Dollar General offers healthcare in 3 store parking lots

Laura Dyrda

Dollar General customers at three locations in Tennessee can now see a healthcare provider in the store’s parking lot for preventative care, urgent care and chronic condition management services.

The nationwide retailer partnered with DocGo On-Demand to operate mobile clinics on select days outside the stores in Clarksville and Cumberland Furnace, Tenn. The clinics, set up in large vans, allow patients to schedule online or walk in without an appointment.

Operated as part of Dollar General’s DG | Wellbeing brand, clinicians can provide routine checkups, vaccines, lab tests, diagnostics including EKGs and wound care. Individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can also receive care at the clinics.

The urgent care services treat patients with the flu or COVID-19, skin issues, urinary tract infections, abdominal pain, migraines and gastrointestinal concerns.

DocGo On-Demand does accept major insurers as well as Medicaid/TennCare and Medicare plans. The company charges a flat fee for patients without insurance and collects the fee ahead of the visit.