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FORBES | UnitedHealth, Walgreens Partner To Put Urgent Care Next To Pharmacies

By Bruce Japsen, Contributor, Forbes

Feb 15, 2018 – A partnership between UnitedHealth Group’s MedExpress urgent care centers and Walgreens Boots Alliance to connect primary care with the corner drugstore has grown to 15 locations. For now, the effort between the Optum healthcare provider unit of the nation’s largest health insurer and the nation’s largest drugstore chain is a pilot project. But the venture is creating buzz among investors as rival pharmacy chain CVS Health has promised primary care pilots of its own after it completes its $69 billion acquisition of Aetna, the nation’s third-largest health insurer.

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SOURCE: https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2018/02/15/unitedhealth-walgreens-partner-to-put-urgent-care-next-to-pharmacies/amp/

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