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Walgreens Offering Free Blood Pressure Testing Daily Throughout May In Connection With Million Hearts Initiative And Fight Against Heart Disease

In addition to free blood pressure testing, Walgreens promoted diabetes health testing last November and has made a number of enhancements to its health testing platform to make Million Hearts resources available at more than 7,800 Walgreens stores nationwide, through Walgreens network of more than 26,000 pharmacists and other health care professionals.

Walgreens recently introduced a new online scheduling feature offering greater flexibility for those interested in appointments for health tests including: cholesterol, blood glucose, A1C, body composition or a bundled “wellness pack,” which includes all of the tests 1

All health testing services include a pharmacist or nurse practitioner consultation. The full range of health testing services is now offered daily at more than 2,000 Walgreens stores in 36 states, with services having recently been expanded to select stores in Georgia and Tennessee. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting www.walgreens.com/healthtests, tests are also available on a walk-in basis.

Health test results are not for diagnostic or treatment purposes and are not conclusive as to the absence or presence of any health condition. Recipients are encouraged to share test results with their primary care physician.

About Walgreens

As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2011 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens ( www.walgreens.com) vision is to become America’s first choice for health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 7,855 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.

1 Blood pressure tests are free for the month of May, all other tests fees and other restrictions apply, see pharmacy for details.

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