Florida Hospital Express Care opens 15 clinics within Walgreens pharmacies
TAMPA, Fla. — Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens retail healthcare clinics are now open in 15 Walgreens locations throughout Tampa Bay.
“One of the many ways Florida Hospital is expanding access to healthcare is through our collaboration with Walgreens," stated Mike Schultz, president and CEO Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System. "Our Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens locations throughout the Tampa Bay area will make it more convenient for patients to manage their health while receiving high quality care, at a lower cost, through the Florida Hospital provider network.”
In January of this year, Florida Hospital and Walgreens announced a retail health clinic and pharmacy collaboration focused on delivering more coordinated care and providing greater access to patients across the Tampa region. As part of the agreement, Florida Hospital is now operating and providing all clinical services at 15 retail health clinics located within Walgreens stores across Tampa.
The retail health clinics are branded as Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens. In addition, also announced in January, Walgreens plans to open a pharmacy later this year at Florida Hospital Tampa, and the two organizations have formed a collaborative council to share best practices and experiences that aim to improve patient care, quality and satisfaction while reducing health care costs.
“Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens is providing medical expertise and a wide range of services including physicals, wellness visits, treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, skin conditions and medication management in local neighborhood Walgreens locations," commented Chris Jenkins, president and CEO of Florida Hospital Physician Group. "This is making it easier for local communities to get the care they need through the trusted Florida Hospital network of care.”