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Take Care opens additional clinics in six states

BY Antoinette Alexander

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, opened on Monday six new clinics in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Arizona. The news came shortly after the clinic operator announced that it now has clinics in the greater Philadelphia region.

The clinics that opened their doors on Monday are located in Burlington, Ky.; Galloway, Ohio; Jeffersonville, Ind.; North Wales, Pa.; Oshkosh, Wis.; and Phoenix.

As reported earlier by Drug Store News, Take Care stated that it 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. The Take Care clinic in Deptford Township, N.J. is slated to open Dec. 9 and the clinic in Williamstown, N.J. will open in January.

With this latest round of openings, Take Care now has 302 clinics in 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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