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Schnuck Markets Inc., a Midwestern grocery chain, has teamed up with Centene Corp. and Betty Jean Kerr Peopleâ€™s Health Centers to create a full-service clinic inside a Schunck supermarket in Ferguson, MO.
Schnuck Markets Inc., a Midwestern grocery chain, has teamed up with Centene Corp. and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers to create a full-service clinic inside a Schunck supermarket in Ferguson, MO.
The supermarket chain has donated space in its Ferguson store for family care clinicians from People’s Health. Centene has agreed to support the health center’s operations, as an estimated 8,000 patients are expected to visit the clinic annually.
Services offered to patients include low-acuity primary care, vaccinations, lab work, dental services, x-ray and mammography screening, gynecological services, and social services.
The health clinic is scheduled to open this November with the Centene’s investment of more than $1.3 million. This investment is sponsored by the People’s Healthcare Services Clinic by Home State Health.
Centene has been active in the Ferguson community over the past few years by opening a 45,000 square-foot service center, which created 250 jobs. The center includes a fitness center, child development center, and a community room for clubs and job-training seminars.