A Super Reliable, Fast and Easy Solution for When You Literally Don’t Have Time to Get the Doctor + a $100 Giveaway

Walgreens Health Care clinics are great alternatives when you can't get to your regular doctor.


I’m so busy right now I feel like I don’t even have time to write this post! But the really crazy / alarming thing is, I’m drafting this at the tail end of a comparatively lazy, peaceful summer. I know I’m going to be even busier in the blink of an eye, once autumn is in full swing! My life as a working mom gets a jump-start into crazy town in the beginning of September, when Fashion Week coincides with Back to School, and from there life just seems to go faster and faster, barreling through into the holidays and right into the new year. AHHHHH! The one thing that we definitely NEVER have time for? GETTING SICK!

Alas, that’s pretty much the one thing that we have to make time for, whether we want to or not, right? However, though it’s inevitable that someone in my family will need to see a doctor a few times in the upcoming months, it’s not always possible to get to our regular healthcare professionals. I love my daughter’s pediatrician, and I have an excellent GP myself, but sometimes it’s just not possible to get in to see either of them when we need to, whether it’s because of their limited office hours or our jam-packed schedules. It’s important to have a really great, trustworthy alternative for when you need healthcare, but can’t get to your doctor’s office and you don’t need to visit the emergency room, right?

That’s why I was really happy to hear that all of Walgreens’ super accessible and handy Healthcare Clinics (available at select Walgreens locations) are staffed with licensed and board certified Nurse Practitioners (some of them are also staffed with physician assistants). I think of these Walgreens Healthcare Clinics as sort of “outposts” of our regular doctors’ offices, where we can get high quality, trusted, reliable care and medical advice when we really need it, not only when we’re able to schedule a Dr’s appointment.

Open 7 days a week with weekend and evening hours, Walgreens Healthcare Clinics take most forms of insurance, which is awesome. You can make an appointment, but YOU DON’T HAVE TO! Also, they’re great if you need to pop in for a quick, routine visit (say, if you or someone in your fam has a chronic condition that needs monitoring, like hypertension, diabetes, asthma or high cholesterol). They can write prescriptions, give back to school and sports physicals, and give vaccines right in the clinic. ALSO — so cool: You can go online and check the wait times of the clinic nearest you!

For regular health check-ins, click here to find a Walgreens Healthcare clinic near you.

Annnnnd to support awareness of this great resource … we have a $100 gift card to give away! To enter to win, just answer this question in the comments below: “When would you use the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic?”

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97 thoughts on “A Super Reliable, Fast and Easy Solution for When You Literally Don’t Have Time to Get the Doctor + a $100 Giveaway

  1. Kayte CookWatts says:

    I think it would be cool to be able to get my boyfriend's BP checked more frequently than just during his doctor visits- and we live pretty close to Walgreens.

  2. @hminnesota says:

    When my daughter comes back with more cough than normal because of her asthma.

  3. Kelly D says:

    I would use the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic when my kids get a sinus infection or strep throat during the school year. .

  4. Debra C says:

    When I can't get in to see regular doctor.

  5. Mami2jcn says:

    I would use it on the weekends when the pediatrician's office is closed.

  6. Elena says:

    When I get cold or flu on weekend

  7. claudia says:

    I would use the walgreens clinic when going to my clinic to see my doctor is too far from home and my illness can be prescibed with walgreens clinic. Thank you for the chance to win!

  8. Lisa Brown says:

    I would use the clinic when my seasonal allergies start in.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  9. Lisa Brown says:

    tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/375210865
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  10. Cassandra says:

    I would use the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic when I am away from home and can't make it to my regular doctor if something happens or if I come down with something

  11. Cynthia C says:

    It would be a good place to get cholesterol screenings and monitor blood pressure.

  12. Amy says:

    I would use it to get a flu shot!

    Thanks for the chance.

  13. steff says:

    to get my booster shots!

  14. wild orchid says:

    I would use it to get my flu shot for sure!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  15. Jennie Blagg says:

    I would go to a Walgreen's clinic this year for a flu shot for my daughter and myself. We cannot afford to see a Dr. right now and I don't want us to get sick.

  16. carrie obrien says:

    Blood pressure and cold vs. flu

  17. Anna Pry says:

    i could have used the clinic recently when my daughter got a mysterious rash after her Dr’s office had closed for the day


  18. Kathryn says:

    I'm new to town and don't have a regular doctor so the clinic would be where I go if illness struck.

  19. Susan Smith says:

    I would use Walgreens Healthcare Clinic to get flu shots, school physical or when I get sick on weekends and my doctor’s office is closed.

