On the health care delivery front, RediClinic has inked a deal with UnitedHealthcare to become an eligible provider to United's plan members (press release).

RediClinic locations covered under the UnitedHealthcare agreement
include seven locations in H-E-B stores in Houston, Austin, and San
Antonio, Texas as well as four locations in Wal-Mart stores in Tulsa,
Oklahoma, and Fayetteville, Arkansas. RediClinic previously announced
plans to open 75 new RediClinics in the next 12 months and 500 by 2009,
including 16 new RediClinics that will open in Walgreens stores in
Atlanta this month. RediClinics are in-store healthcare facilities that
offer consumers easy access to high-quality, routine medical services at
affordable prices.


RediClinics are staffed by certified nurse practitioners who work with
local physicians to diagnose, treat and prescribe medications for common
medical conditions, such as strep throat and upper respiratory
infections. They also administer a wide range of preventive services,
including flu shots, health screenings, medical tests, vaccinations and
basic physical exams. RediClinics are open seven days a week (including
most holidays) and offer extended hours on weekdays. Adults and children
over age two are welcome, no appointments necessary and a typical visit
takes about 15 minutes.

It looks like this trend might really go.