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- 1. How is Target Clinic different than a regular urgent care clinic?
- 2. What is the age requirement for guest visits?
- 3. What if I am under 18 years of age?
- 4. How do I get an appointment?
- 5. How long will I have to wait to be seen?
- 6. How long will my appointment take?
- 9. What are the prices for each service?
- 10. What are my payment options?
- 11. What insurance plans are accepted at Target Clinic?
- 12. What is covered by my insurance plan?
- 13. Can Target Clinic add my insurance plan to the list of accepted plans?
- 14. My claim wasn’t submitted to my insurance. What should I do?
- 15. Does the cost to be seen include medication?
- 16. When is it appropriate to be seen by Target Clinic for a cough?
- 17. A child in my daughter’s class was diagnosed with strep throat. Does that mean I should have my daughter tested for strep, too?
- 18. What type of qualifications do clinic staff members have? Are they doctors or nurses?
- 19. Why won’t Target Clinic give me an antibiotic for my infection?
- 21. What makes working at Target Clinic different?
- 22. What jobs are available at Target Clinic?
- 23. What opportunities can I expect working at Target Clinic?
1. How is Target Clinic different from a regular urgent care clinic?
Target Clinic is a convenience-care clinic. Our medical professionals can diagnose and treat illnesses, minor injuries and skin conditions. We also provide many services designed to keep you healthy, including vaccinations and health screenings. Urgent care clinics usually have more diagnostic tools (e.g., imaging studies or more advanced blood tests) to support a broader scope of practice. For this reason, certain conditions (e.g., pneumonia or kidney infection) should be seen in an urgent care facility or an emergency room.
2. What is the age requirement for guest visits?
We see guests 18 months and older, but age requirements may vary by service. Refer to the service guide for specific ages.
3. What if I am under 18 years of age?
Guests 17 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult. If the adult is not a parent or legal guardian, the child must have with them a completed parental consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian.
4. How do I make an appointment?
Target Clinic is a walk-in clinic, so you don’t need an appointment. Guests are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to shop the store while you wait, please ask at the Target Clinic registration desk for a pager.
5. How long will I have to wait to be seen?
Since we are a walk-in clinic, we are unable to predict exact wait times. However, we are able to give you a pager so you can shop while you wait. Please note that we are likely to be busiest before and after the average work/school day (8–10 a.m. and 5–7:30 p.m.). Like other health care settings, you may also experience longer wait times in the fall and winter months.
6. How long will my appointment take?
The average office visit for minor illnesses is 10 to 15 minutes. However, certain services (e.g., travel health exams, ear irrigation, camp/sports physical, smoking cessation) take longer. We generally allow 30 minutes for services such as these.
7. What kind of medical services do you offer?
8. Why don’t you offer a certain service?
We are consistently evaluating the services we offer at Target Clinic. We welcome your feedback. If you’d like to suggest a specific service we should offer, contact Target Clinic Guest Relations at 1-877-798-2743.
9. What are the prices for each service?
10. What are my payment options?
If you are using insurance, your co-pay is due prior to your appointment. If you do not have insurance, the retail price for services is due prior to your appointment.
We accept the same forms of payment as Target stores, which include cash, checks, credit cards, Target Red Cards® and Target GiftCards®.
11. What insurance plans are accepted at Target Clinic?
Target Clinic accepts most major insurance plans, and we’re continually working to add more for our guests. As always, your coverage depends on the terms of your individual plan. Please contact your insurance provider if you have any questions.
12. What is covered by my insurance plan?
The best way to find out if your insurance is accepted at Target Clinic is to contact your insurance provider. Many times member service phone numbers are listed on the back of your insurance card. Advise your insurance company that you are going to visit a Target Clinic and let them know the service you plan to seek at Target Clinic. They should be able to confirm coverage for the service. Many insurance providers cover out-of-network services and may still cover your care with Target Clinic even if they are not on our list of accepted plans.
