Take Care Clinics at Select Walgreens Offer Families Convenient and Affordable Option For Camp and Sports Physicals
Camp and Sports Physicals Now Available at Take Care Clinic Locations Nationwide for $35 Through September
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA March 10, 2010 As kids and teens gear up for spring sports and summer camp, parents need to make sure their children have received any required screenings. Take Care Health Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) and the largest and most comprehensive provider of convenient care clinics and worksite health and wellness centers in the country, is now offering camp and sports physicals at Take Care Clinics, located at nearly 360 Walgreens drugstores throughout the country. The physicals, available for $35 through the end of September, are administered by board certified nurse practitioners and, in select markets, physician assistants.
�Camp and sports physicals provide an important opportunity to meet face-to-face with a health care provider who can screen patients for undetected health care conditions and answer any questions parents may have about the overall health and wellness of their child,� said Sandra Ryan, RN, MSN, CPNP, FAANP and chief nurse practitioner officer for Take Care Health Systems. �Physicals are also a convenient opportunity to ensure that a patient�s immunizations are up-to-date and administer appropriate vaccinations for school-aged children.�
Take Care Clinics are professional walk-in health care centers open seven days a week, with extended evening and weekend hours, giving patients the option to access high-quality health care services, such as camp and sports physicals, when it�s convenient for them. Take Care Health providers treat patients 18 months and older and can also administer appropriate vaccinations for school-aged children, such as Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), Menactra (meningitis), Varicella (chicken pox), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and GARDASIL� (HPV). It is recommended that patients bring a copy of their vaccination record and medical history to the Take Care Clinic in preparation to receive a camp or sports physical.
�Take Care Clinics are here to help families during busy times,� said Peter Miller, president and CEO of Take Care Health Systems. �Our clinics offer a high-quality, affordable option for parents to ensure children have completed all of their necessary physical exam requirements. Our extended evening and weekend hours give parents and children the flexibility to seek care with our experienced clinicians when it is convenient to them.�
Camp and sports physicals at Take Care Clinics do not take the place of a child�s yearly health exam and complete developmental assessment. Take Care Health providers encourage all patients to have a primary care provider or pediatrician who can facilitate this longer-term relationship. Patients are referred to a primary care provider if they do not have one. Visit records will be shared with a patient�s provider if requested and all patients will be given a copy of their visit record to share with other providers.
High school and middle school level, pre-participation sports physicals are not available at Take Care Clinics in Kansas.
About Take Care Health Systems
Take Care Health Systems (www.takecarehealthsystem.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) and part of Walgreens Health and Wellness division, is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and convenient care clinics in the country. TCHS is comprised of Take Care Consumer Solutions (www.takecarehealth.com) and Take Care Health Employer Solutions (www.takecareemployersolutions.com). Take Care Consumer Solutions manages Take Care Clinics at select Walgreens drugstores throughout the country. Patient care at each of the Take Care Clinics is provided by Take Care Health Services, an independently owned state professional corporation established in each market. Take Care Health Employer Solutions manages primary care, health and wellness, occupational health, pharmacy and fitness centers at large employer campuses. Combined, Take Care Health Systems manages more than 700 worksite and retail health care centers.
About WalgreensWalgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation�s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2009 sales of $63 billion. The company operates 7,179 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Walgreens provides the most convenient access to consumer goods and services and cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services in America through its retail drugstores; specialty, infusion, mail, medical campus and long-term care pharmacy services; home care services; and its Health and Wellness division. Health and Wellness includes Take Care Health Systems, the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
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