Press Release

Kroger's The Little Clinic Provides Added Convenience with "We'll Hold Your Spot"

Company Release - 2/16/2017 11:00 AM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Little Clinic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), continues to expand convenience and accessibility for its customers with the introduction of "We'll Hold Your Spot," an online tool that allows consumers to reserve a place in line before they get to a clinic.

The Little Clinic, which grew by nearly 15 percent in 2016, has launched "We'll Hold Your Spot" at all 215 of its clinics located inside of select Kroger, Dillons, Fry's, Jay C and King Soopers in 10 states.

"'We'll Hold Your Spot' is an extension of our ongoing customer-first approach, a commitment we share with our parent company," said Margaret Lewis, innovation manager of The Little Clinic. "In today's market, consumers want quality care but they want it on their schedule. This initiative is just another example of how The Little Clinic is a leader in being responsive to our valued patients by providing them an easier way to access healthcare so they can continue to live healthy lives."

To reserve their spot in line, customers simply log onto www.TheLittleClinic.com and select their clinic location. They will immediately see what the current wait time is and, if needed, they can click on "We'll Hold Your Spot," provide basic information, and receive a unique registration code and approximate time to come to the clinic.

"The premise of our company is to serve the well-being of our customers and 'We'll Hold Your Spot' does just that," added Lewis. "We don't require patients to use this tool and walk-ups are always welcome. For those, however, who want to go ahead and reserve a place in line before heading to the clinic, this is a new customer-friendly, easy-to-use option."

The Little Clinic locations are staffed with board-certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants authorized to diagnose, treat, and write prescriptions for many common illnesses such as bronchitis, sinus infections, seasonal allergies and the flu. The clinics also provide a wide selection of additional wellness services such as physicals, health screenings, tobacco cessation, and a number of vaccinations. The Little Clinic provides care for the entire family from age 12 months and up (18 months and up in the state of Mississippi and 24 months and up in the state of Kentucky), seven days a week, including evenings. Clinics accept both insured and self-pay patients.

About The Little Clinic

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., The Little Clinic is a pioneer in customer-focused healthcare with a mission to provide convenient, affordable healthcare and wellness education. A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., The Little Clinic healthcare clinics are currently located inside select Kroger stores in Indiana, Mississippi, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio; King Soopers in Colorado, Fry's Food Stores in Arizona, Dillons stores in Kansas and Jay C stores in Indiana. The Little Clinic was awarded The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® in 2009 and has maintained consecutive accreditation in 2012 and 2015. Visit The Little Clinic online at www.thelittleclinic.com, www.facebook.com/thelittleclinic and www.thelittleclinic.blogspot.com.

About Kroger

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,253 pharmacies, 787 convenience stores, 324 fine jewelry stores, 1,439 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

 

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