Flu vs. COVID-19

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When DawnName changed to protect patient privacy., a health care provider from Maine, felt the familiar tickle in her throat along with congestion, she thought it was seasonal allergies. When her condition became worse, she decided to get tested for COVID-19, which shares similar symptoms. Waiting for the result was not only stressful, but also delayed her ability to find out what she had and how to treat it. 

“The waiting is so anxiety-provoking,” says Dawn. “Do I have it? Do I not have it? Once you know what you’re dealing with, you can figure out what to do next.” As it turned out, Dawn discovered she did have COVID-19.

COVID-19, influenza, strep throat, seasonal allergies and even wildfire smoke cause similar symptoms, such as a sore throat, runny nose, headache or cough — but have very different treatments and isolation requirements. A person with COVID-19, for example, must isolate for 10 days, while patients with strep throat are not considered infectious after 24 hours on antibiotics.

Angela Patterson, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer at MinuteClinic, says a quick and accurate diagnosis is critical for improving health outcomes, avoiding unnecessary isolations and getting people back to work and school.

That’s why as cases skyrocket, CVS Health is expanding its nationwide COVID-19 testing services to offer rapid-result tests at nearly 1,000 sites by the end of the year. Results can be provided within 30 minutes or less. Since March, CVS Health has administered eight million COVID-19 tests at 4,000 drive-thru locations and has expanded testing to include children ages 10 and up.

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New Rapid-Result test kiosks keep patients and CVS Health staff safe.

“Patients with concerns about being COVID-19 positive — and who are COVID-19 positive — can more quickly get that diagnosis so that they can more quickly receive the appropriate treatment,” says Angela. “It’s also about minimizing community spread so that patients have the information to protect and care for themselves and protect their loved ones.”

Symptomatic patients who test negative for COVID-19 at a CVS Health testing site can also visit an on-site MinuteClinic to get tested for other highly contagious illnesses, like flu or strep throat. 

And, if you're healthy and haven't gotten a flu shot yet, it's not too late to get one. Angela reminds us that patients who contract both COVID-19 and the flu are at risk for increased complications. “It’s critical that everyone who is able to receive the vaccine is vaccinated against the flu this year, especially those who are at high risk.”

COVID-19, infuenza and seasonal allergy symptoms

COVID-19, influenza and seasonal allergies share common symptoms, which makes a quick and accurate diagnosis critical for improving health outcomes and recovery times.

Commmon symptoms of COVID-19, flu and seasonal allergies:

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

Seasonal allergies do not usually cause shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unless a person has a respiratory condition like asthma that can be triggered by pollen exposure.

Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020

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CVS Health reminds everyone there is still time to get a flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week

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Flu shots available seven days a week at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is reminding everyone that it's not too late to get a flu shot, as the country marks National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 6 12). The flu shot is the most effective way to protect against the flu and is an important step individuals and families can take to help safeguard the overall health of the community and minimize the impact on health care resources, as the United States continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We have seen more patients than ever get their flu shot this season but know that there are still individuals that have not yet received their vaccination and are planning to," said Jon Roberts, Chief Operating Officer, CVS Health. "CVS Health is prepared to administer 20 million flu shots this flu season and we encourage everyone to make a plan to be immunized before the end of the year."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention established National Influenza Immunization Week in 2005 to highlight the importance of continued vaccination through the holiday season and into the New Year when flu activity is typically at its peak. Flu shots are available at the nearly 10,000 CVS Pharmacy and approximately 1,100 MinuteClinic locations across the country. Both CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic, the retail health clinic of CVS Health inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores, offer convenient options for people to get their flu shot, seven days a week with expanded evening and weekend hours.

"The effects of COVID-19 are unprecedented factors this cold and flu season. Health care providers are busy meeting pandemic-related demands, and that's likely to get worse as we head into the winter months so it's important that we reduce the number of cold and flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations as much as possible to preserve our health care resources," said Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer, MinuteClinic.

"This begins with getting your annual flu vaccination," added Patterson. "It's also important to remember that the same things that can help slow the spread of COVID-19 washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, wearing a face covering and avoiding crowds are also important actions in reducing transmission of the flu."

This year, CVS Health is taking additional steps to help patients and colleagues feel safe during the entire immunization process. All patients must wear a face covering and will have their temperature taken prior to immunization. Pharmacists and MinuteClinic providers administering vaccines are wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) and observing enhanced cleaning protocols.

For patients that do fall ill this season, CVS Health recommends talking with their health care provider as soon as symptoms develop. The company is currently managing more than 4,300 COVID-19 testing locations, up to 1,000 of which will provide rapid-result testing. Rapid-result testing also enables symptomatic patients who test negative for COVID-19 to access testing and care for influenza and other seasonal illnesses at MinuteClinic.

