Walgreens Introduces “Healthcare Clinic,” Rebranding its In-Store Take Care
Name change further aligns the growing retail clinic business with Walgreens
health care assets
DEERFIELD, Ill. -- July 29, 2013
Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (Nasdaq:WAG) today introduced its “Healthcare Clinic” at
select Walgreens as the new branding for the more than 370 in-store retail
clinics, replacing the former Take Care Clinic name that has stood since the
brand’s inception in 2004. The national rebranding effort is already in
process and expected to be complete by the end of August.
In addition to branding changes in stores, consumers will be directed to visit
the Healthcare Clinic’s new website, www.walgreens.com/clinic.
“The new Healthcare Clinic allows us to leverage the strength of the Walgreens
brand to help attract and introduce new patients to our retail clinic
services, while creating a more seamless health care experience serving a wide
variety of patient needs,” said Dr. Jeffrey Kang, Walgreens senior vice
president of health and wellness services and solutions. “The health care
landscape is evolving, and with a diverse and expansive collection of assets,
Walgreens is uniquely positioned to play an integral role in addressing the
needs of patients, payers and providers by helping to lower costs to the
system while helping more people get, stay and live well.”
Take Care Health Systems LLC will remain a subsidiary of Walgreens, as well as
the practice management company for the Healthcare Clinics at select
The clinic rebranding represents the further alignment of Walgreens health
care assets and affiliations under a singular, trusted brand identity. The
Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants are part of a
network of more than 70,000 health care professionals across Walgreens
pharmacy, Walgreens Infusion Services, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy and other
lines of business. Other recent health initiatives such as the formation of
accountable care organizations (ACO), clinical affiliations, expansion of
Medicare Part D programs and more, all help advance the company’s mission to
transform the role of community pharmacy by providing more comprehensive care
options, delivering a differentiated patient experience and solidifying
Walgreens position as a strategic partner of choice.
Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens will continue to offer the same high
quality, affordable and convenient services, with a focus on prevention,
wellness and the monitoring and management of chronic conditions.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with Fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion,
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to become America’s first choice for
health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million
customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and
services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services
and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services
includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along
with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower
costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health
systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates
8,098 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and
most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers, medical
practices, and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations
throughout the country.
Jim Cohn, 847-315-2950
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