Rexall to open medical clinics in pharmacies
February 10, 2021
VANCOUVER – Empower Clinics Inc., an integrated healthcare organization with medical centres, telemedicine platforms and diagnostic labs, has announced a partnership with Rexall Pharmacy Group to launch the first of multiple integrated healthcare centres within Rexall pharmacies. The rollout is to start in Ontario.
“Empower has a winning business model with immediate expansion plans throughout Greater Toronto, followed by Ontario and then nationwide with at least 30 clinics in rapid succession,” said Steven McAuley (pictured), chairman & CEO.
“This partnership with Rexall accelerates our nationwide healthcare expansion strategy, I look forward to bringing Six Sigma philosophies and continuous process improvements to our operations to ensure customers and our patients have access to our primary care and para-medical services for years to come.”
Rexall and Empower have identified numerous initial locations throughout Ontario, from Ottawa to London and around the Greater Toronto Area. The size of the locations can range from 1,500 to 4,000 square feet.
As each new location is agreed upon, key terms are outlined in a letter of intent and in the lease or sub-lease agreements with the first anticipated agreements February 2021.
Empower will be opening primary care, plus para-medical healthcare services in each of the locations, with a target of four to six Medical Doctors (MD) and four to six paramedical practitioners per location.
Primary care services include:
- Family physicians
- Walk-in physicians
- Tele-medicine and virtual care
Paramedical services include:
- Registered Massage Therapy
Given the anticipated expansion and penetration of Empower Clinics into the Canadian market, the Company intends to continue adding valuable specialized medical services to strengthen the quality of healthcare at each location that can include:
Empower is currently in advanced discussions with potential partners in each of these specialty areas and believes they hold the potential to add significant value to the operations of each healthcare centre, the company said.
Empower is an integrated healthcare company that provides body and mind wellness for patients through its healthcare centres, with digital and telemedicine care, and world-class medical diagnostics laboratories offering extensive COVID-19 testing. Supported by an experienced leadership team, Empower is aggressively growing its clinical and digital presence across North America. Our Health & Wellness and Diagnostics & Technology business units are positioned to positively impact the integrated health of our patients, while simultaneously providing long term value for our shareholders.