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The Landscape of Health Care in Retail Health Clinics




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course introduces students to the business operations of the retail health environment. Focus will include overall concepts of health systems, managed care plans, and government providers that impact retail health clinics, as well as formulating strategies for the future development of retail clinics.



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Foundations of Retail Health

  • Identify the need for retail health clinics.
  • Identify types of care provided at retail health clinics.
  • Identify the roles of the individuals who work at retail health clinics.
  • Identify settings of retail health clinics.

Foundations of Health Systems

  • Describe the types of care provided by health systems.
  • Describe the roles of individuals who work in health systems.
  • Identify the infrastructure of individually managed health clinics within health systems.

Managed Care/Access Plans

  • Define Managed Care Plans and their access to lives.
  • Identify types of commercial/exchange payers.
  • Explain the role of pharmacy benefit management.

Government and Employers/Access Plans

  • Identify government payers.
  • Describe direct contracts with employers.
  • Identify a cash-paying patient.


  • Identify different consumer choices.
  • Describe marketing strategies to consumers.
  • Identify referrals to health clinics.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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