Walgreens, Humana to open more senior primary care clinics

Walgreens and Humana plan to open three more senior-focused primary care centers in Walgreens stores, the two companies announced July 30. 

The Partners in Primary Care Centers offer Medicare beneficiaries access to primary care, pharmacy services and wellness support. 

The clinics are staffed with a physician, registered nurses who serve as care coaches, behavioral health specialists and social workers.

Two of the new locations will be in Walgreens stores in Kansas City, Kan., and another will open in Anderson, S.C. 

Humana and Walgreens began testing the senior-focused clinics in two Walgreens drugstores about a year ago. 

"We are finding that seniors appreciate not just the high quality of clinical care, but also the social interactions, the personal attention, the convenience and the enhanced coordination between their pharmacist, physician and the health guides we have on site," said Jim OConor, senior vice president of U.S. Healthcare Strategy and Development at Walgreens. "Together, we are simplifying social and clinical care in the neighborhood as we transform our stores into convenient neighborhood health destinations."

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