Under the agreement, CHS physicians will serve as medical directors for 16 MinuteClinic locations in the Charlotte area and will provide full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs services.

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants will provide care for common illnesses, injuries, skin conditions, as well as vaccinations and wellness services.

In addition, they together will focus on patient education and disease management initiatives and will inform patients of the services each offers.

The two organizations will also develop a system to share patient care data electronically.

In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help consumers identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health, including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

CHS CEO Michael Tarwater said by providing medical directors for each of the 16 MinuteClinic locations in the Charlotte area, we’re expanding access to convenient, high quality health care for people and linking them to more services if additional care is needed.