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The managed care units of Humana Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. have added the Take Care Health Systems L.L.C. walk-in clinics to their provider networks.

Take Care, Conshohocken, Pa., has been putting clinics in pharmacies in Pittsburgh, St. Louis and the Kansas City, Mo., area.

Nurse practitioners in the store can administer vaccinations, test patients for conditions such as pregnancy, and diagnose and treat minor illnesses, such as strep throat, Take Care says.

The typical list price for an office visit is about $59 to $75, Take Care says.

Take Care hopes to have 200 clinics open by mid-2007.

Humana, Louisville, will be adding the Take Care clinics to the networks for some preferred provider organization plans, but it will not be adding the clinics to the networks for its health maintenance organizations, Take Care says.

UnitedHealth’s UnitedHealthcare unit has put the Take Care clinics on its roster of national network providers, Take Care says.


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