As recently announced, WBA has accelerated its investment in VillageMD to support the opening of 600 to 700 Village Medical at Walgreens primary care clinics in more than 30 U.S. markets within the next four years, with the intent to build hundreds more thereafter. Walgreens is the first national pharmacy chain to offer full-service primary care clinics co-located at its stores at a large scale.
What makes Village Medical at Walgreens so special? The answer is integrated, convenient care – a combination of the expertise of a physician-led, multidisciplinary team at the clinic with that of the pharmacy team right next door at Walgreens. Patients who use Village Medical at Walgreens locations (both in person and via telehealth appointments) can enjoy a full suite of primary care services in which their Walgreens pharmacist is involved all along the way, helping to make sure they adhere to their medication regimens, which ultimately leads to better health outcomes and lower healthcare costs.
But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to Christina Lindsey Scott, a patient in Houston who was diagnosed with lupus and found exactly the kind of ongoing care and support she was looking for at Village Medical at Walgreens: