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Walgreens strives for cost-effective in-store clinics in partnership

Walgreens strives for cost-effective in-store clinics in partnership

Walgreens is teaming up with a large hospital network for the first time to open a handful of new in-store clinics, as the drugstore chain looks for a more cost-effective and collaborative approach to expand its health care services. The partner is Providence Health & Services, a nonprofit Catholic health system based in suburban Seattle that operates 34 hospitals and 475 doctor's offices in the Northwest and California. Providence plans to open up to 25 clinics inside Walgreens stores in Seattle and Portland over the next few years, the two companies said Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Walgreens is taking a closer look at its in-store clinic business under its...

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