New Online Service Helps TRICARE Members Easily Transfer Their Prescriptions to CVS/pharmacy

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Company pledges donation of up to a total of $50,000 to USO for every visit to www.cvs.com/tricare from January 1 - 31, 2012

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, which accepts nearly all Express Scripts insurance plans including TRICARE, has launched a new service on its CVS.com website to assist military service members, veterans and their families who need to transfer their prescriptions to a pharmacy that lets them continue using their TRICARE prescription insurance coverage.

At www.cvs.com/tricare, TRICARE members will find all of the information they need to easily transfer their prescriptions to one of CVS/pharmacy's conveniently located 7,300 pharmacies across the U.S. To help raise awareness of CVS/pharmacy's new webpage for TRICARE members, the Company will donate $3 to the USO for every person who visits www.cvs.com/tricare between January 1 and January 31, 2012, up to a total of $50,000. The money will help the USO continue to provide America's troops and their families with services and programs they need most.

"Throughout the year, the USO lifts the spirits of troops and their families. Our centers and programs offer them a touch of home and keep them connected to loved ones. This is what the USO is all about, but we could not do any of it without the support of generous donors and corporate partners like CVS/pharmacy," said USO SVP and Chief Development Officer Kelli Seely. "We couldn't be more appreciative for this campaign because it gives both our partner and the public a chance to give back to the men and women who give so much for our freedom."

"CVS/pharmacy is committed to helping TRICARE members on their path to better health, which is why we want to make it as easy as possible for members whose insurance may no longer be accepted at their current pharmacy to transfer their prescriptions to us," said Papatya Tankut, RPh, Vice President of Professional Pharmacy Services at CVS/pharmacy. "To help ensure that patients take their medications appropriately and safely, it is important that they have all their prescriptions filled at the same pharmacy. CVS/pharmacy can fill all existing and new prescriptions for TRICARE members."

CVS/pharmacy's prescription transfer process for TRICARE members or other patients covered by an Express Scripts plan who may need to transfer their prescriptions to continue using their insurance coverage is simple and convenient. Patients only need to provide the name of their medication(s), doctor's name, name and phone number of the pharmacy where the prescription was last filled, and the CVS/pharmacy location where the patients wants to pick up prescription(s). Transfers can be done by visiting or calling any CVS/pharmacy location or online at CVS.com.

 

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,300 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.

About the USO

The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide.  We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

For CVS/pharmacy
Mike DeAngelis
michael.deangelis@cvscaremark.com  
401.770.2645

For USO
Kenya Friend-Daniel
Kfriend-daniel@uso.org
703.908.6491

SOURCE CVS/pharmacy