The 411 on Retail-Based Clinics

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  • Who Works at RBCs?
  • Why Do These Clinics Exist?
  • The Pros
  • The Cons
  • It’s Your Call
  • Have You Been to a Health Clinic?
  • What Are RBCs?
  • What Services Do They Offer?

The Cons

Some in the medical community, including the American Association of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association, fear that people will use RBCs as their primary care and that’s a problem because these clinics are not staffed with certified doctors. Also, the quality of care is not as high as it would be in a hospital setting. 

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