13. Can Target Clinic add my insurance plan to the list of accepted plans?
If Target Clinic is not in-network with your insurance company, please ask your insurance company to add us as a participating health care provider. Many times out-of-network services are covered by insurance plans. The best way to find out whether or not a service is covered is to ask your insurance carrier.
14. My claim wasn’t submitted to my insurance. What should I do?
Please contact Target Clinic Guest Relations, at 1.877.798.2743 with your insurance card information available and we would be happy to help you.
15. Does the cost to be seen include medication?
No, but the provider can work with the pharmacy to find the least expensive medication available. Exceptions include vaccinations, shots, etc., which would be included in the cost of the visit.
16. When is it appropriate to be seen by Target Clinic for a cough?
A cough lasting less than three weeks without complications can usually be seen by the Target Clinic. Sometimes a cough will progress to inflammation in the airways (bronchitis). Our providers can prescribe medications (e.g., inhalers or cough suppressants) to improve the symptoms of acute bronchitis (i.e., lasting less than three weeks). They can also guide you through over-the-counter medications that may be beneficial. Because bronchitis is rarely caused by a bacterial infection, Target Clinic follows national clinical practice guidelines which do not call for the use of antibiotics in the treatment of acute bronchitis. We pride ourselves on our adherence to these national measures of quality care.
If your cough has persisted for more than three weeks without improvement, it is best for you to be seen at a higher level of care (e.g., urgent care or emergency room), where the appropriate testing can be performed. Other symptoms that should be seen at a higher level of care include chest pain, difficulty breathing, active wheezing and a cough that produces rust-colored mucous.
17. A child in my daughter’s class was diagnosed with strep throat. Does that mean I should have my daughter tested for strep, too?
It is usually best to wait until your child has developed symptoms of strep throat. Most patients with strep throat will complain of throat pain. Other symptoms include fever, ear pain, headache, nausea, muscle aches, rash, fatigue, tender nodes in the neck and poor appetite. Strep throat is not usually associated with a cough.
18. What type of qualifications do clinic staff members have? Are they doctors or nurses?
Target Clinic employs nurse practitioners or physician assistants licensed and credentialed to practice medicine and, when appropriate, prescribe medications in the states where we have clinics.
19. Why won’t Target Clinic give me an antibiotic for my infection?
Most upper respiratory infections (common colds) are viral. Viral illnesses do not benefit from antibiotics. Conversely, overuse of antibiotics can cause harm by increasing the numbers of drug-resistant bacteria and therefore should be used only when deemed necessary by a medical provider. However, there are other prescription and non-prescription medications that may be beneficial.
20. Does Target Clinic offer services for employers?
Target Clinic has a variety of services for businesses, including tuberculosis (TB) testing, health screenings and flu vaccinations. For more information, please contact us.
21. What makes working at Target Clinic different?
As a member of our Target Clinic team, you’ll make an impact on U.S. health by delivering personalized, high-quality, convenient healthcare to Target guests at an affordable price. Use your skills, experience and talent to:
- Ensure exceptional clinical care through evidence-based medicine and quality-assurance programs
- Provide patients with preventive care, disease management and screening programs
To learn more, please visit Target.com/cliniccareers.
22. What jobs are available at Target Clinic?
Be part of one of the most innovative, growing areas of health care today. Deliver quality medical service at an affordable price and provide personalized health care to Target guests as part of a knowledgeable team. Opportunities include:
- Area Clinic Manager
- Executive Team Leader - Clinics
- Family Nurse Practitioner (Full-time or Part-time)
- Physician Assistant (Full-time or Part-time)
- Medical Assistant
- Clinic Team Member
To learn more, please visit Target.com/cliniccareers.
23. What opportunities can I expect working at Target Clinic?
You can expect a lot from a career at Target. An inclusive culture. Incredible opportunity. A company focused on community and well-being. And, one of the most powerful brands in the world. Learn more at Target.com/cliniccareers. Click Search Current Openings to browse our open positions. Then Create an Online Profile to apply online, receive updates about new openings or save jobs that interest you.back to top