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Walgreens, VillageMD expand into San Antonio

The new openings in San Antonio, Texas represent expansion into the fifth major market in the state, following Houston, El Paso, Austin and Dallas, the company said.
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Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD are poised to expand into San Antonio, Texas. 

The companies announced that nine Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices are set to open over the next year.

Representing an expansion into the fifth major market in Texas — following Houston, El Paso, Austin and Dallas —with these new locations, both companies are looking to provide their coordinated care model to patients, who will have access to full-service primary care alongside convenient and cost-effective pharmacy services.

[Read more: Walgreens making major investment in VillageMD]

“San Antonio residents deserve access to comprehensive, high-quality primary care,” said Tyra Francis,  a local Village Medical physician. “For patients with chronic conditions, our coordinated care model is especially beneficial – with increased opportunities to experience improved healthcare outcomes and lowered costs of care.”

Chronic health conditions account for 75% of Texas healthcare expenditures, yet many areas lack access to primary care. In fact, Texas ranks 47th in the nation in the number of primary care providers accessible to residents, the companies said. 

“Walgreens and VillageMD are on a mission to make healthcare simpler,” said Rick Fernandez, registered pharmacist and regional healthcare director for Greater Texas, Walgreens. “As people’s medical needs continue to evolve with the current pandemic, we’re providing them greater access to more personalized care using a streamlined approach that leverages the collaborative expertise of our pharmacy teams and Village Medical’s physicians.”

[Read more: Walgreens, VillageMD expand clinics into Florida]

Walgreens Boots Alliance recently announced an increased investment in VillageMD to advance its strategic position in the delivery of value-based primary care. This investment will accelerate the opening of at least 600 Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices in more than 30 U.S. markets by 2025 and 1,000 by 2027, with more than half of those practices in medically underserved communities.

Village Medical at Walgreens locations accept a wide range of health insurance options including Medicare. Patients may access care and support through in-person, at-home and telehealth visits. Patients can learn more and book appointments by visiting here