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Walgreens and VillageMD Expand Full-Service Primary Care Model to the Chicago Area

Aug 10, 2023 8:48:22 AM | Walgreens and VillageMD Expand Full-Service Primary Care Model to the Chicago Area

Coordinated primary care and pharmacy services help patients better manage their health through easy access and high-quality care 

DEERFIELD, Ill. & CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2023 – Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) and VillageMD today announced the opening of the first Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practice in the Chicago area. The practice is located at 641 Meacham Road, in Elk Grove Village, Ill. 

“At Village Medical, we partner with our patients to help them get well and stay well. We deliver high-quality care – the kind of care we want for ourselves, our family and friends. We call this The New Way to Well, that which partners our providers, care teams and patients together so patients can live their best life possible,” said David Hatfield, M.D., chief physician executive of Village Medical.  

Village Medical at Walgreens is a primary care practice conveniently located alongside a Walgreens pharmacy location. The spacious practice includes eight exam rooms and on-site labs to offer full-service primary care, including the management of chronic conditions in addition to treating everyday illnesses and injuries. Village Medical physicians and Walgreens pharmacists collaborate closely to fill prescriptions immediately following medical visits, at the same location if patients choose, and ensure patients have access to high-quality care and medical expertise.  

The number of people in Illinois with three or more chronic diseases is growing and expected to reach 3 million in 2030, and 45,400 lives in Illinois could be saved annually through better prevention and treatment of chronic disease,i showing the need for the kind of care Village Medical at Walgreens provides. 

“From keeping up with appointments to managing chronic conditions, new and current prescriptions and more, managing their healthcare can be overwhelming for patients,” said John Driscoll, executive vice president and president, U.S. Healthcare, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “With Walgreens and VillageMD’s combined expertise in pharmacy and primary care, patients have a convenient location in their community to get the right care, at the right time for positive, long-term health outcomes.”  

The practice’s physicians, advanced practice providers, and pharmacists are supported with high-tech tools, optimized electronic medical records and reduced administrative tasks, empowering them to focus on providing patient care and achieving positive health outcomes. 

VillageMD and Walgreens have Village Medical at Walgreens locations in markets across the country. In addition to the Chicago-area location, practices are open in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Georgia and Rhode Island.

Village Medical at Walgreens practices accept a wide range of health insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare in participating markets. Patients may access care and support through in-person, at-home and telehealth visits. Patients can learn more and book appointments by visiting  

https://www.villagemedical.com/locations. Elk Grove area residents can learn more about the providers and make an appointment here. 

To learn more about career opportunities at Village Medical, please visit the VillageMD careers page. 

For more information as well as multimedia assets, please visit the Walgreens Newsroom. 

 About Walgreens  
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. WBA’s purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation’s underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in communities nationwide. 

About VillageMD 
VillageMD provides high-quality, accessible healthcare services for individuals and communities across the United States, with primary, multi-specialty, and urgent care providers serving patients in traditional clinic settings, in patients’ homes and online appointments. Committed to serving all patients and working with all payers, VillageMD consistently innovates value-based care, bringing integrated applications, population insights and staffing expertise to its owned and affiliate practices, ensuring high-quality care, better patient outcomes and a reduction in the total cost of care. Through Village Medical, Village Medical at Home, Summit Health, CityMD and other practices, VillageMD serves millions of patients throughout their lives, wherever and whenever they need care. Its dedicated workforce of more than 20,000 operates from 700 practice locations in 26 markets. To learn more, please visit www.villageMD.com.  

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements. All statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those related to the timing and effectiveness of collaboration plans and implementation, the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the strategic partnership, competitive actions in the marketplace, and the ability to achieve anticipated financial and operating results in the amounts and at the times anticipated, as well as those described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.’s Form 10-K for its fiscal year ending August 31, 2021 and in other documents that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. files or furnishes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Each of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Walgreens and VillageMD do not undertake, and expressly disclaim, any duty or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise. 

Media Relations Contacts 

Walgreens PR Contact: 

Karen May 


VillageMD PR Contact:  

Molly Lynch