As the last vestiges of summer release that last death hacks, I’m left a bit melancholy. Not because the warm, sunny Southern California weather will suddenly transform itself into blistering cold–we don’t have conditions nearly as drastic as that–but because all the kids are starting school. And with the start of school and my four kids exposed to the throngs of booger-picking, and no-hand-washing children who will no doubt brush across my children and spread their plague upon our entire family at least one of my four will spike a fever, guaranteed. The little limp noodle will whine and cry through the night, cutting down the sleep for the rest of the family to further wear down our collective resistance until we’re all vulnerable. And sometimes, no amount of powdered Vitamin C, probiotics and mommy voodoo will stop and virus determined to wreak its havoc. But once they’re all sick, I’m not a fan of last-minute doctor’s appointments during cold season (especially when you KNOW it’s an ear infection! You just KNOW!!!) and all they need is a course of amoxicillin and all will be well. I like the idea of going directly to the source to get a quick check up and a prescription while also shopping for tea, milk, and maxi pads. So when I heard Walgreens Healthcare Clinics (located inside select Walgreens) are staffed with licensed and board certified Nurse Practitioners, who have the experience and authority to examine, diagnose and prescribe, and accepts most major insurances. What’s even better is that the clinics are open seven days a week (!!!) and you don’t need to make an appointment. Happy hallelujah.
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