Late last year, Walgreens and Village Medical announced plans to open 40 new Village Medical at Walgreens full-service primary care clinics by the end of this summer.
The first markets for expansion include areas of Houston, El Paso and Austin, Texas, the metro Phoenix area, including Peoria, and Orlando, Fla. One of the newest Village Medical at Walgreens locales includes a location at 20266 N. Lake Pleasant Road.
The expansion is part of the large-scale rollout announced earlier this year to open 500 to 700 Village Medical at Walgreens clinics in more than 30 U.S. markets in the next five years.
“Walgreens is proud to partner with VillageMD to offer the most comprehensive and large-scale roll out of physician-led primary care services co-located in a retail pharmacy setting,” says Alex Gourlay co-chief operating officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Our role as part of patient care teams has never been more critical, and our partnership with VillageMD enables us to provide more wquality, affordable care embedded in their communities.”
The new Village Medical at Walgreens clinics integrate pharmacists as critical members of VillageMD’s physician-led, multidisciplinary team to provide patients with a full suite of primary care and pharmacy services at convenient Walgreens neighborhood locations, according a Walgreens spokesperson.
“By combining the expertise of both the physician and pharmacist, patients benefit from improved health outcomes and lowered cost of care,” according to Walgreens. “With Village Medical board-certified physicians facilitating regular and direct communication between patients and Walgreens pharmacists, the model helps Village Medical at Walgreens patients take the right medications and get the right doses at the right times.”
“In today’s complex healthcare environment, this integrated model of care is more important than ever. When patients adhere to the appropriate care and medication regime, health outcomes improve,” says Tim Barry, chairman and CEO at VillageMD. “At Village Medical at Walgreens, our experienced physicians and providers work closely with Walgreens pharmacists every day to ensure patients get accessible, personalized and coordinated care when they need it.”
For more information about Village Medical at Walgreens services, visit VillageMedical.com.