Loblaw Companies Ltd. announced plans to open four additional locations in the coming weeks. The clinics will be located in traditionally underserviced areas of the province - Fort Saskatchewan, Brooks, Red Deer and Edson - and will offer a range of healthcare services to patients, including assessment and treatment of common ailments and injuries. Through their expanded scope of practice, pharmacists in Alberta can assess patients and prescribe medications for minor illnesses and injuries, administer vaccines and other medications by injection, support chronic disease management and order and receive lab results.
By making healthcare more accessible, pharmacist-led health clinics are one way Loblaw fulfills its purpose: Helping Canadians live life well. The clinics are part of the company's national network of healthcare professionals and infrastructure, offering a range of in-store and virtual health services to millions of Canadians each week.