photo: CVS/Target
photo: CVS/Target

As CVS goes into 19 locations across Oregon, stretching from Portland down to Medford, there are several customers excited about it.

“As a military spouse I often find it frustrating to find a pharmacy that took the military insurance”, says Meagan Shamy of Mommy Travels. “At times I was left not being able to get the medicine that my child needed when I needed it. CVS putting in so many pharmacies throughout the state of Oregon is going to be a huge benefit to the military community“.

CVS has been a cornerstone pharmacy for most of the United States for many years, but was a definite void here in the Pacific Northwest. Now they have partnered with Target to make sure they reach consumers here and help get prescriptions filled with the convenience of Target as their anchor. This is important because there are many medical prescription insurance companies that simply weren’t accepted at many other pharmacies.

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Plus consumers now have the added convenience of the CVS Pharmacy App, which allows patients to request refills and check on prescriptions with the convenience of their smartphone. Features of the app include:

• Refill, transfer and manage prescriptions
• Access your prescription history
• Scan to refill and refill without signing in
• Find a CVS/pharmacy store and check hours
• Shop your weekly ad for deals and create a shopping list
• Access your CVS.com and ExtraCare accounts
• Send savings and rewards to card
• Create a mobile ExtraCare “card” that can be scanned at most registers and ExtraCare Coupon Centers
• Sign up to receive offer-filled emails
• Shop CVS.com on your app
• See MinuteClinic locations, services and accepted insurance
• Order photos for express pick up
• Make Rx pickups easier- with just one scan we’ll identify you and your prescriptions for pick up and your ExtraCare Card. No need to say name and date of birth out loud anymore. You can even sign on your phone to reduce back and forth at drive thru
• And much more!

“We’re excited to introduce our integrated pharmacy services and health care expertise to Target guests in Oregon,” said Tony Caskey, Area Vice President for CVS Pharmacy. “Our pharmacy care and clinic offerings, along with our innovative digital tools, will offer consumers expanded wellness options and increased access to care. We look forward to welcoming Target guests as our pharmacy patients.”

Tony Caskey, Area Vice President for CVS Pharmacy
Tony Caskey, Area Vice President for CVS Pharmacy (Photo: CVS/Target)

With the addition of 18 rebranded CVS Pharmacy in Target locations, the company now has its first presence in the state and is introducing Target guests to its suite of innovative pharmacy care services.

The CVS Pharmacy in Target locations in Oregon will soon offer the complete suite of services available at traditional CVS Pharmacy stores. Maintenance Choice, a program that lets CVS Caremark plan members choose to fill 90-day supplies of medications for chronic conditions either through mail service or at any CVS Pharmacy location, is now available in all pharmacies in Target. Pharmacy Advisor, a program in which CVS Caremark plan members diagnosed with chronic conditions receive face-to-face counseling when they choose to fill prescriptions at CVS Pharmacy or by phone when they choose mail service pharmacy, will be available by the end of 2016. Specialty Connect, a feature of CVS Specialty which gives patients the option to pick up their specialty prescriptions at any CVS Pharmacy, is also now available to patients at CVS Pharmacy in Target in Oregon.

“As we roll out the new CVS Pharmacy in Target stores, we are working closely with patients to make their transition to our services and programs as simple and seamless as possible,” added Caskey.

Patients at CVS Pharmacy in Target now have access to convenient and easy-to-use digital tools, such as the CVS Pharmacy app and CVS.com, to help them manage their prescriptions and stay on track with their medications. Patients who utilize CVS Pharmacy’s digital offerings are also able to scan their pill bottles to order refills of their prescriptions and receive medication reminders while benefiting from easier in-store pickup. CVS Pharmacy’s leading ExtraCare loyalty program and the opt-in ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards will allow patients to earn $5 in ExtraBucks Rewards for every 10 prescriptions filled. Patients can also earn rewards for the other things they do to stay healthy, like getting immunizations or choosing email refill reminders.

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CVS Pharmacy is committed to giving back to the communities where its colleagues live and work. The company has extended that commitment to Oregon with a $50,000 donation to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. The funding will benefit the hospital’s work to provide the best possible care to the children of Oregonand beyond.

“We are incredibly thankful to the CVS Pharmacy team for this generous gift that will provide hope and support to the patients and families of OHSU Doernbecher for many years to come,” said Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., physician-in-chief, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and professor and interim chair, Department of Pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine.

In December 2015, CVS Health acquired all Target pharmacies and retail clinics across 47 states. In addition, a CVS Pharmacy will be included in all new Target stores that offer pharmacy services and Target clinic locations will be rebranded as MinuteClinic over the next few months. The acquisition expands CVS Health’s pharmacy footprint by approximately 20 percent and its clinic footprint by about 8 percent. CVS Health now has a presence in every state.

To learn more about the Target pharmacy transition, customers can visit www.cvs.com/target

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