Walgreens to offer community care on John Hopkins campus

June 27, 2013

Walgreens is partnering with Johns Hopkins Medicine to build a store adjacent to the hospital’s East Baltimore campus that will target students and staff and well as the surrounding community.

Walgreens is partnering with Johns Hopkins Medicine to build a store adjacent to the hospital’s East Baltimore campus that will target students and staff and well as the surrounding community.

The new store will be located at Science and Technology Park and is scheduled to open in November. It will feature a Take Care Clinic staffed by board-certified nurse practitioners. It will offer healthy food options and a full selection of other daily living products. 

“This is a significant next step in our relationship, leveraging the clinical expertise of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens expansive healthcare resources to create a retail hub for community-based care,” said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health, and wellness.

“Our pharmacy and Take Care Clinic will provide an environment for collaborative healthcare innovation, while also providing greater access to healthcare services for the Johns Hopkins community, students, employees, and patients. This new venture is another way in which we’re advancing community pharmacy to help more people get, stay, and live well,” he said,

The store will offer a number of services in collaboration with John Hopkins including student health services, chronic disease education and awareness programs, smoking cessation programs, HIV testing, and immunizations.

“These programs will provide a novel approach to population health and medical services,” said Patricia M.C. Brown, JD, president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare. “They will benefit not only Johns Hopkins employees and the surrounding community, but also form the level of healthcare collaboration that could serve as a national model.”

Johns Hopkins officials believe the collaboration with Walgreens will give the institution an even farther reach into the community, as its physicians will work with nurse practitioners at the Take Care Clinic, and will be available during clinic hours for consultation.

 “We will also use the lessons learned from this collaboration beyond our community, as Johns Hopkins Medicine continues to set the standard for medical education, research, and patient care on a national scale and around the world,” said Paul Rothman, MD, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.