In recent years, South Florida has become the hub for the Brazilian community. In a partnership between the Consulate General of Brazil and Take Care Health Systems. With an estimated 300,000 Brazilians residing in the state, Brazilians who work and live in South Florida will have access to health care through an agreement between Take Care Health Systems, Walgreens, and the Consulate General of Brazil. Patients who are uninsured and have a Brazilian passport are eligible for health care options at any Take Care Clinic within the state, including nurse practioners visits and health test services.
Take Care Clinics are professional health care centers located at more than 360 select Walgreens drugstores across the country and offer walk-in and appointment availability. Board-certified family nurse practitioners and physician assistants treat patients 18 months and older for common illnesses, offer preventive services and are licensed to write prescriptions, when necessary, that can be filled at the patient’s pharmacy of choice. In Florida, there are 48 Take Care Clinics.
With overwelming support,“Take Care Clinics and Walgreens are committed to helping patients live well, stay well and get well and we are excited to work with the Consulate General of Brazil to help expand access to affordable health and wellness solutions,” said Walgreens Divisional Vice President Heather Helle.
In accordance with their partnership, “One of the greatest concerns of the Brazilian community in Florida is being able to access quality health services at affordable rates. The Consulate General of Brazil is very fortunate to be able announce this collaboration with Walgreens, which will greatly contribute to improve the quality of life for Brazilians living in Florida,” said Ambassador Hélio Vitor Ramos F., Consul General of Brazil in Miami.
Potential patients can talk to their consulate, call Take Care Health at 1-800-825-3227 or visit a Take Care Clinic for more information. Patients can also visit takecarehealth.com to schedule an appointment.