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Walgreen Collaborates With Novant Health To Expand Retail Health Care In North Carolina

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a relatively recent addition to the Dow 30, is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates.

Reportedly, Walgreens and Novant Health, a leading healthcare provider with seamless and convenient healthcare service in 15 medical centers and more than 640 locations have collaborated to launch retail health clinical services under the brand name “Novant Health Express at Walgreens”. As per the deal, Walgreen is set to acquire nine Novant Health’s retail pharmacies, whereas Novant Health to launch new retail health care clinics at Walgreens stores in the area of Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Brunswick County, North Carolina. Once the acquisition is completed Novant Health patients will be able to receive their prescriptions at the acquired Walgreens pharmacy locations or any other nearby Walgreen store.

“Our collaboration with Novant Health is a great example of how we’re integrating care and bringing a simplified health care experience to North Carolina residents,” stated Dr. Chet Robson, Walgreens acting chief medical officer.

The retail clinics are scheduled to be staffed with Novant Health advanced practice clinicians fulfilling their health care needs at affordable rates. The first three sets of locations are expected to be in Fairview Road in Charlotte, N.C., on Stratford Road in Winston-Salem, N.C., and on Village Road in Leland, N.C. The Novant Health Express at Walgreens retail clinics, to offer services seven days a week.

“Our new clinics at Walgreens will allow patients to avoid the emergency room by expanding access to quality care for minor illnesses and injuries, and create a new avenue for Novant Health to support and care for our patients with chronic conditions,” stated Dr. Pam Oliver, executive vice president and president of Novant Health Physician Network.

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(Read Original Story: Walgreens and Novant Health announce retail health care collaboration in North Carolina in PR Newswire)