Walgreens has launched a new “digital marketplace” designed to guide patients to the best care setting (out of the 17 partners they’re working with, at least) for whatever their symptoms might be. The idea is to simplify the process of deciding whether an urgent care center, hospital emergency room, specialty provider—or a Walgreens health provider, of course—will be best suited to offer the patient the right level of care. Physician house calls are also possible outcomes. The company says Find Care Now has been downloaded 50 million times and has 5 million monthly users. It is accessible via the Walgreens website and mobile app.
Walgreens’ ‘Digital Marketplace’ Connects Patients and Providers—Including Urgent Care