Walgreens is bringing in-store health care spaces to select stores in Ohio through the partnership with Buckeye Health.
The drugstore giant is expanding its “Health Corner” concept to five stores in northeast Ohio. The Walgreens division of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is collaborating with Ohio-based managed health insurance company Buckeye Health Plan to bring health and wellness services to Medicaid members at the Ohio stores, beginning in summer 2022.
Buckeye Health Plan is the third to partner with Walgreens Health to launch Walgreens Health Corner locations. With additional partners in California and New Jersey across commercial and Medicare plan patient populations respectively, Walgreens Health is now contracted to serve more than 2.27 million patients. By the end of 2022, the number of current Walgreens Health Corners will expand from 55 to approximately 100 locations, which include the additional five in Ohio.
Walgreens Health Corner locations will offer eligible Ohio Medicaid members access to an integrated healthcare offering led by “health advisors,” who are pharmacists or registered nurses. Health advisors will provide a range of health and clinical services that supplement care received from primary care physicians and specialists.
Services that will be offered at Walgreens Health Corner locations range from preventive care and wellness checks to assistance with managing chronic conditions. The services will be available at no additional cost to eligible Buckeye Health Plan members in northeast Ohio.