Retail clinics located in 27 Walgreens stores in metro Atlanta will become an extension of Piedmont Healthcare beginning this month. Called Piedmont QuickCare at Walgreens, the retail clinics offer consumers increased access to healthcare services for minor injuries and illnesses that are not life threatening.
“Our goal in opening Piedmont QuickCare locations is to make it as easy as possible for people to get the care they need, when they need it,” said Kevin Brown, CEO of Piedmont Healthcare. “We’re proud to be able to expand into these areas and provide high-quality, patient-centered care close to home for our patients.”
The retail clinics will complement Piedmont Healthcare’s existing virtual care (Piedmont OnCall), primary care and urgent care options. With extended walk-in hours and convenient online scheduling, Piedmont QuickCare at Walgreens will make it easier for consumers to take charge of their health.
“At Piedmont, we’re always looking for opportunities to improve the patient experience by making it easy to access care where and when it is the most convenient for the patient,,” Brown said. “The team at Piedmont QuickCare will be able to treat anything from aches and pains to ongoing health conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. Plus, patients will be able to pick up medications they need onsite.”
In February, Piedmont and Walgreen announced they would form a collaborative council to share best practices and experiences aimed at improving patient care, quality and satisfaction while reducing healthcare costs. The new clinic agreement builds on an existing relationship between the two organizations that dates back to 2009.