Will making primary health care available at local pharmacies and other retail locations be good for Rhode Island?

EARLY PROTECTION: Mary Norwalk gets her flu shot from Matt Lefebvre, pharmacy manager at the CVS store on Hope Street in Providence, while Art Norwalk, Mary’s husband, looks on. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
CVS HEALTH CORP. plans to establish up to 350 primary care centers across the country by the end of 2024. Above: Mary Norwalk gets her flu shot from Matt Lefebvre, pharmacy manager at the CVS store on Hope Street in Providence, while Art Norwalk, Mary’s husband, looks on./ PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
Woonsocket-based CVS Health Corp. recently announced plans to establish up to 350 primary care centers across the country by the end of 2024. Each of the centers would be staffed by two care teams, which consist of a doctor and two advanced practice nurses. Rhode Island has the most primary care physicians per capita of…

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