Some pharmacies in Quad Cities Walgreens stores are closing to adjust to staffing shortages.

After Local 4 News received information about the possible closure of four Walgreens pharmacies in four different cities, we reached out to Kris Lathan with Walgreens corporate communications.

A sign outside Walgreens at 3601 16th Street in Moline on October 20, 2022. (Ryan Jaster, OurQuadCities.com)

On Thursday, Lathan contacted field teams about closures in the Quad Cities area.

“What we are seeing at some locations in the Quad Cities is consistent with what many other healthcare entities have been experiencing: staffing challenges due to the ongoing national labor shortage,” Lathan said in an email response.

Local 4 News confirmed signage indicating pharmacy closures will be taking place on November 17, 2022 in three locations so far.

On Thursday, we confirmed notifications at Walgreens locations at 3100 11th Street in Rock Island and 3601 16th Street in Moline.

In Rock Island, the sign said there was “no tentative reopen date,” while the Moline location said “temporarily,” but did not indicate how long the pharmacy would be closed.

The Rock Island location is redirecting customers to 2955 18th Avenue in Rock Island. The Moline pharmacy is redirecting customers to 4000 Avenue of the Cities in Moline.

On Friday, we confirmed the East Moline location at 301 30th Avenue will be sending prescriptions to 1301 Avenue of the Cities in East Moline.

Local 4 News is working to confirm any more.

“We continue to take steps to help mitigate these pressures,” Lathan continued. “However, there are some instances where we’ve had to adjust or reduce pharmacy operating hours as we work to balance staffing and resources in the market to best meet customer demand.”

Walgreens at 3601 16th Street in Moline on October 20, 2022. (Ryan Jaster, OurQuadCities.com)

In communities impacted by staffing shortages, Lathan said, “We adjust hours of operation with the goal of creating minimal disruption for customers and patients. In such instances, we will direct customers to other nearby Walgreens locations for prescription needs, care and support.”

Adjusted store hours are reflected on the store locator, which is updated throughout the day at //Walgreens.com/FindaStore and on the Walgreens mobile app, Lathan said. Customers who have questions about their medications can also talk to a Walgreens pharmacist using the Pharmacist Video Chat feature, which is also available 24/7 on the Walgreens mobile app and website.