By Anna Skinner
Westfield residents now have a quick and easy clinic to go to for all minor injuries and illnesses. The Little Clinic, a retail health care clinic and subsidiary of Kroger, opened June 8 inside the Westfield Kroger at 161st and Spring Mill Road.
The Little Clinic is equipped with nurse practitioners who are authorized to diagnose and treat illnesses such as strep throat, colds, bronchitis and more. They are able to write prescriptions, which the patient can have filled at the Kroger pharmacy if they wish.
“We are more affordable, more accessible, and we have a larger scope of practice,” Beth Pretti, regional clinic director, said. “We can see more than some of the other retail clinics, and we give the patient a ‘wow’ experience in helping them with their health care needs.”
Pretti said that the clinic takes insured and self-paid patients, and they treat all ages from 18 months and older.
The Little Clinic has 160 clinics in nine states, and eight of those are in the central Indiana region. Another clinic is staged to open in Carmel on June 18.
No appointment is necessary, and the clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The clinic can also provide preventative health screenings and a variety of vaccines, including travel vaccines.
“Convenience is the primary reason why patients choose The Little Clinic,” Pretti said. “We are open seven days a week and evenings and we don’t require appointments. The Little Clinic helps patients get in, get seen and get back to life.”