CNBC covered Walgreens and VillageMD's plans to open 500-700 full-service doctor offices over the next five years.
More than 50% of the new primary-care clinics will open in areas with a shortage of health professionals and a population that’s underserved, with VillageMD Co-Founder and CEO Tim Barry sharing that those locations will help VillageMD reach “older, sicker and poorer populations” that often do not have access to care.
Gourlay said it furthers Walgreens’ mission, too. “We want to be everywhere in America where people need health care,” he said. “That’s always been our position and always will be.”