The Ongoing Expansion of Retail Healthcare Clinics
DENVER--Take Care Health Systems, one of the largest managers of convenient care clinics and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG), has opened three Take Care Health Clinics at Walgreens drugstores in the Denver area. The clinics are walk-in, professional health care centers open seven days a week with extended evening and weekend hours.
Denver is the first Colorado market to have Take Care Health Clinics. Additional locations will open in the Denver area soon. Future expansion is planned for the state later this year. Take Care Health Systems plans to open more than 400 clinics at Walgreens drugstores by the end of 2008.
Comment: While politicians in Washington and the three presidential candidates dream up the next grandiose government healthcare reform to address rising healthcare costs, the most effective, affordable and convenient market-based healthcare solutions might be right around the corner, at your local Walgreens. Let a 1,000 retail healthcare clinics bloom. No, make that 10,000.