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Publix and UF Health St. JohnsCelebrate Opening of Area’s First Telehealth Walk-in Care Service

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Publix and UF Health St. JohnsCelebrate Opening of Area’s First Telehealth Walk-in Care Service

Ponte Vedra Florida, October 4th, 2019-- UF Health St. Johnsand Publix Super Markets have teamed up to open the first in a series of new telehealth clinics inside Publix locations throughout St. Johns County. Located adjacent to the Publix pharmacy, consumers can be seen and treated virtually by a board certified physician for minor illnesses, in the privacy of a dedicated telehealth space, in an average of 10 minutes. Today, we celebrated the opening of our first location in Nocatee, located at 120 Marketside Ave. Publix Vice President of Pharmacy Dain Rusk and UF Health St. JohnsPresident and CEO Jason Barrett led the celebration today with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new UF Health St. JohnsWalk-In-Care clinic.

The telehealth clinic is a private room with teleconferencing and medical diagnostic equipment, including stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, high-definition cameras and other tools necessary for common diagnoses. Patients speak directly via video conferencing technology with a board-certified physician. The physician directs the patient the patient to use the available diagnostic tools in order to make a diagnosis and write any necessary prescriptions. Publix Pharmacy support are available to assist patients, if needed. UF Health St. Johnsand Publix have plans for four additional locations in the coming year.


About Flagler Health+

UF Health St. Johns is a total-care enterprise aimed at advancing the physical, social and economic health of Northeast Florida communities. From working with area schools to address youth behavioral health to bringing a new concept in health villages throughout the region, UF Health St. Johns is building healthier communities. UF Health St. Johns is an extension of UF Health Flagler Hospital, which has a 130-year legacy of caring for the community. Learn more at

About Publix

Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 200,000 employees, with 2017 sales of $34.6 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,213 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 21 consecutive years, and ranked No. 1 on Fortune’s inaugural “Best Big Companies” list. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website,