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Walgreens affiliated clinics to close all Las Vegas locations

Updated March 29, 2024 - 6:57 pm

The six VillageMD primary care clinics in Las Vegas are set to close next month as the clinics’ majority investor posted a multibillion-dollar loss.

The Las Vegas VillageMD clinics will end operations by April 30 and are part of the national closure of about 160 VillageMD locations, a VillageMD spokesperson said.

VillageMD’s majority investor is national pharmacy chain Walgreens, which posted a nearly $6 billion quarterly loss that was mostly from the drop in value of the clinics across the country.

A VillageMD spokesperson said the company decided to leave Las Vegas after “careful consideration and analysis.”

Walgreens CEO Tim Wentworth said during the company’s latest quarterly earnings call that VillageMD is prioritizing “density in their highest-opportunity markets” as the reason for the closures.

The valley locations are scattered across the region with four in Las Vegas and two in Henderson.

The VillageMD spokesperson declined to say how many patients and employees would be impacted by the closure of the valley locations.

No notice of a layoff has been filed with Nevada as of Thursday afternoon.

VillageMD is offering transition services to patients who will be affected by its departure and the company recommends:

— Patients can contact their insurance company to identify a new provider in their network, and Medicare patients should visit medicare.gov/care-compare/.

— Patients who need to transfer medical records to another doctor should visit villagemedical.com/medicalrecords.

— Patients who need a prescription refill before April 30 should visit a VillageMD location before they close.

— Patients with questions on the impact of VillageMD’s departure should call the company’s patient relations team at 888-505-3501.

Contact Sean Hemmersmeier at shemmersmeier@reviewjournal.com. Follow @seanhemmers34 on X. The Associated Press contributed to this report

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