Northwell, Walgreens sign five-year affiliation agreement

On Thursday Northwell Health announced that it has signed a five-year affiliation agreement with pharmacy chain Walgreens with the goal of improving population health and health equity.

Walgreens has become an in-network pharmacy provider for Northwell’s 76,000 employees. Starting Sept. 1 employees became able to fill prescriptions for nonspecialty medication at Walgreens locations, said Dr. Deb Salas-Lopez, senior vice president of community and population health for the New Hyde Park–based health system.

Northwell in turn began providing telehealth services via its emergency medicine and pediatric physicians on Walgreens’ Find Care platform. This is for conditions such as rashes and coughs, not for urgent or emergency care, Salas-Lopez noted.

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