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Walgreens changes name of in-store health clinics

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 12:02 pm | Updated: 2:11 pm, Mon Jul 29, 2013.

Walgreens' is changing the name of its in-store medical clinics to "Healthcare Clinic," the company announced this week.

Since the clinics began in 2004, they've been known as the Take Care Clinics. They are open at more than 370 locations nationwide, include several East Valley stores.

"The new Healthcare Clinic allows us to leverage the strength of the Walgreens brand to help attract and introduce new patients to our retail clinic services, while creating a more seamless health care experience serving a wide variety of patient needs," said Dr. Jeffrey Kang, Walgreens senior vice president of health and wellness services and solutions.

"The health care landscape is evolving, and with a diverse and expansive collection of assets, Walgreens is uniquely positioned to play an integral role in addressing the needs of patients, payers and providers by helping to lower costs to the system while helping more people get, stay and live well."

Take Care Health Systems LLC will remain a subsidiary of Walgreens, as well as the practice management company for the Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens.

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