Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois, said this week that it will own and operate Walgreens' in-store health clinics throughout the Chicagoland area beginning in May.
The 56 retail clinics, located in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, Will, Kane and McHenry, will be branded as Advocate Clinic at Walgreens and offer individuals convenient access to coordinated, high-quality medical care at affordable costs. The clinics provide walk-ins and same-day appointments, and will have board-certified nurse practitioners on hand to treat common illnesses and injuries.
“Advocate shares our commitment to delivering extraordinary, personalized patient care, and is a nationally recognized health system that, like Walgreens, has been serving Chicagoland communities for more than 100 years,” Walgreens Healthcare Clinics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pat Carroll said. “We believe this approach will help ensure a true continuum of care for patients and their providers."
The clinical agreement between Advocate Health Care and Walgreens falls right in line with the companies dedication to enhancing access to effective health care.
“Advocate Clinic at Walgreens expands Advocate's care delivery locations to provide more options for patients and meet the needs of consumers in an evolving health-care environment,” Advocate Health Care EVP and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lee Sacks said. “With Walgreens’ unmatched footprint coupled with our leading clinical expertise and commitment to delivering high quality, affordable health care, more patients will have access to the best care when and where they need it.”