INDIANAPOLIS — The clinical collaboration between Community Health Network and Walgreens is rapidly expanding across central Indiana, Community Health Network announced recently. Seven additional Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens sites are being integrated with Community Health Network to provide additional points of access for consumers who are looking for coordinated health care.
“Healthcare systems are seeing the value of offering a retail connection for consumers as part of their delivery of care across the continuum," commented Alan London, VP strategic clinical partnerships, Walgreens. “As consumers continue to take more control of their healthcare decisions and shift toward cost and quality comparisons of providers, the collaboration between Walgreens and Community Health Network will offer another resource for finding the level of healthcare they need. For example, a consumer can be seen by a nurse practitioner at Walgreens for what appears to be a minor illness and then have the option to be referred to a Community physician specialist if more advanced treatments are needed. The process is comprehensive.”
“The healthcare industry is changing and that change is being driven by the needs of consumers,” stated Paul Wilson, senior medical director at Community Physician Network. “Consumers are looking closely at pricing and ease of access to quality health care. Our collaboration with Walgreens is helping us achieve our goal of being a high-value provider," he said. "We offer hundreds of quality physicians and innovative sites for inpatient and outpatient care and Walgreens is a very successful retail company with a great connection to consumers on a broad scale. Together, we can meet the healthcare needs of residents across Central Indiana.”
Each Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens location in the collaboration provides patients who need additional care access to a full continuum of Community Health Network providers and services, including primary or specialty physicians with Community Physician Network; Community MedCheck, imaging and lab services.
Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens offers immediate treatment for minor illnesses and injuries and will also help Community Health Network patients manage the treatment of chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and asthma.