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CVS Pharmacy Deploys Additional Pharmacy Resources to Impacted Communities Following Hurricane Harvey
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Mobile Pharmacy Unit Ready to Assist Patients at NRG Center in Houston
"Pop Up" Pharmacies to Serve Shelters in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), announced today that it is deploying emergency pharmacy resources and general assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. A mobile pharmacy unit has been set up outside the NRG Center in Houston, where evacuees are now able to pick up prescriptions, purchase over-the-counter medications and receive recommended vaccines. The mobile pharmacy will be in service from 8 am to 8 pm.
Additionally, CVS Pharmacy, in cooperation with the Texas Department of State Health Services, will provide pharmacy services to Texas residents who have been displaced by the Hurricane through "pop up" pharmacies that are being deployed at emergency shelters in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. "Pop up" pharmacies place pharmacists and pharmacy personnel at the shelters to counsel patients and facilitate the delivery of prescriptions from nearby pharmacies. Through this arrangement, CVS Pharmacy will be able to fill a one-time "emergency" prescription, up to a 30-day supply, for shelter residents who are displaced or without their medication.
These new actions follow a donation from the CVS Health Foundation announced earlier this week of $200,000 towards relief and recovery efforts, which includes $50,000 each to the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the American Red Cross, as well as $25,000 to Salvation Army, to aid the greater Houston area in supporting local residents as they begin the recovery and rebuilding process. The CVS Health Foundation will also match colleague donations up to $25,000.
In addition, CVS Health has donated more than $90,000 worth of in-kind products including personal hygiene, clean-up and over-the-counter items to area shelters and continues to work with shelters throughout Texas to support those displaced. CVS Health has also partnered with the American Red Cross to set up an easy way for customers looking to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts at https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/cvspharmacy-pub.
About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with over 9,700 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.
SOURCE CVS Pharmacy