DEERFIELD, Ill. and BURLINGTON, N.C. — Walgreens and LabCorp announced their mutual commitment to a significant expansion of their LabCorp at Walgreens collaboration. The two companies have agreed to open at least 600 LabCorp patient service centers at Walgreens stores across the U.S. over the next four years, inclusive of the 17 locations that have opened since they first announced their consumer-focused initiative in June 2017.
LabCorp at Walgreens locations are currently open in Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and Deerfield, Illinois, serving as an important part of LabCorp’s network of nearly 2,000 patient service centers across the U.S. Consumers and healthcare providers continue to have a positive response to the existing locations, which offer specimen collection services for LabCorp testing in a secure, comfortable environment. The sites are located near the pharmacy area inside the Walgreens store, providing a convenient location for consumers to access important health services and information.
“LabCorp’s strong partnership on this joint initiative, coupled with the enthusiastic consumer feedback we’ve received, allows us to undertake an exciting expansion of our collaboration together,” said Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance. “This reflects our commitment to transform our stores into neighborhood health destinations that provide a differentiated, consumer-focused experience, while providing access to a broad range of affordable health care services at a trusted and convenient setting.”
“We chose a partner with shared values and a shared vision of creating a differentiated consumer-focused experience, which has led to an extremely successful collaboration,” said David King, LabCorp’s chairman and CEO. “LabCorp at Walgreens is a central piece of our expanding consumer strategy, as we continue to create new channels for our offering by meeting consumers where they want to be met, extending the reach of our mission to improve health and improve lives.”
In addition, the companies are pursuing other collaboration opportunities, to take advantage of LabCorp’s unique combination of diagnostics and drug development expertise, and Walgreens leading experience in pharmacy, retail health and consumer engagement. The parties are exploring novel approaches to clinical research, helping consumers take a greater role in their own health and well-being, enabling the ongoing transition to value-based care, and expanding the health-related services available at LabCorp at Walgreens.