Fierce Healthcare October 13, 2020
Tina Reed

In the months after Walgreens announced a $1 billion partnership with VillageMD to build hundreds of primary care clinics next to its retail pharmacy stores, there are still only a few locations in Houston.

But that will be changing quickly, said Walgreens’ co-Chief Operating Officer Alex Gourlay.

Within the next fiscal year, the company plans to have at least 40 locations open, Gourlay said, speaking at the HLTH 2020 virtual conference Monday. The company has previously said it expects to have at least 500 locations open within the next five years.

“Putting together the family doctor with the local pharmacist, with health information that you provide to us in a trusted way that is all HIPAA-compliant and providing really local...

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