Walgreen Co. has launched a pilot program that will allow patients to make appointments at some of the retailer’s Take Care Clinics via their smartphones.


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Take Care Clinics start smartphone app test

August 13th, 2012

CHICAGO – Walgreen Co. has launched a pilot program that will allow patients to make appointments at some of the retailer’s Take Care Clinics via their smartphones.

The iTriage mobile application, available for iPhones and Android phones, is designed to help consumers identify symptoms, learn more about medical conditions and access a nationwide directory of medical providers. And now consumers in the Chicago and Denver markets can also use the mobile app to schedule visits to local Take Care Clinics.

“Today’s consumers are increasingly turning to their mobile devices to access health care information and services, wherever they are and whenever they need it,” says Heather Helle, divisional vice president for Walgreens Consumer Solutions Group. “Integrating with the mobile and online appointment-setting technology of ­iTriage allows us to provide our patients with another tool to help them better manage their personal health care.”

Take Care Clinics are walk-in facilities staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and they are designed to treat common illnesses and offer such preventive services as vaccines and physicals.

Located inside more than 350 Walgreens stores, the clinics have already used technology to make visits more convenient. Patients can use the Take Care Clinics website to check wait times and schedule appointments.

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