SSM Health to operate 27 retail clinics at Walgreens locations in St. Louis

St. Louis-based SSM Health has signed an agreement with Walgreens to extend the organizations' partnership. Under the agreement, SSM Health will also own and operate 27 retail clinics within Walgreens stores across the St. Louis area.

Once the clinics transition to SSM Health this fall, they will each be renamed SSM Health Express Clinic at Walgreens.

Together, the two organizations will share best practices for boosting patient care, quality and satisfaction and reducing costs. The goal of the partnership is to improve patient access to compassionate, high-quality care.

According to James Bleicher, MD, regional president of the SSM Health Medical Group and ambulatory services in St. Louis, the collaboration is an important step in the system's commitment to improving the health of the community.

"By combining the convenience of Walgreens locations with the personalized care and expertise of the SSM Health Medical Group, we will provide a seamless healthcare experience for our patients," said Dr. Bleicher. "This means care that is truly integrated whether you visit an SSM Health physician, hospital, urgent care or Express Clinic at Walgreens."



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