Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD are expanding the availability of Village Medical at Walgreens practices in Indiana.

New Indiana locations opening in 2021 will include Griffith, Portage, and South Bend. Currently, Walgreens operates Village Medical primary care clinics in the Indiana markets of Indianapolis, Kokomo, and Merrillville.

This strategic partnership is on track to meet its overall goal of opening at least 600 Village Medical at Walgreens in more than 30 US markets over the next four years, with the intent to build hundreds more thereafter. The expansion is part of the $1bn accelerated investment effort to deliver healthcare to consumers with Village Medical primary care physicians and Walgreens pharmacy services, through a coordinated care delivery model.

“According to the CDC, six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic condition, with many needing multiple daily medications, emphasising that the coordinated care model of Village Medical at Walgreens is now more important than ever,” said Jamie Vortherms, VP of Healthcare Services, Walgreens. “We’re excited to open these Village Medical sites at Walgreens locations in Northern Indiana, bringing convenient access to personalised, high quality and coordinated care to more people across the country.”

“We’re excited to open new Village Medical at Walgreens locations in Northern Indiana. Our teams are led by experienced primary care physicians who deliver quality, coordinated care with the Walgreens pharmacy team,” said Brent Asplin, M.D., President of Village Medical. “As a result, we help deliver improved health outcomes and affordable care for more patients in Northern Indiana so they can enjoy being healthy and active members of their community.”