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Health Roundup: Telemedicine clinic, immunizations and more

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Thursday, Sep 18 2014 04:17 PM

Kaiser Permanente and the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting noon Friday at Walmart, 5075 Gosford Road in southwest Bakersfield, to celebrate the expansion of services at Kaiser's in-store telemedicine clinic.

At Care Corner, health care providers and patients interact using sophisticated digital stethoscopes and other devices that can be connected to high-definition video cameras designed for medical applications.

Exams take place in private rooms.

Care Corner is one of two Walmart clinics that Kaiser opened in October 2013 as part of a two-year pilot project. The other one is in Palmdale.

Previously, the clinic had only been open to Kaiser members and Walmart employees, but it is now open to the public.

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