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CVS Pharmacy Assisting Customers in Preparing for Hurricane Irma

September 06, 2017 | Community

Retailer is reminding patients to fill prescriptions in advance of the storm

Stores stocked with emergency supplies

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is reminding customers to fill their prescription medications in advance of Hurricane Irma. The retail pharmacy is making automated calls and sending mobile app and text alerts to patients who live in areas that are expected to be affected by the storm and who have opted in to CVS Pharmacy's automated notification programs. The alerts proactively remind patients to refill prescriptions before the severe weather hits.

"Prescription preparedness is one of the most important steps individuals and families can take in the lead up to potentially severe weather, and CVS Pharmacy is working to ensure that our patients have the medications they need in advance of the storm," said Kevin Hourican, Executive Vice President, Retail Pharmacy and Supply Chain for CVS Health.

In addition, CVS Pharmacy and CVS Caremark, CVS Health's pharmacy benefit management business, have activated a process that allows pharmacists to provide one-time emergency refills of a 10-day supply of medication for plan members in areas impacted in areas by Hurricane Irma.

CVS Pharmacy is also stocking stores with emergency items, such as bottled water, batteries, flashlights and first aid supplies. To find a CVS Pharmacy near you, visit the store locator at

CVS Pharmacy and the CVS Health Foundation are working with non-profit partners, first responders, elected officials and government agencies in impacted areas to identify the critical supplies and support they may need to help with relief and recovery efforts.

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 General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at


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