HOUSTON- – Walgreens healthcare clinic locations in select markets will start offering testing services for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea and other conditions.
The service will be offered in Houston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tucson, Washington, D.C., and Wichita.
"Offering these new services in our healthcare clinics demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improving the comprehensive health and well being of our patients," said Pat Carrol, M.D., chief medical officer for Walgreens healthcare clinics.
Providers at Walgreens healthcare clinics in the Houston area can begin prescribing PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a medication protocol for people who do not have HIV to help proactively protect the against HIV infection.
Walgreens is also collaborating with localized health departments and localized AIDS service organizations to help provide free HIV testing as part of an ongoing effort to broaden the reach of HIV information and testing in non-traditional settings and to support local organizations outreach efforts.