For more information about COVID-19 testing, or to make a flu shot appointment, please visit cvs.com. Patients can also walk-in for an immunization at MinuteClinic and CVS Pharmacy locations.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a different kind of health care company. We are a diversified health services company with nearly 300,000 employees united around a common purpose of helping people on their path to better health. In an increasingly connected and digital world, we are meeting people wherever they are and changing health care to meet their needs. Built on a foundation of unmatched community presence, our diversified model engages one in three Americans each year. From our innovative new services at HealthHUB locations, to transformative programs that help manage chronic conditions, we are making health care more accessible, more affordable and simply better. Learn more about how we're transforming health at www.cvshealth.com.

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Longs Drugs debuts HealthHUB experience to serve Hawaii

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Three HealthHUB locations will help make chronic disease management and overall health and wellness more simple, convenient and affordable

As COVID-19 continues to impact the state, new HealthHUBs broaden access to care in person and virtually

HONOLULU — Longs Drugs and its parent company CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today held a community grand opening ceremony and blessing to debut HealthHUB, a new store format at three store locations in Hawaii. The innovative health care experience enables individuals and families to access health care that is more accessible, affordable and simply better.

Following the ceremony, which included traditional Hawaiian and Chinese blessings, CVS Health committed to a second year of funding to Aloha United Way in support of Hawaii's efforts to meet the health needs of Oahu's homeless population. The $25,000 grant will bolster Hawaii Homeless Healthcare Hui's (H4) plans to build a permanent, comprehensive service facility in Iwilei to better provide its medical services.

The new HealthHUB locations will continue to offer products specifically procured for the people of Hawaii, and feature a broader range of connected health care services to help patients better manage chronic conditions; more products and services focused on overall health and wellness; and trusted advice and personalized care that can be accessed virtually and with the ease of walking into the following Longs Drugs:

  • Longs Drugs, 45 480 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe, HI 96744

  • Longs Drugs, 98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea, HI 96701

  • Longs Drugs, 925 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786

"We're delivering real change to the health care system, and that is the focus of our new HealthHUB locations across the state," said Scott Sutton, Region Director for Longs Drugs in Hawaii. "Customers tell us they want local access to convenient, personalized and integrated health care. Our HealthHUBs do just that elevating the store and our digital touchpoints into a seamless, community-based health care offering that complements the patient-doctor relationship and provides consumers with accessible and knowledgeable experts they trust, in order to coordinate a better health care experience at a lower cost."

CVS Health began piloting HealthHUBs in 2018 to overwhelming customer satisfaction. The introduction of HealthHUB in Hawaii is part of the company's strategy to scale the program nationally and comes at a critical time when the country is addressing a global pandemic.

"As COVID-19 continues to impact Hawaii and communities across the country, many Americans have delayed visiting a doctor for routine care, a decision that can have serious, long-term consequences," continued Sutton. "The addition of HealthHUBs across the state means the community now has convenient locations for health and wellness checks, immunizations, treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, screening for chronic conditions, and much more."

For many Americans, health care can be difficult to navigate. During the COVID-19 pandemic, and at a time when chronic disease continues to grow in prevalence and impact in the U.S., patients are facing complexities and fragmentation when seeking the right care. Today, one in two Americans has at least one chronic illness, with data showing that close to $500 billion of the costs associated with chronic disease are avoidable.http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/sites/default/files/TL221_final.pdf  What's more, nine out of 10 (91%) patients say they need more help with chronic disease management.https://cvshealth.com/sites/default/files/cvs-health-improving-chronic-disease-care-and-outcomes.pdf

CVS Health created HealthHUBs to help people manage chronic conditions more conveniently and affordably by improving the overall patient experience and featuring a wide array of accessible health and wellness products, clinical services and expertise.

The HealthHUB locations inside Longs Drugs feature an on-site Care Concierge team focused on customer engagement, including educating customers about new service offerings, helping them navigate in-store services, and connecting them to a team of health care providers. Among the key features incorporated in a HealthHUB include:

Greater selection of health and wellness products

  • Shop hundreds of products such as health devices that sync to your mobile phone, aromatherapy, fitness essentials, durable medical equipment, sleep apnea products and more.

  • Learning table for customers to explore health and wellness apps and shop our expanded assortment of products on CVS.com.

More personalized support at the pharmacy

  • Education and counseling for patients with chronic conditions, helping to create personalized plans that enable better health outcomes and reduces medical costs.

  • Pharmacist-led diabetes counseling and smart device coaching for select blood glucose monitors.

  • Smoking cessation plans for patients and caregivers to help patients quit smoking.

Expanded services at MinuteClinic

  • Continued convenient access to services for minor illnesses and injuries, as well as immunizations, wellness and health checks.

  • Screening, treatment and monitoring for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

  • End-to-end sleep apnea solution, including sleep assessment by an independent third-party provider.

  • Suite of services to help manage common health conditions for young adults.

  • Phlebotomy services in conjunction with a MinuteClinic visit.

"We are pleased that Longs Drugs at Windward City Shopping Center now offers the vital and convenient services of the new HealthHUB," said Sarah A. Mandeville (S), Property Manager of Windward City Shopping Center. "The investment made to bring this innovative resource to our Windward Oahu location demonstrates the continued commitment of Longs Drugs and CVS Health to this special community."

