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July 24, 2020

Walgreens and VillageMD Expand Partnership to Open 500+ Primary Care Clinics

Walgreens and VillageMD, a national provider of primary care, announced July 8 that Walgreens will be the first national pharmacy chain to offer full-service physician office services co-located at the pharmacy locations. This announcement follows the successful trial run this past year in Houston. The partnership expects to open 500 to 700 “Village Medical at Walgreens” clinics over the next 5 years in 30 different U.S. markets. The clinics are expected to offer comprehensive primary care services as well as telehealth and at-home visits, and plan to accept a wide range of health insurance options. According to VillageMD over 50 percent of locations will be in Health Professional Shortage Areas and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations, as designated by HHS.