Columbus, OH – The neighborhood drug store is evolving to offer a lot more than flu shots. The in-house white coats now include pharmacists, nurse practitioners, even doctors. They’re spotting potential health challenges, treating chronic disease, coaching patients on adherence, and even getting involved in real-life behavior change. It’s a whole new take on easy-access healthcare.
Will your next primary care appointment be at a drugstore?
Walgreens and CVS are betting yes.
So far patients are agreeing. A recent gallop poll scored Walgreens Take Care clinics in the top 10% in customer engagement.
What cost does this convenience and engagement come? Well, according to a Rand survey, about 40% less and your visit to your primary care office.