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Take Care extends walk-in clinic network in Philadelphia area

BY Antoinette Alexander

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has opened a retail-based clinic in the greater Philadelphia area.

The company now has 15 clinics in Pennsylvania, including three in the Philadelphia area and 12 in Pittsburgh, as well as two in New Jersey and one in Delaware.

“We are thrilled to now provide all individuals in the area in the same high-quality, affordable health care that nearly one million patients in cities nationwide have already embraced,” said Hal Rosenbluth, co-founder and chairman of Take Care Health Systems and president of Walgreens Health and Wellness division. “It is an honor to give back to this great city by expanding our health care model to more individuals and focusing on the growth of our headquarters in Conshohocken.”

Take Care currently manages 298 clinics in 25 markets and 17 states.

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CVS Caremark plans to open location in Tulsa area

BY Antoinette Alexander

TULSA, Okla. CVS Caremark is looking to enter the Tulsa market in 2009, according to a local news report.

The company currently has 34 pharmacy locations in the state, but none that operate in the Tulsa area. According to the report, the company will open two or three stores in that market.

According to the report, one of the stores will be located at the site of a former Bennigan’s restaurant at the northeast corner of 71st Street and Yale Avenue—one of the business intersections in south Tulsa. The current building will be torn down for construction of the pharmacy, which is expected to open in October.

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Humana expands MinuteClinic network for TRICARE customers

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Humana Military Healthcare Services, a subsidiary of Humana Inc., has added additional MinuteClinic locations for its TRICARE benefits customers.

Initially, MinuteClinic services were available to beneficiaries in select cities in Oklahoma and Texas beginning in October. Clinics are now available to beneficiaries in the following locations: Boca Raton/West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa in Florida; Atlanta, Ga.; Columbia, Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson, S.C.; and Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn.

“MinuteClinic has been a great addition to our provider network,” said Dave Baker, president of chief executive officer of HMHS. “We are pleased with the success of this relationship and the ability to expand this service to more beneficiaries in the South region.”

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