Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Free Health Care for the Unemployed and Uninsured

Walgreens has started a program which provides free health care from their in-store Take Care clinics. This program will continue throughout 2009. This program is for people who have lost their jobs and their health insurance. The clinic will provide routine care and tests for minor health problems, but it does not include free checkups or vaccinations. Quest Diagnostics will be contributing to the program by offering some free tests, including strep throat tests. However, the prescriptions will not be free. More information can be found in this news article.

The free care will be available only from 11am until 3pm, Monday through Friday, at the Walgreens Clinics. The patient will need to show proof of job loss - such as an unemployment check stub and also fill out paperwork stating that they do not have any health insurance. The children and spouse of the unemployed person can also be eligible for free care. To find out more details about this program, you can call the main number for the "Take Care Clinics": 1-866-825-3227.

There are several Walgreens Take Care Clinics in Pasco County, FL. These clinics are in 35 markets throughout the country. You can search for your local Take Care Clinics on this search page.

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