Press Release

CareConnect Announces Alliance with MinuteClinic

Agreement gives CareConnect members access to more than 900 walk-in medical clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide

Betty Olt, 516-465-2645/2600,

Lisa Davis, 516-405-7549,

September 15, 2014

EAST HILLS, NY—North Shore-LIJ CareConnect Insurance Company, Inc. announced today that it is adding MinuteClinic to its network, giving its members access to the largest and fastest-growing retail clinic company in the United States. Effective immediately, CareConnect members can use their insurance for most services at MinuteClinic locations in the United States—more than 900 clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in 29 states and the District of Columbia.

“By adding a national provider of walk-in medical care to our network, we’re ensuring that business travelers, vacationers and college students have easy access to high-quality, affordable health care services when they’re outside our core coverage area, which currently includes New York City, Long Island and Westchester County,” said Alan Murray, president and chief executive officer of CareConnect. At MinuteClinic, CareConnect members can get convenient treatment for a wide variety of common illnesses and injuries, with a simple, affordable copay. CareConnect members can also use MinuteClinic for vaccinations, monitoring of chronic conditions and many wellness services.

CareConnect is pleased to welcome MinuteClinic to its network, and looks forward to adding more walk-in care facilities to its provider directory as MinuteClinic pursues its goal of 1,500 clinics nationwide.

About CareConnect

The first provider-owned health plan in New York State, CareConnect was created by North Shore-LIJ Health System to make it easy for people to get and stay healthy. Its innovative model is designed to provide access to care that’s both excellent and affordable. CareConnect was founded in 2013 and offers a variety of plans for individuals, families and businesses. It is headquartered in East Hills, New York. For more information, visit

About MinuteClinic

MinuteClinic is a division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 900 locations in 29 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 21 million patient visits, with a 95% customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive three consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit