Walgreens, VillageMD to open 10 primary care clinics in Florida this year

Walgreens said Aug. 12 it will open 10 Village Medical at Walgreens locations in the Orlando, Fla., area by the end of the year.

The locations are part of Walgreens' and VillageMD's plan to open at least 600 sites in more than 30 U.S. markets in the next four years.  

"Together, Walgreens and VillageMD are committed to expanding access to healthcare in America through coordinated primary care and pharmacy services in our stores and virtually," Jamie Vortherms, vice president of healthcare services at Walgreens, said in a news release.

"These 10 new clinics in Orlando are the first of many we hope to bring to Florida to provide residents high-quality care in the communities where they live, shop and work."

The locations will create about 400 jobs, Walgreens said. 

The partnership between Walgreens and VillageMD aims to remove barriers to access for primary care and pharmacies by having them both in the same place. The companies opened their first Village Medical at Walgreens location in November 2019 in Houston. 

As part of the partnership, Walgreens pharmacists and VillageMD primary care physicians work together to care for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. 

Read the full news release here

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