Care Association, the retail health care clinic industry’s member-based organization, certified FastCare for attaining quality and safety standards.

The association’s quality and safety standards address such issues as monitoring quality at each clinic; encouraging patients to establish relationships with primary care providers; and establishing emergency response procedures. Certified members are re-evaluated every two years.

“This is one more indicator of the high standards we adhere to at FastCare,” said Ken Berndt, director of Business Development at Bellin. “Our FastCare patients can feel comfortable knowing that they’re receiving treatment not only guided by Bellin’s own high standards, but also by those of a national quality and safety organization as well.”

Convenient Care Association members also follow OSHA, CLIA, HIPAA, ADA and CDC requirements and guidelines and are held to strict criteria for credentialing providers, tracking patient satisfaction and referring patients to appropriate levels of care based upon their condition.

In addition to FastCare, the association certified 13 other retail clinics.

FastCare clinics offer health care for minor conditions and symptoms. Ailments treated at the clinics include: sore throat; fever; flu and common cold; ear and sinus infections; pink eye; skin rash; and allergies. FastCare clinics only take walk-in patients and are open to anyone.

The majority of FastCare clinics are located inside Shopko stores. Merchant Medicine listed Shopko among its Top 10 U.S. Retail Clinic Retailers.

For more information, please call Ken Berndt at (920) 621-1615.