Instead of going to the emergency room for a cold or cough, how about heading to the drug store?
Longs Drugs will be offering walk-in clinics at seven stores across Oahu in the upcoming weeks.
The first MinuteClinic was unveiled Thursday morning at its Moiliili location on King Street.
Nurse practitioners can treat minor illnesses, give immunizations and physicals at the new clinics.
Longs says the visits are covered by most insurance.
"What MinuteClinic does is provide access to affordable and very high quality care," said Dr. Nancy Gagliano, MinuteClinic medical officer. "It can help supplement the community that you have and help keep people out of emergency rooms."
For those who don't have insurance, MinuteClinic offers exams for as low as $79 and goes up depending on which service is provided.
MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Hawaii operate from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. MinuteClinic locations inside Longs Drug stores in Hawaii are as follows:
-- 98-1005 Moanalua Rd #400 (opening Sept. 30)
-- 2470 S. King St. (opened Sept. 26)
-- 4211 Waialae Ave. (opening Sept. 30)
-- 377 Keahole St. (opening Oct. 2)
-- 609 Kailua Rd (opening Oct. 2)
-- 45 480 Kaneohe Bay Dr. (opening Oct. 2)
-- 91-590 Farrington Highway #300 (opening Sept. 30)