DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and LabCorp announced the introduction of LabCorp at Walgreens into the California Inland Empire, with nine new LabCorp patient service centers within Walgreens stores in the greater Riverside, Calif. area. The first four locations have opened, and the rest are expected to open by the end of this year.
This expansion of LabCorp at Walgreens will support lab access for a significant increase in Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) membership in the Riverside region. LabCorp is the primary laboratory provider for approximately 825,000 members of IEHP’s Medicare and Medicaid plans in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
When this expansion is complete, there will be 26 LabCorp at Walgreens sites operated as part of LabCorp’s network of nearly 2,000 patient service centers across the U.S., with ten throughout Florida, five in the Denver area, and one each in Morrisville, N.C. and Deerfield, Ill. The co-branded LabCorp at Walgreens sites offer LabCorp patient services in a secure, comfortable environment for specimen collection, located near the pharmacy area inside the Walgreens store. Providers, health systems, consumers and payers have responded very favorably to LabCorp at Walgreens, and the new locations are the first to be opened since the two companies’ October announcement of their agreement to establish at least 600 locations across the U.S. over the next four years.
The collaboration reflects Walgreens and LabCorp’s shared objective to provide a differentiated, consumer-focused experience, providing access to a broad range of health care services at a trusted setting convenient to the consumer. Appointments for all current LabCorp at Walgreens locations may be made in advance at www.LabCorp.com/Walgreens or through the LabCorp|Patient online portal and app (available for both Android and iOS).
Patients can make appointments at each new California location starting about a week before it opens, and appointments for the first four locations are now available. The new sites will feature the proprietary LabCorp|Express tablet-based system for expedited check-in. LabCorp at Walgreens offers collection of specimens for the broad range of laboratory testing that is performed in LabCorp’s nationwide network of regional and specialty laboratories.
For Walgreens, lab testing at its retail locations fits its strategy of collaborating with best-in-class providers to complement its core pharmacy expertise and bring affordable health care services to customers. The LabCorp relationship further demonstrates the value of deeper collaborations with health care service providers in improving care coordination and providing access to more care options from trusted names in health care.
The California locations for LabCorp at Walgreens now open:
- 10992 Magnolia Avenue (at intersection with La Sierra Avenue), Riverside
- 1745 University Avenue, Riverside
- 12574 Limonite Avenue, Eastvale
- 6600 Magnolia Avenue (at intersection with Central Avenue), Riverside
Locations to open through the end of 2018:
- 8044 Limonite Avenue, Riverside
- 25011 Alessandro Boulevard, Moreno Valley
- 8917 Trautwein Road, Riverside
- 100 W Ontario Avenue, Corona
- 120 W Parkridge Avenue, Corona
For updated information about all LabCorp at Walgreens locations, including operating hours and appointment scheduling, as well as the opening date for each of the newest locations, please visit www.labcorp.com/walgreens.