My family has gone through a lot in the past few years regarding health insurance, doctors and ongoing health – behavioral issues. Like most families right now, we have a tough time being able to schedule appointments during regular hours or being able to keep our kids from getting ill until the weekdays. Viruses, Allergies and ailments do not understand the meaning of ‘regular business hours’.
This is what brought me to looking into Walgreens’ new Healthcare Clinics. I love the idea that they were open in the evening hours until 7:30pm CST Monday-Friday and until 6pm CST on Saturday and Sunday; which is more than a regular physician offers. If there is an issue after hours at my son’s doctor, we have to call the after hours line and give them a full explanation, wait until the other person calls back and give them a full explanation, hope that the explanation leads to assistance and generally wind up in the ER with a bill hitting us for over $200. The option of being able to go to a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic, see a physician, and be able to be treated right then without the long ER waits and extra fees is wonderful. So I decided to visit Walgreens and see all the options available for families like mine.
First of all, to find a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic near you isn’t very difficult at all.
- Go to Walgreens.com
- Click on the Pharmacy & Health tab
- Scroll to Healthcare Clinic
- Choose Locations & Wait Times
You can also go to the Store Locator and it will tell you what options are available at the Walgreens stores near you or use the Walgreens Mobile App – Find a Clinic.
If you don’t want to go out to the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic yet and instead what to see what options are available online, you can do that as well. They showcase all their services, prices and treatments available.
This is a list of different treatments, if you choose one it will give details on how they treat it. I was looking up what they could do for back pain because it is one of my constant issues.
Once you are ready, you have the option to schedule an appointment online or walk-in (which also gives the option of scheduling during walk-in). I decided to visit and check out what was available. Here is a list of great options that Walgreens Healthcare Clinics offer for families!
Of course that is not the only options, those are just the ones I personally think are the most important for families, especially mine. You can see what our personal Walgreens Healthcare Clinic looks like inside by checking out my trip, but all of them are a little different and based on location.
The Walgreens Healthcare Clinic is also great for those of us that don’t have Primary Care Physicians. My husband is currently in-between his due to being on and off insurance for the last year, so I’m really glad that there is a place he can go! Overall I am extremely happy that they have created a Healthcare Clinic in a Pharmacy I already trust and I store that I frequent!