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2311 Lime Kiln Ln, Louisville, KY 402222311 Lime Kiln Ln
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Lime Kiln Lane, Louisville - 2311 Lime Kiln Ln, Louisville

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10490 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 4022310490 Shelbyville Rd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Shelbyville Rd, Louisville - 10490 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville

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100 E Liberty St, Louisville, KY 40202100 E Liberty St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunClosed
3.4(5 reviews)
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219 E Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202219 E Broadway
4.0(1 reviews)
I was seen quickly, Dr Haq explains everything.. Very informative
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530 S Jackson St, Louisville, KY 40202530 S Jackson St
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1002 Spring St, Jeffersonville, IN 471301002 Spring St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Spring St, Jeffersonville - 1002 Spring St, Jeffersonville

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220 E Lewis and Clark Pkwy, Clarksville, IN 47129220 E Lewis and Clark Pkwy
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
5.0(2 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Walgreens - 220 E Lewis and Clark Pkwy, Clarksville
Made appointment and was seen right on time. Love that all records are shared with my Norton physician.
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2440 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 402052440 Bardstown Rd
The Little Clinic at Kroger - 2440 Bardstown Rd, Louisville
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2470 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 402052470 Bardstown Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Due to a in home accident l was there today around noon. Kara Saling, nurse practitioner needs to be on "kids stitch list!" That beautiful caring lady said it may pinch.. l felt barely a prick and absolutely nothing until she finished putting stitches in my browline. Her kind, patient skills and amazing technique is one KIDS would love but we all are privileged to receive her expertise. I have been to this location several times. Always treated with great service and respect.
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2051 Clevidence Blvd, Clarksville, IN 471292051 Clevidence Blvd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • SunClosed
3.63(4 reviews)
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2916 Peach Blossom Dr, Jeffersonville, IN 471302916 Peach Blossom Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
2.94(8 reviews)
I have been going here for two years and love the nurse practitioner! She’s the best and I highly recommend her.
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3118 E 10th St, Jeffersonville, IN 471303118 E 10th St
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
3.19(8 reviews)
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5201 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 402145201 S 3rd St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens - 5201 S 3rd St, Louisville
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4420 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 402164420 Dixie Hwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
2.17(6 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Pleasant, professional, efficient staff. Seen relatively fast in relation to the crowded waiting room. APRN S. Gurung was thorough and provided excellent treatment. Would definitely schedule again if needed.
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2020 Bashford Manor Ln, Louisville, KY 402182020 Bashford Manor Ln
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:15 am - 5:00 pm
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2021 Hikes Ln, Louisville, KY 402182021 Hikes Ln
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens - 2021 Hikes Ln, Louisville
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3605 Northgate Ct, New Albany, IN 471503605 Northgate Ct
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
2.0(4 reviews)
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4240 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 402074240 Shelbyville Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens - 4240 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville
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5100 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 402165100 Dixie Hwy
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens - 5100 Dixie Hwy, Louisville
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5129 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 402165129 Dixie Hwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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2232 Holiday Manor Center, Louisville, KY 402222232 Holiday Manor Center
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.63(4 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

