Walgreens to offer daily testing for cholesterol, blood glucose and A1C
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is expanding its scope of preventive healthcare services by offering daily testing for total cholesterol, blood glucose and A1C levels at more than 1,400 pharmacies across 33 states and Washington, D.C.
The drug store chain, which began offering scheduled testing days at select stores last December, said that the tests are available at select stores during pharmacy hours, with no appointment necessary, to customers ages 18 years and older. Each test also includes a free blood-pressure reading and personal consultation with a Walgreens pharmacist.
Walgreens pharmacists administer tests by fingerstick. Cost for testing is:
Total cholesterol and HDL: $30;
Blood glucose: $20;
A1C (for self-identified diabetics only): $35; and
Blood pressure: Free with every health test.
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 physicians, Walgreens said.
Locations offering these testing services can be found online by visiting Walgreens.com/FindAStore and checking the “health tests” box, or by calling (877) W-and-YOU (877-926-3968).
“Providing convenient, affordable access to health-testing services is an important part of our commitment to disease prevention and chronic care management,” said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness. “As the most accessible healthcare professionals, our pharmacists are spending more time with patients through consultations, immunizations, medication questions or concerns, health testing and other important services.”