Take Care opens its first Colorado clinics

DENVER Take Care Health Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens, has opened three Take Care Health Clinics at Walgreens drugstores in the Denver area.

Denver is the first Colorado market to have Take Care Health Clinics, the company reports, adding that additional locations will open in the area soon. Future expansion is also planned for the state later this year, as part of its plans to open more than 400 clinics at Walgreens drugstores by the end of 2008. The clinics are walk-in, professional health care centers open seven days a week with extended evening and weekend hours.

“Take Care Health Clinics offer high-quality, affordable health care by experienced nurse practitioners,” said Carol Gannon, lead Take Care nurse practitioner for Denver. “Take Care Nurse Practitioners understand their local communities and provide an integrated approach to the patient’s long term well-being. We are thrilled to be able to extend our model to yet another state.”

The clinics are located at the following Walgreens drugstores in the Denver area:

  • Broomfield: 5190 W. 120th Ave.
  • Wheat Ridge: 4401 Wadsworth Blvd.
  • Parker: 19028 Lincoln Ave.  

Take Care is part of Walgreens new Health and Wellness division, alongside I-trax/CHD Meridian Healthcare and Whole Health Management, two recently-acquired providers of worksite health centers that operate under the name Take Care Employer Healthcare Solutions. All included, Walgreens has more than 500 worksite health and wellness centers and retail health clinics within the division.

“Take Care Health Clinics have brought tremendous value to our existing 16 markets, and we are excited to bring our clinics to Colorado for the first time,” said Peter Miller, Take Care president and chief executive officer. “We have treated more than 475,000 patients nationwide since November 2005 and received exceedingly high patient satisfaction ratings. We look forward to offering a high-quality, affordable and convenient health care option to the Denver community.”

Take Care Health Systems currently manages 168 total clinics in 17 major cities throughout 14 states.

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