Saint Francis Opens New Fastcare Walk-In Clinic at Stop & Shop in Glastonbury

Daily, Convenient Care On-Site 

(Hartford, Conn. Sept. 28, 2015) - Saint Francis FastCare at the Stop & Shop store in Glastonbury welcomed patients today, as the walk-in clinic at 55 Oak Street celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

The retail clinic is the third Saint Francis FastCare location in greater Hartford to offer convenient and economical healthcare for minor conditions and symptoms. The new site is part of an exclusive licensing agreement with Green Bay, WI-based Bellin Memorial Hospital, Inc., and Ahold USA, Inc., parent company of Stop & Shop.  

“Accessibility to high-quality, low-cost healthcare is a priority at all of Saint Francis FastCare facilities,” said John F. Rodis, M.D., executive vice president and chief operating officer at Saint Francis. “We are pleased to further our partnership with Stop & Shop to provide non-urgent healthcare services in the communities where our patients live and work.” 

“We are excited to open a Saint Francis FastCare walk-in clinic at our Stop & Shop store in Glastonbury,” said Brian Pavur, Stop & Shop Director of Pharmacy Operations.  “Customers are looking for ways to save time, money and to focus on health, and this clinic, conveniently located next to our pharmacy, allows us to provide customers with high-quality, affordable healthcare.” 

Saint Francis FastCare sites –staffed by Saint Francis Care Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who are licensed to prescribe medications– provide care for common, non-urgent illnesses and ailments such as cold and flu symptoms; administration of flu and shingles vaccines, along with standard vaccinations for adults and children; ear infections, insect bites, poison ivy, minor sunburn, ear wax removal, sinus infection, sore throat, and physical exams. On-site tests for rapid strep, urinalysis, urine pregnancy test, monospots and TB skin tests are also available.  

Saint Francis FastCare welcomes patients 18 months of age or older on a walk-in basis. Age restrictions may exist for select services. Immediate referrals will be made to a physician when symptoms exceed the clinic’s scope of services, and reports are sent to the patient’s primary care physician after each visit. For patients without a primary care physician, referrals can be made at a patient’s request.   

With the added convenience of the Stop & Shop Pharmacy on-site, patients can meet their basic healthcare needs in one convenient location. Prescriptions may also be arranged for pick-up at other locations. 

Saint Francis FastCare accepts most insurances and an office co-pay will apply. A FastCare visit is $79, including basic labs. 

All Saint Francis FastCare clinics are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; and Holidays (except Easter and Christmas) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  No appointments are necessary. However, Saint Francis FastCare encourages patients to contact their primary care physicians when possible prior to visiting any walk-in or urgent care center, including a FastCare site.   

Bellin Health, a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare delivery system that has been servicing Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1908, developed the FastCare brand of convenient care clinics in 2006.  FastCare partners with health systems and retailers nationwide to offer convenient healthcare services in the community. To date, there are 30 FastCare locations operating in 10 states with 20 health system partners.  

About Saint Francis Care 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners.  Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner.  Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit 

About FastCare 

The FastCare model of retail health clinics was established by Bellin Health in 2006.  Bellin Health is a not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery system that has been servicing Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1908.  Known for its emphasis on population health, Bellin Health is the region’s leader in cardiac, orthopedic, digestive health, mental health and primary care services.   

To ensure quality health services, Bellin developed the FastCare model on the guidelines for retail clinics as defined by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.  These include having a well-defined and limited scope of clinical services, treatment plans that are evidence-based, having a system for referring patients to physicians when symptoms exceed the clinic’s scope of services, and integration of electronic medical records. FastCare partners with health systems and retailers across the country to create affordable and convenient patient access to healthcare. More information about FastCare is available at For more information on Bellin Health see 

About Stop & Shop 

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 394 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, or