I recently got into a conversation with a nurse while waiting in line for my iced mocha latte while on my way to an appointment with a CVS Minute Clinic. She told me several Minute Clinics have closed throughout New Hampshire in Manchester and Concord, while the next one on the chopping block for January 2024 is in Dover, New Hampshire, on Sterling Way.

I personally use them for things like checking out a soar throat and other easy concerns, because they're quick, easy, and everywhere. Well, I guess not everywhere anymore.

Now, I'll start by saying she isn't sure which ones are closing around Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, but said each closure basically comes out of nowhere with just a two week heads-up to the nurses. 

I decided to do a bit of digging. According to CNBC, CVS Health Corporation plans to close select pharmacies inside Target stores across the country starting in February, and has already been closing stores, pharmacies, and Minute Clinics for a few years now (but a list of where isn't listed).

The following is a 2021 quote from the website The Street, which indicates that we are in the final year of varying closures around the United States.

The company has been evaluating changes in population, consumer buying patterns and future health needs to ensure it has the right kinds of stores in the right locations for consumers and for the business. As part of this initiative, CVS Health will reduce store density in certain locations and close approximately 300 stores a year for the next three years.

This nurse told me it seems as though the only way to know is to ask your local CVS. We then parted ways, each sipping our iced drinks.

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