  20. I’d use it when we are on vacation and not near any of our regular doctors.

    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  21. Madeline says:

    I think I'd mainly use if for the flu shot or if I needed to see the doctor but had trouble getting an appt. without taking off from work.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

  22. tcarolinep says:

    I could use convenient healthcare when something comes up such as seasonal allergy and needed immediate attention.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  23. rachel says:

    If we were traveling and had allergies or a cold that was nasty

  24. tina m says:

    I use Walgreens Healthcare to get flu shots and allergy medicine

  25. @shopgrl76 says:

    I've been there once.They are not equipped to handle most problems.When I last visited they turned me away and just said exactly "you have a summer cold,there's nothing I can do for you so you can always go to urgent care if you need to but I can't do anything for you,xrays etc.Really letdown that doctors on staff aren't More knowledgeable in my area!I've been sick for 2 weeks now.What exactly is a summer cold,I guess it's their way of saying that haven't any clue.If it was October I would have had a fall cold I guess.In December it would be a "winter cold"Perhaps!?!?I would love to win a gift card it would help with all the over the counter medicines I had to buy.I Truly love the idea of having clinics available I just wish staff was more equipped to handle different health problems.

  26. @shopgrl76 says:

    When I can't make a long drive to my regular doctor or if he isn't in the office the day I really feel bad.

  27. @Leohauoli says:

    I would use the Walgreen clinic when my children are feeling under the weather on weekends.

  28. neiddy says:

    I would go to the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic for my boys sports physicals

  29. Elizabeth says:

    I would love this for when someone is sick/feverish after hours. Going to our local ER is always a long wait.

  30. Byoo says:

    This would be a great place to get a flu shot!

  31. Heather says:

    Definitely for the flu shot!

  32. Erika says:

    I would love to use it for flu shots, and when my family gets those little bugs that go around this time of year.


  33. d schmidt says:

    I think I would use it when away from home, when it’s not really an emergency and I need advice and for flu shots.

  34. Kerry says:

    It would be great when you know you just have a simple illness that only needs a prescription – I’m thinking pink eye, we’re there!

  35. Janice Cooper says:

    I would use the for flu shots or advise on a bump or bruise

  36. Marcia Goss says:

    I would use this when it's time for a flu shot.

  37. Nicole Larsen says:

    I would use it for the flu shot and also on the weekends for colds when regular doctors aren't open!

  38. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would use it when I needed my flu shot and when I got sick on off hours.

  39. Robin Wilson says:

    I would use it when it was not urgent and I can't get into the doctor. I also just used it while waiting on a Rx and got my flu shot!


  40. Amy Tong says:

    For anything too minor for urgent care,I can always use convenient healthcare. The Dr. office for my kids always have a long wait and we always have to schedule an appointment for a few weeks out. That doesn’t work out for colds and flu at all.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  41. Debbie B says:

    it would be great for flu shots and on evenings or weekends when we can't see our regular doctor

  42. Harmony B says:

    I would go when I get my random sinus infections, would be very convenient.

  43. Harmony B says:

    I’d use it when I get a random sinus infection, I never get myself to the doctors

  44. Betty C says:

    We can get the flu shots but the services aren't available here. I'd love to skip the long waits for doctor appointments.

  45. maria cantu says:

    I would use it late nights or weekends.

  46. Erica Best says:

    when me or my family get sick

  47. S.K. says:

    I use it for when we have colds or the flu.

  48. ewhatley says:

    flu shot and check blood pressure

  49. meredith says:

    When we are traveling

  50. WWillows6 says:

    Walgreen Clinics would be great for any possible sports injuries that are not serious enough to go to the ER that my children might ever receive during an evening or weekend game.

    Lisa Garner
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  51. Ellie W says:

    I would go for flu shots, other immunizations, and sore throat or UTI visits.

  52. April says:

    I could see myself using the Walgreen's clinic when I can't get a doctor's appointment soon enough for minor illnesses. Sometimes it takes forever to get an appointment at the doctor's office.

  53. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    To get a flu shot!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  54. Angie Lilly says:

    I would use it when I am unable to get into see my regular doctor or the urgent care is too crowded!

  55. Tabathia B says:

    I would use to update my flu shots

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  56. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would use it to get a flu shot.

  57. slehan says:

    I'll use the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic that's 3 blocks from my house to get a flu shot.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  58. Mari says:

    I’d use the clinic to check my blood pressure and to monitor my skin condition. It would be convenient during cold season as well.
    runningmatey at Hotmail dot com

  59. Whitney says:

    I would use the Walgreens healthcare center for flu shots for sure!

  60. Michelle S says:

    I would use them for common illnesses, as well as small accidents. I'd much rather go there than sit around in a packed doctor's office!

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