Walgreens, Johns Hopkins bringing expanded care to city with new store

BALTIMORE - Walgreens and Johns Hopkins have partnered to open a new pharmacy which will offer new health and wellness programs for students and staff along with residents of the surrounding community.

The new Walgreens, located at 900 N. Washington St. adjacent to the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus, is the pharmacy chain's first "Well Experience" store in the area.

 The store will offer health services, as well as healthy food options and a full selection of other daily living products. In addition to its pharmacy, the store will bring other health care resources to the community with a new Take Care Clinic, staffed by board-certified nurse practitioners, marking the first Walgreens in-store retail clinic in the state of Maryland.

Among the programs that will be housed at Walgreens are  chronic disease education and awareness programs,  smoking secession programs along with  HIV testing and immunizations.

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

"Our pharmacy and Take Care Clinic will provide an environment for collaborative health care innovation, while also providing greater access to health care 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."

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