Walgreens and VillageMD Expand Full-Service Primary Care Practices to Colorado

Coordinated primary care and pharmacy services help patients better manage their health, through easy access and high-quality care
DEERFIELD, Ill. & CHICAGO, April 12, 2023 – Walgreens U.S. Healthcare segment and VillageMD today announced the expansion of Village Medical at Walgreens into Colorado, with three new primary care practices, two in Fort Collins and a third in Longmont.
“Healthcare can be difficult to navigate, as patients manage health conditions, providers, appointments, medications and, at times, access to basic care,” said Mike Umbleby, vice president of integration, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Walgreens and VillageMD utilize our combined expertise in primary care and pharmacy to provide the right care, at the right time, in patients’ local communities, to help them get and stay healthy.”
Village Medical is a primary care practice conveniently located alongside a Walgreens pharmacy location. Village Medical physicians and Walgreens pharmacy team members work together to provide patients cost-effective, expert care for chronic conditions, as well as everyday illnesses and injuries. Physicians and pharmacists collaborate closely and ensure patients have access to high-quality care and medical expertise.

The number of people in Colorado with three or more chronic diseases is growing and expected to reach 1.4 million by 2030, [1] demonstrating the need for accessible care.

“Together, we’re committed to providing patients with access to personalized, high-quality and coordinated care – care that we know they want and deserve,” said Clive Fields, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer, VillageMD. “We’re excited to expand our primary care and pharmacy service offerings in Colorado to give residents the opportunity to better manage their care right in their local community.” 

Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices in Colorado will also create more than 70 full-time jobs and directly employ approximately 30 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals, such as physicians, nurse practitioners and medical assistants.[2] Physicians and pharmacists are supported with high-tech tools, optimized electronic medical records and reduced administrative tasks, empowering them to focus on providing patient care and achieving positive health outcomes. 

In addition to Colorado, there are Village Medical at Walgreens locations in states across the country, with nearly half in medically underserved areas.   
Village Medical at Walgreens practices accept a wide range of health insurance including Medicaid and Medicare in participating markets. Patients may access care and support through in-person, at-home and telehealth visits. Patients can learn more and book appointments by visiting https://www.villagemedical.com/locations.
To learn more about career opportunities at Village Medical, please visit the VillageMD careers page.
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About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. WBA’s purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation’s medically underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in communities nationwide.

About VillageMD
VillageMD provides high-quality, accessible healthcare services for individuals and communities across the United States, with primary, multi-specialty, and urgent care providers serving patients in traditional clinic settings, in patients’ homes and online appointments. Committed to serving all patients and working with all payers, VillageMD consistently innovates value-based care, bringing integrated applications, population insights and staffing expertise to its owned and affiliate practices, ensuring high-quality care, better patient outcomes and a reduction in the total cost of care. Through Village Medical, Village Medical at Home, Summit Health, CityMD and other practices, VillageMD serves millions of patients throughout their lives, wherever and whenever they need care. Its dedicated workforce of more than 20,000 operates from 680 practice locations in 26 markets.

To learn more, please visit www.villageMD.com

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements. All statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those related to the timing and effectiveness of collaboration plans and implementation, the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the strategic partnership, competitive actions in the marketplace, and the ability to achieve anticipated financial and operating results in the amounts and at the times anticipated, as well as those described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.’s Form 10-K for its fiscal year ending August 31, 2021 and in other documents that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. files or furnishes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Each of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Walgreens and VillageMD do not undertake, and expressly disclaim, any duty or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.
Media Relations Contacts

Walgreens PR Contact:
Karen May
VillageMD PR Contact:
Molly Lynch
[1] Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, A Vision for a Healthier Colorado, “Chronic Disease Fact Sheet
[2] Village Medical internal data

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