Coordinated primary care and pharmacy services help patients better manage their health, through easy access and high-quality care
DEERFIELD, Ill. & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) and VillageMD today announced the opening of the first Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practice in Las Vegas, with more scheduled to open in the market by the end of this year.
“VillageMD and Walgreens are working together to provide coordinated primary care and pharmacy services that we know patients want and deserve for themselves and their family members,” said David Hatfield, president of Village Medical.
Village Medical at Walgreens is a Village Medical 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 to fill prescriptions immediately following medical visits, at the same location if patients choose, and ensure patients have access to high-quality care and medical expertise.
A recent survey of Nevadans shows the need for this kind of care. The survey found 65% of participants worry about whether they can afford the cost of health care, and over half reported experiencing delays or gaps in accessing healthcare over the past 12 months due to the cost.1
“From lab tests to annual physicals, management of chronic conditions and prescriptions, navigating healthcare can often be overwhelming,” said Anita Allemand, chief transformation and integration officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Walgreens and VillageMD’s combined expertise in primary care and pharmacy allows patients to better manage their care, helping local communities get and stay healthy.”
Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices in the Las Vegas market will also create more than 45 full-time jobs and directly employ nearly 40 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.
With the Las Vegas opening, VillageMD and Walgreens now have more than 150 Village Medical at Walgreens locations in markets across the country – including in Arizona, Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Georgia and Rhode Island, in addition to Nevada – and are on track toward 200 practices by the end of this year.
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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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.
VillageMD is committed to offering high-quality, accessible primary care options for communities across the country through Village Medical. VillageMD partners with physicians to provide the tools, technology, operations, staffing support and industry relationships to deliver high-quality clinical care and better patient outcomes, while reducing the total cost of care. The Village Medical brand provides value-based primary care for patients at traditional free-standing practices, Village Medical at Walgreens practices, at home and via virtual visits. VillageMD and Village Medical have grown to 22 markets and are responsible for more than 1.6 million patients. 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.
1 Official State of Nevada Website – “New survey suggests 1 in 3 Nevadans experience hardship because of health care costs”
2 Village Medical internal data
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