Thursday, April 2, 2009
Unemployed and feeling puny--head for Walgreens
If you lost a job after March 31, you can get free care through 2009 at your nearest Walgreens in-store clinic. This applies only to adults, but spouses, domestic partners, and children also qualify if they don’t have insurance.
A catch? You have to already have gone to a Take Care clinic.
You have to be able to prove you are receiving or will get unemployment.
Once you find a new job, even if it does not come with insurance, you no longer qualify.
Quest Diagnostics will toss in some simple lab tests, too.
In the last three years, 1.25 million people have gone to the Take Care clinics. There are 330 in-store locations.
This seems pretty decent of Walgreens—I applaud it.
Of course--you do have to pay for the prescriptions. This is capitalism! (Still)