Market Overview

Walgreens Introduces New Digital Marketplace Featuring 17 Leading Health Care Providers


"Find Care Now" offers broad selection of localized healthcare
services, strengthening Walgreens role as neighborhood healthcare

Walgreens today introduced Find
Care Now
, a digital platform and marketplace that helps connect the
company's millions of mobile and online visitors to health care services
at Walgreens stores and to a growing selection of recognized providers
in the community. The company is working closely with a current list of
17 participating providers as part of the effort, further enhancing
Walgreens omnichannel role as a convenient and trusted neighborhood
health care destination.

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Find Care Now enhances the Walgreens website and mobile app, which has been downloaded more than 50  ...

Find Care Now enhances the Walgreens website and mobile app, which has been downloaded more than 50 million times and has 5 million active users each month. (Photo: Business Wire)

Find Care Now makes it easier for customers to navigate and search for
local and digital health care services, with offerings in certain
markets as varied as neighborhood health care clinics, urgent care,
telehealth, lab testing, physician second opinions, and even physician
house calls and optical and hearing services in select markets.

"People expect accessible quality care that fits their busy lives, and
this is another way in which we're continually evolving our business to
bring health care services closer to our patients," said Richard
Ashworth, president of operations, Walgreens. "Find Care Now is part of
a series of innovations to offer a true omnichannel experience for
Walgreens customers, as we work with others in the health care community
to improve access to affordable health care services in the communities
we serve."

Find Care Now and its growing list of participating healthcare providers
offer services that include sensible alternatives to more costly
emergency room visits. These include physicians or nurse practitioners
at urgent care centers co-located at Walgreens drugstores, or at
Walgreens stores that offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail
clinic services. Other specialist offerings include behavioral health
therapists, optometrists, dermatologists, hearing care professionals and
diagnostic lab services in certain markets.

"Through market research, our customers showed they would welcome
Walgreens as an online source of information about health care solutions
and telemedicine," said Giovanni Monti, vice president and director of
healthcare innovation, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. "By combining
digital assets with our strong local footprint, Walgreens offers a
unique and convenient model for patients to find care built around their
needs. In addition, we have a growing number of provider health care
collaborations and a product development roadmap that will soon add more
valuable features to Find Care Now."

Find Care Now is accessible through the Health Services section of the
Walgreens mobile app and online at
Care service options are made available based upon a user's location and
health condition, ensuring convenient and relevant results are always
offered. Users can view cash pricing information and also have the
ability to schedule visits or complete virtual consultations in some

The Walgreens Find Care Now marketplace will include leading health care
providers across the U.S., including:

  • Advocate Health Care, Chicago
  • Baptist Health, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Community Health Network, Indianapolis
  • DermatologistOnCall, national online dermatology service
  • Florida Hospital, Orlando
  • Heal, on-demand doctor house calls in California, Washington, D.C. and
    Northern Virginia
  • LabCorp, lab testing and diagnostics
  • MDLIVE, national telehealth service
  • MedExpress Urgent Care, an Optum company and provider of neighborhood
    medical care
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in collaboration with Weill Cornell
    Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York
  • Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta
  • Providence St. Joseph Health, including Providence Express Care in
    Portland, Oregon, and Swedish Express Care in Seattle
  • SSM Health, St. Louis
  • UHealth – The University of Miami Health System, Miami
  • Walgreens Healthcare Clinics
  • Walgreens Hearing
  • Walgreens Optical

"We are pleased to collaborate with Walgreens to expand access to
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's world-class care through this convenient
new platform, Find Care Now," said Dr. Peter M. Fleischut, senior vice
president and chief transformation officer at NewYork-Presbyterian.
"Through NYP OnDemand, our suite of digital health
services, NewYork-Presbyterian can reach more patients in need of our
care and help make our communities healthier."

"We want to put healthcare consumers in the driver's seat. We believe
that taking care of your health should be as convenient and flexible as
any retail experience. Providence St. Joseph Health's Express Care
services, now offered through Walgreens Find Care Now and the Providence
Health Connect app, make it easy to find and book care close to home or
work," Sunita Mishra MD, MBA, Chief Executive, Express Care.

The Walgreens mobile app – now enhanced with easy, anytime, anywhere
access to Find Care Now – has been downloaded more than 50 million times
and has 5 million active users each month. Access to the Walgreens app
can be found at

About Walgreens

Walgreens (, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains,
is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots
Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and
wellbeing enterprise. Approximately 8 million customers interact with
Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient,
multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted,
cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. As of
June 28, 2018, Walgreens operates approximately 9,800 drugstores with a
presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the
U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business,
Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other
provider retail clinic services.

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