Assurant Health, Milwaukee, has announced that its health plan members can now receive in-network benefits at all Take Care Clinics, located at 322 Walgreens drugstores in 35 markets and 18 states. Take Care Clinics are walk-in, professional health care centers open seven days a week with extended evening and weekend hours.
Take Care Clinics are staffed by board-certified family nurse practitioners and physician assistants who diagnose and treat patients 18 months and older for common, non-emergency illnesses such as strep throat, ear and sinus infections, and poison ivy. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are licensed to write prescriptions that can be filled at the patient’s pharmacy of choice.
This new Assurant Health service is available through its agreement with Take Care Health Systems, the largest provider of convenient care clinics and worksite health and wellness centers in the country and a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG). With the addition of these clinics, Assurant Health customers with Individual Medical, Short Term Medical, and Real Choices Small Group plans will have access to more than 800 retail health clinics throughout the U.S.
At Take Care Clinics, patients pay their co-payment, coinsurance, or deductible amounts for covered services. Conveniently located at select Walgreens drugstores across the country, clinics provide care for individuals that fits their schedule and helps keep patients out of the emergency room for non-urgent conditions.
“This agreement is part of our continuing commitment to give our customers more choices and convenient access to affordable health care options,” said Scott Krienke, Senior Vice President, Product Lines, at Assurant Health.