I have had excellent, thorough, professional care at the Northfield urgent care facility. Office staff is always kind and helpful. The two doctors there are wonderful. Highly recommend this facility.
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2219 Holiday Manor Center, Louisville, KY 402222219 Holiday Manor Center
The Little Clinic at Kroger - 2219 Holiday Manor Center, Louisville
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3605 Fern Valley Rd, Louisville, KY 402193605 Fern Valley Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.33(3 reviews)
Sarah Daniel, NP, was outstanding, along with the rest of the staff. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you!
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2327 Lime Kiln Ln, Louisville, KY 402222327 Lime Kiln Ln
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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3039 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY 402203039 Breckenridge Ln
1.0(2 reviews)
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The Little Clinic at Kroger - 3039 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville
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5533 New Cut Rd, Louisville, KY 402145533 New Cut Rd
The Little Clinic at Kroger - 5533 New Cut Rd, Louisville
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5130 Charlestown Rd, New Albany, IN 471505130 Charlestown Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.5(2 reviews)
Baptist Health Urgent Care, Charlestown Road - 5130 Charlestown Rd, New Albany
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1321 Herr Ln, Louisville, KY 402221321 Herr Ln
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • SunClosed
2.55(11 reviews)
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175 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40214175 Outer Loop
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:15 am - 5:00 pm
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800 Highlander Point Dr, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119800 Highlander Point Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Baptist Health Urgent Care, Highlander Point - 800 Highlander Point Dr, Floyds Knobs
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7926 Preston Hwy, Okolona, KY 402197926 Preston Hwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
2.33(3 reviews)
Dr. Karen Waters was great, very nice and helpful. Quick action on her part helped with my condition. Thanks, Dr Karen Waters.
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2360 Stony Brook Dr, Louisville, KY 402202360 Stony Brook Dr
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens - 2360 Stony Brook Dr, Louisville
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5100 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 402195100 Outer Loop
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunUnknown
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9080 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 402999080 Taylorsville Rd
5.0(1 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

The Little Clinic at Kroger - 9080 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville
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7092 Distribution Dr, Louisville, KY 402587092 Distribution Dr
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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9440 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 402419440 Brownsboro Rd
The Little Clinic at Kroger - 9440 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville
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3215 Westport Green Pl, Louisville, KY 402413215 Westport Green Pl
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
5.0(2 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

Highly Rated

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9880 Angies Way, Louisville, KY 402419880 Angies Way
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
1.83(6 reviews)
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10216 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 4029910216 Taylorsville Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.0(4 reviews)
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11630 Commonwealth Dr, Louisville, KY 4029911630 Commonwealth Dr
3.5(2 reviews)
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12010 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 4024312010 Shelbyville Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.57(7 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

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12101 Shelbyville Rd, Middletown, KY 4024312101 Shelbyville Rd
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens - 12101 Shelbyville Rd, Middletown
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11901 Standiford Plaza Dr, Louisville, KY 4022911901 Standiford Plaza Dr
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:15 am - 5:00 pm
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12501 Shelbyville Rd, Middletown, KY 4024312501 Shelbyville Rd
3.0(2 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

Sparkling Clean

The Little Clinic at Kroger - 12501 Shelbyville Rd, Middletown
I came here today for a flu test and the lady at the front was extremely nice, efficient, and administered a covid/flu test to me. The nurse was also very kind and gave me great recommendations for managing my symptoms. I wish we had one of these Little Clinics in my town. They were wonderful. And my experience is especially notable since both of these ladies were working today on a holiday. Thank you so much for your quality of care.
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12903 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 4024312903 Shelbyville Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
1.0(2 reviews)
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12981 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 4024312981 Shelbyville Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:15 am - 5:00 pm
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12450 La Grange Rd, Louisville, KY 4024512450 La Grange Rd
5.0(1 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

The Little Clinic at Kroger - 12450 La Grange Rd, Louisville
Great customer service the Nurse was very friendly and nice they took care of my Ear problem Ms. Marina (Head Nurse) i believe is her name ..Posted by Mr. Davis Retired Army
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12615 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 4029912615 Taylorsville Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
1.8(10 reviews)
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2400 Eastpoint Pkwy, Louisville, KY 402232400 Eastpoint Pkwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.8(5 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

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438 Adam Shepherd Pkwy, Shepherdsville, KY 40165438 Adam Shepherd Pkwy
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
2.0(4 reviews)
I just left and wanted to tell what wonderful Care you gave me. I had a swollen arm and you did everything you could to make me comfortable and keep me informed about my care. Thank you so much.
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Kentucky Chickenpox Vaccine

The varicella vaccination, sometimes known as the chickenpox vaccine, can help you avoid getting chickenpox. You can make an informed health care decision for yourself and your family by learning more about what this vaccination accomplishes and who should get it.

