Walgreens Expects Healthy Results From Wellness Push
All is well at Walgreens with a new pilot program intended
to make it a leading source of healthcare services in the communities it
The Walgreens Optimal Wellness program, according to a company press
release, is an “innovative self-care educational program for people
with chronic conditions.” The chain has chosen Albuquerque, Indianapolis,
Oklahoma City and Phoenix as its initial test markets.
The program, which will
combine the expertise of the chain’s pharmacists along with nurse practitioners
at its Take Care clinics, will initially provide “individual
health coaching” and counseling for people with type 2 diabetes.
chain has not indicated when it will take the program national or what other
chronic healthcare issues it will tackle in its stores.
Questions: Are retailers finding the right fit between pharmacies and in-store
clinics to achieve significant growth in healthcare services? What are your
thoughts on the initial focus on patients with type 2 diabetes in Walgreens’
Optimal Wellness program and where do you think it will (should) go from there?
looks to wellness clinics for growth – Crain’s
Outlines Year of Substantial Progress at Annual Meeting – Walgreen