MAY 7, 2013 | EXAMINER: Retail Health Facilities, A New Way to Get Sports and Camp Physicals
It is a Sunday morning and your child has been up all night, coughing, sneezing, and maybe even with a fever.
APRIL 14, 2013 | THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: When a Retail Clinic Will Suffice
Can't shake a cold or need a camp physical for your child? One option is to visit a clinic nestled in your local pharmacy. Such clinics are spreading and might be priced at a discount to your local doctor's office.
APRIL 5, 2013 | THE REPORTER: Walgreens Clinics Expand Care
Walgreen Co. has stretched the reach of its drugstore clinics beyond ankle sprains and sinus infections to handling chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.
APRIL 4, 2013 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Walgreen clinics expand care into chronic illness
Walgreen Co. has stretched the reach of its drugstore clinics beyond treating ankle sprains and sinus infections to handling chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.
The company, based in Deerfield, Ill., said Thursday that most of its 370 in-store Take Care Clinics now will diagnose, treat and monitor patients with some chronic conditions that are typically handled by doctors.
APRIL 4, 2013 | BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK: Walgreen Clinics Add Care of Chronic Illnesses to Boost Sales
Walgreen Co. (WAG), the largest U.S. drugstore chain, is expanding into treatment of diabetes, asthma and other chronic illnesses to lure new customers including millions gaining insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
APRIL 4, 2013 | KAISER HEALTH NEWS: Walgreens Becomes 1st Retail Chain To Diagnose, Treat Chronic Conditions
It’s not just sore throats and flu shots anymore. Walgreens today became the first retail store chain to expand its health care services to include diagnosing and treating patients for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol.
MARCH 23, 2013 | MODERN HEALTHCARE: Redesigning Healthcare
Healthcare innovation doesn't happen overnight, or even within three years.
MARCH 28, 2013 | DETROIT FREE PRESS: Drugstore Clinics: A Rapidly Growing Option for Sick People
Lois Gridley wasn't feeling well. She had just taken her 10-year-old son to the pediatrician and he had strep throat. She worried she might have it, too.
MARCH 21, 2013 | PE HUB/REUTERS NEWS: PE Firms Pouring Money into Walk-In Clinics, Urgent Care
Walk-in clinics are popping up in shopping malls and main streets across the United States and private equity is helping fund the expansion, Reuters reported Thursday. At least a dozen private equity firms have in the last few years plowed millions of dollars into urgent care clinics, which have become popular with people who do not have regular doctors or who like the convenience of their extended hours of operation. Several private equity executives told Reuters they are eager for more acquisitions in this sector because they expect profits to grow as healthcare reforms boost the number of Americans with health insurance by more than 30 million over the next decade.
FEBRUARY 28, 2013 | HC+O NEWS: Retail Clinics Gain in Popularity
Retail clinics are on the rise, with 1,425 retail clinics found in drugstore and retail settings in 39 states, according to Merchant Medicine, a Shoreview-based retail clinic consultancy and market research company.