CVS to bring expanded health clinics to cities with most chronic diseases

CVS Health plans to open HealthHubs in several new markets next year that are expected to have higher populations of chronic disease patients, according to CNBC.

HealthHubs are CVS' redesigned health-focused concept stores that have space dedicated to helping customers manage such chronic conditions as diabetes, hypertension and asthma. Each store features an expanded health clinic with a lab for blood testing and health screenings as well as wellness rooms equipped to handle yoga classes and seminars.

The stores also have more shelf space for health-focused products, such as medical equipment and supplies for diabetes care and sleep apnea.

In the first half of 2020, CVS will open HealthHubs in Boston, Dallas-Forth Worth, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. It will also open a few stores in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Hartford, Conn., where Aetna, its recently acquired insurer, is located. 

CVS chose the markets where Aetna identified a higher likelihood of chronic disease among its health insurance members. 

CVS announced last month it would add 1,500 HealthHubs by the end of 2021.

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