Aurora to operate retail clinics in eight Walgreens stores in eastern Wisconsin

Five of the clinics will be located in greater Milwaukee area

Walgreens. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
Walgreens. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Aurora Health Care will own and operate eight retail health clinics located within Walgreens stores throughout eastern Wisconsin, the organization announced Tuesday morning.

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Aurora will take over five existing Walgreens Healthcare Clinics and open three new retail clinics in spring 2017. The eight clinics will become part of the Aurora Health Care network and will each carry the name “Aurora QuickCare Clinic at Walgreens.”

Walgreens will continue operating its five existing clinics over the next few months until Aurora takes over.

“There is a growing need for convenient access to high quality and affordable health care services,” said Pat Carroll, MD, chief medical officer for Walgreens Healthcare Clinics. “By entering into new, innovative retail clinic collaborations with established community health systems like Aurora Health Care, we continue to help serve that need. Today, we welcome Aurora and its shared commitment to delivering to patients an exceptional and personalized continuum of care.”

Here are the Walgreens locations where Aurora will operate clinics:

  • 11270 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon
  • 2985 S. Chicago Ave., South Milwaukee
  • 10800 W. Capitol Drive, Wauwatosa
  • 6030 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee
  • 2205 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield
  • 950 S. Koeller St., Oshkosh
  • 2301 S. Oneida St., Ashwaubenon
  • 464 Cardinal Lane, Howard

The Aurora-run clinics will offer basic diagnosis for common health problems, such as the flu, bronchitis and minor rashes, and also conduct pregnancy tests, tuberculosis tests and sports physicals. The sites will be open seven days a week including evenings.

“At Aurora Health Care, we are constantly looking for ways to enhance access to care and make care more convenient, which is exactly what this new collaboration with Walgreens does,” said Jeffrey Bahr, MD, president-elect of Aurora Health Care Medical Group. “For those times when patients need quick, on-the-go care, we’re pleased to offer them access to Aurora’s high-quality, cost-efficient care with no appointment necessary, all inside a convenient neighborhood Walgreens.”

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Ben Stanley, former BizTimes Milwaukee reporter.

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