If you are unemployed and seeking healthcare for a skin condition, then drugstore operator Walgreens and their Take Care Clinics may be able to help.

Walgreens launched a new plan whereby patients who lose their jobs and health insurance after March 31, 2009 will be able to obtain free treatment for certain conditions, including skin problems at selected Walgreens Pharmacy Locations which include the Take Care Clinics.

The care is available during certain hours only: Monday- Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm, and laboratory testing for specific conditions may also be provided for free by Quest Diagnostics. Normally, a patient would be expected to pay a fee starting at $59.00 for a visit, but with the new program, this cost will be waived for patients qualifying for the program.

The following Skin Conditions May be Diagnosed and Treated:

Acne, Athlete’s Foot, Cold Sores, Dry Skin, Impetigo, Itchy Skin, Poison Ivy/Poison Oak, Rashes, Ringworm, Scabies, Shingles Treatment,
Skin Infections, Sunburn, Tick/Insect Bites, and Wart Evaluation.

Prescription costs are not covered by the program.