On March 18, KentuckyOne Health and Walgreens announced a clinical collaboration agreement that will provide coordinated and expanded health care services, while improving access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care for patients in the Louisville and southern Indiana area.
KentuckyOne Health will work with Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens to expand the level of care and handle serious, non-emergent conditions outside of the clinics’ scope of practice. The collaboration will also offer the ability to help manage the treatment of chronic diseases.
While Healthcare Clinics and KentuckyOne Express Care strongly encourage all patients to have a designated primary care physician and medical home for ongoing needs, the collaboration will provide patients access to quality care seven days a week. The collaboration will include direct communication between Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners and KentuckyOne Health physicians to facilitate care coordination and sharing of patient information.
“This collaboration extends quality care directly into our communities to provide greater access for patients,” said Ruth W. Brinkley, president/CEO, KentuckyOne Health. “As part of our mission to provide convenient access to care, we believe our communities will benefit from this type of collaborative model as we expand our outreach to Healthcare Clinics at Walgreens.”
With the Affordable Care Act expected to bring millions of new patients into the health care system, the relationship aims to help address some of the needs and challenges facing both patients and health care providers.
“With the health care system today facing myriad challenges, Healthcare Clinics can play an important role in enhancing patient access to quality, convenient and affordable care,” said Alan E. London, chief medical officer, Consumer Solutions Group, Walgreens. “Working with a highly integrated health system such as KentuckyOne Health offers an ideal opportunity to further coordinate patient care in the community. We look forward to working together to help more patients get, stay and live well.”
Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens-area locations partnering with KentuckyOne include:
- 2021 Hikes Ln., Louisville, KY
- 2360 Stonybrook Dr., Louisville, KY
- 4240 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY
- 5201 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY
- 5100 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY
- 12101 Shelbyville Rd., Middletown, KY
- 220 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., Clarksville, IN
- 2811 Holmans Ln., Jeffersonville, IN
- 934 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN
- 1716 Highway 337 NW, Corydon, IN
KentuckyOne Health plans to expand this type of service to central and eastern Kentucky in the future.