Chickenpox vaccination: what everyone should know

The varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox, which is a highly contagious disease. The major symptom of chickenpox, according to the CDC, is an itchy, blister-like rash that occurs first on the chest, back, and face before spreading to the rest of the body. Fever and exhaustion are two other symptoms.

According to the CDC, two doses of the chickenpox vaccine are around 90% effective in preventing chickenpox, which means you could still develop the disease after being vaccinated. This vaccine is suggested for children, adolescents, and adults who have never had chickenpox or been immunized against it.

Who needs the chickenpox vaccine?

The chickenpox vaccination should be given in two doses to children, teens, and adults, according to the CDC.

The first dose of the chickenpox vaccine should be given to children between the ages of 12 and 15, and the second dose between the ages of four and six. The CDC notes that if the second dose is given at least three months following the first, children may take it at a younger age.

Those aged 13 and up who have never had chickenpox or received the vaccination should receive two doses separated by at least 28 days. The chickenpox vaccine is especially crucial for healthcare workers, teachers, college students, nursing home residents, and overseas travelers, according to the CDC..

Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you may need the chickenpox vaccine based on your health situation.

Who should not get the chickenpox vaccine?

According to the CDC, if you have signs of immunity to chickenpox, you don't need the vaccine. Immunity can be demonstrated by being born in the United States before 1980 and having a documented diagnosis of chickenpox, among other things.

Other people who should not get the chickenpox vaccine, according to the CDC, include:

  • Those who have had a potentially fatal adverse reaction to the chickenpox vaccination or any of its components.
  • Those who are moderately or severely unwell at the time of their chickenpox vaccination appointment.
    Women who are expecting children.

Before taking the chickenpox vaccine, certain people should see their doctors. This includes, according to the CDC:

  • Those who have an illness of the immune system, such as HIV or AIDS.
  • Those who have cancer or are being treated for cancer with radiation or medicines.
  • Those who have received a blood transfusion recently.

Two types of chickenpox vaccines

In the United States, two types of chickenpox vaccinations are now approved for usage. According to the CDC, the vaccinations' brand names are Varivax® and ProQuad®.

Varivax®

Only the chickenpox vaccine is included in Varivax®. This vaccination is only approved for adults, teenagers, and children aged 12 months and up.

ProQuad®

ProQuad® is a vaccine that combines the chickenpox vaccine with the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines. According to the CDC, this vaccination is only approved for children aged 12 months to 12 years.

Getting vaccinated after you are exposed to chickenpox

The CDC recommends getting vaccinated for chickenpox within three to five days of exposure if you have been exposed to the virus. It goes on to say that even if you've been exposed for more than five days, you should get two doses of the vaccination. At least 28 days should pass between each of these dosages.

Childcare and school chickenpox vaccine requirements

Many states have legislation requiring children to get vaccinated against chickenpox whether they attend public school, private school, or a daycare center. According to the CDC, all states give medical exemptions for the chickenpox vaccine, and some states additionally provide religious and/or philosophical exemptions.

Based on your family's religious and philosophical beliefs, as well as your children's medical history, your healthcare practitioner can talk to you in greater depth about whether or not your children should have the chickenpox vaccination.

How can parents pay for the chickenpox vaccine?

According to the CDC, most health insurance plans cover the chickenpox vaccine. The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program may be able to assist you if your health insurance plan does not cover the cost of the chickenpox vaccination for your children. To find out if you're eligible for financial aid through this program, the CDC recommends contacting VFC directly.

Sources

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  1. Chickenpox/Varicella Vaccination (November 22, 2016)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/varicella/index.html
  2. Chickenpox Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know (August 7, 2019)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/varicella/public/index.html
  3. State Vaccination Requirements (November 15, 2016)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/laws/state-reqs.html
  4. Chickenpox (Varicella) For Healthcare Professionals (April 28, 2021)
    https://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/hcp/index.html
  5. Shingles
    https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/DiseasesandVaccines/ShinglesDisease
  6. Chickenpox and Shingles Tests (November 8, 2021)
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/chickenpox-and-shingles-tests/

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