- Associated Press - Sunday, May 15, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The largest health system in Illinois is preparing to take over operations of more than 50 neighborhood health clinics located in Walgreens stores across the Chicago region.

Advocate Health Care and Walgreens announced the ownership change in January. A series of kickoff events to mark the new Advocate Clinics at Walgreens are planned for Wednesday.

The 56 clinics cover eight counties: Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will.

Patients at the walk-in clinics can receive physicals, vaccinations and travel immunizations, as well as treatment for common injuries and illnesses. Care is provided by nurse practitioners and medical assistants.

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