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Thursday, April 02, 2009
Free medical care for uninsured and unemployed
For people who are unemployed or uninsured, Walgreens is offering some lifeline by offering free tests and routine treatment for minor ailments through its walk-in clinics. The service is expected to be free till Dec 31, 2009 and patients will still pay for prescriptions.
Walgreens said patients who lose their job and health insurance after March 31 will be able to get free treatment at its in-store Take Care clinics for respiratory problems, allergies, infections and skin conditions, among other ailments. Typically those treatments cost $59 or more for patients with no insurance.
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Free services will be offered only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walgreens said it will not offer free checkups, vaccinations or other injections because it is focusing on providing services patients might otherwise get at an urgent-care center or even an emergency room.

Patients must present proof they are unemployed, including a federal or state unemployment determination letter and an unemployment check stub. They will have to sign a form at the clinic saying they have lost their jobs and health benefits. If they find a new job or get new health insurance, they will no longer be eligible for free care.

Spouses and children are also eligible for free services if they don't have insurance of their own.
For details, see:

Yahoo: Walgreens giving free care to jobless and uninsured
posted by Ruby @ 9:15 AM  
1 Comments:
  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger Jerry said…

    That is really decent and kind of Walgreen's to do that. With so many people out of work and with no insurance I'm sure it is much appreciated. I hope it inspires others to follow their lead.
    Jerry

     
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