Oct. 12, 2018—Walgreens and LabCorp will open at least 600 LabCorp patient service centers at Walgreens stores across the United States over the next four years. Seventeen LabCorp at Walgreens locations have opened since the collaboration began, in June 2017, in Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, and Deerfield, Ill. The companies report that consumers and health care providers continue to have a positive response to the existing locations, which offer specimen collection for LabCorp testing in a secure, comfortable environment near the pharmacy area.
“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,” Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, said in a statement. “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.”
The companies are also pursuing other collaboration opportunities, such as 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 health-related services available at LabCorp at Walgreens.