Taking a first step toward good health.
When you consider that nearly 75% of the nation's combined healthcare spending stems from
chronic conditions1, Walgreens Health Testing makes a critical difference through
early identification of potential chronic risks and creating better opportunities to manage
overall healthcare costs.
Walgreens Health Testing Program is offered at over 350 Healthcare Clinic locations* and at
over 2,500 community pharmacies. Through testing, our pharmacists, and the Healthcare Clinic
nurse practitioners and physician assistants offer valuable face-to-face counseling and
education that encourage patients to participate in their own health and help you control major
avoidable medical expense.
Get to know our offerings:
provides convenient, affordable opportunities for individual health testing, including a blood
pressure test-along with blood glucose, cholesterol, A1C levels and body composition.
Findings. Our tracking shows that when Walgreens pharmacists conducted health
testing, approximately 40% of patients had at least one result outside the established clinical
guidelines-requiring our pharmacist to provide further care and services, including
professional consultation and appropriate physician and specialist referrals.
Expanding the role of the pharmacist.
The Health Testing Program is one example
that demonstrates how Walgreens pharmacists are moving from behind the counter to being front
and center for our customers. We provide the needed points of access to help employees meet
employer requirements for health screenings. Our program can also be leveraged outside of
annual health testing programs to help employees be more informed and better manage their own
To learn more about
health testing, blood pressure tests and more, contact a Walgreens Solutions Expert.
health care costs. The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation Web site. http://www.kaiseredu.org/topics_im.asp?imID=1&parentID=61&id=358.
Accessed April 22, 2010.
care services provided by Take Care Health Services, an independently owned corporation whose
licensed healthcare professionals are not employed by or agents of Walgreen Co., or its
subsidiaries, including Take Care Health Systems, LLC.