DEERFIELD, Ill. and RENTON, Wash.– Walgreens and Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) have just announced an expanded retail clinic collaboration. PSJH will operate and provide all clinical services at seven additional retail health clinics to be located within Walgreens stores across Washington and Oregon.
“We’re thrilled to be opening new Express Care clinics in these communities and expanding our partnership with Walgreens,” says Dr. Sunita Mishra, chief executive of Express Care, PSJH. “Consumers need and want easy, quick access to quality care, and these new locations provide that convenience and expertise – offering same-day or walk-in appointments, simple online scheduling, transparent pricing, and treatment for common illnesses and injuries. Our goal is to ease the way for patients, providing a connected care experience between PSJH – a trusted health-care provider – and retail locations close to home.”
This expansion is the latest development in a retail-health partnership dating back to 2015. In August 2015, Walgreens and PSJH announced a strategic clinical collaboration aimed at coordinating patient care and improving patient access. Since 2016, PSJH has operated more than 20 retail clinics in Walgreens stores. There are currently 12 Providence Express Care at Walgreens locations in the Portland, Ore. market and 11 Swedish Express Care at Walgreens locations in the Seattle area.
“Together, with Providence St. Joseph, we’ve had a very successful and productive collaboration with all of the existing Providence and Swedish Express Care at Walgreens clinics in operation in the Portland and Seattle areas,” said Pat Carroll, Walgreens chief medical officer and group vice president, health care services and clinical programs. “Providence and their affiliates have an outstanding reputation as health services providers in the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to expanding our existing relationship with Providence as they share our commitment to provide convenient access to high quality and affordable health care services.”
Five of the seven new retail clinics will be branded Providence Express Care at Walgreens, including two locations in the Spokane, Wash. area; one in Lake Stevens, Wash. outside of Seattle; and two in the Portland, Ore. area.
The other two new retail clinics will be located in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state and will be branded Kadlec Express Care at Walgreens. Kadlec Regional Medical Center is an affiliate of PSJH based in Richland, Wash. that’s been serving the state’s southeast region since opening its doors in 1944.
The new Providence and Kadlec Express Care at Walgreens locations will offer convenient hours – including evenings – giving patients same-day access to a variety of health care services. The seven new locations include:
Providence Express Care at Walgreens:
- 12312 E Sprague Ave in Spokane Valley, Wash., opening later this month
- 12315 N Division St in Spokane, Wash., opening later this month
- 718 91st Ave NE in Lake Stevens, Wash., opening later this month
- 13939 SW Pacific Hwy in Tigard, Ore., opening in October
- 1840 Portland Rd in Newberg, Ore., opening in November
Kadlec Express Care at Walgreens:
- 5506 N Road 68 in Pasco, Wash., opening later this month
- 1601 George Washington Way in Richland, Wash., opening later this month
For a list of the existing Express Care clinic locations, please visit:
To schedule an appointment, patients can visit the above websites or use the Walgreens Find Care Now or Providence Health Connect smartphone app to identify the Express Care at Walgreens sites that are most convenient to their location.
“Consumers should expect the same frictionless experience when accessing our health services as they do in any other aspect of their digital lives,” says Aaron Martin, chief digital officer, PSJH. “The PSJH Digital team developed the Providence Health Connect app enabling our patients to schedule Express Care clinic visits and telehealth visits within an integrated health experience.”