CVS Health operates 500 HealthHUB locations in 29 states, with plans to have 600 operational by the end of the year. The company is on track to bring its HealthHUB experience to 1500 stores by the end of 2021.

Visit our website to learn more about products and services available through our HealthHUB locations. For downloadable photos and videos available for media use, visit our HealthHUB Media Gallery.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a different kind of health care company. We are a diversified health services company with nearly 300,000 employees united around a common purpose of helping people on their path to better health. In an increasingly connected and digital world, we are meeting people wherever they are and changing health care to meet their needs. Built on a foundation of unmatched community presence, our diversified model engages one in three Americans each year. From our innovative new services at HealthHUB locations, to transformative programs that help manage chronic conditions, we are making health care more accessible, more affordable and simply better. Learn more about how we're transforming health at www.cvshealth.com.

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Preparing for this year’s flu season

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COVID-19 is continuing to affect communities across the country, and yet, we have another potentially harmful virus to worry about – the flu.

Health care providers are busy meeting pandemic-related demands, including COVID-19 testing occurring at medical offices and drive-thru locations like CVS Pharmacy stores. In addition, America’s emergency rooms and critical care units are stressed with caring for COVID-19 patients, and that’s likely to get worse as we head into the winter months. Because of this, it’s crucial that we reduce the number of cold and flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations as much as possible to preserve our much-needed health care resources.

The good news is, there are simple things we can all do to help protect ourselves from the flu and boost our immunity during the fall and winter months. This begins with getting your annual flu vaccination. If you have not yet received your flu shot, it’s important that you get vaccinated right away.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps to promotes your ability to fight off seasonal illnesses like influenza, pneumonia and the common cold. Improving your diet, expanding your exercise routine and getting plenty of rest are all important ways to keep up your immunity.

Eating a well-balanced diet that includes foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals is also important, including fruits and vegetables. It is also important to maintain a healthy weight as being obesity puts people at risk for many other serious chronic diseases and increases the risk of severe illness from the flu. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/highrisk/index.htm.

Now more than ever it is important to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Stay home if you feel ill and try to avoid large crowds. The same things that can help slow the spread of COVID-19 are also important actions in reducing transmission of the flu, as well.

Most flu vaccinations available – including the primary vaccine provided at MinuteClinic and CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide – are the quadrivalent vaccine, which protects against four different flu strains – two types of influenza A and two types of influenza B.  Some other flu vaccines protect against three or two strains of the flu. For those 65+, the high-dose version of the quadrivalent influenza vaccine is recommended because it produces more than 4x the antigens to fight off the virus. Those 65+ should also receive a pneumonia vaccine, if they have not done so recently.

Learn more about how CVS Health is making flu shots safe and convenient, or make an appointment to get a flu shot.

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Building patient engagement by connecting local communities to a cohesive health care network

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Leaders and consumers across the country are speaking out about the ways the pandemic has highlighted failures in health care. But health care was broken long before COVID-19, and millions suffer as a result of the industry’s failure to meet and respond to the needs of individuals and patients: according to the CDC, 60% of Americans live with one or more chronic condition. We are seeing the consequences of this failure play out in real time. 

The need to reimagine health care is urgent, and CVS Health is in the proper position to tackle the challenge. In our mission to help people on their path to better health, we understand that health and wellness is a very personal journey, and we are creating a more connected network of support to respond to individuals’ immediate and chronic health care concerns. 

Our unique and extensive health care experience is transforming the industry. Unlike traditional health care companies, CVS Health is embedded in communities, often a routine part of daily life. We work to know our customers personally — their challenges, common questions, needs, and aspirations. Sitting at the intersection of institutional health care and personal, daily life, CVS Health has unique insight into the health of local communities as well as the gaps in the patient experience. As a result, our approach to health care is holistic, accessible, responsive, and highly personalized.

By combining the data, services, and capabilities of our providers, health plans, community partners, health technology, and pharmacists, we unlock new avenues for proactive, preventive, and personalized care. In our model, new and meaningful channels for health care offer individualized, daily support. Our HealthHUB® locations provide an example of this approach, representing a new, critical health care channel for communities.

Launched in 2018, HealthHUB locations combine expanded in-store clinical services, upgraded virtual care and telehealth, personalized guidance, and individual pharmacy recommendations with community resources, offering a supportive network that addresses both the clinical and social determinants of health. At a HealthHUB location, every customer is seen and treated as a unique individual, and personalized guidance is customized to each person’s schedule, budget, and needs. 

The personalized in-store HealthHUB experience is coupled with integrated care management and health plan benefits optimization, resulting in continuous support, regardless of whether an individual is in-store or at home. The resources available through a HealthHUB mean that patients can access everything they need to manage their health whenever and wherever is right for them, keeping them on track with care plans and offering new resources for support. This is especially powerful for those managing the arduous daily demands of one or more chronic conditions.

By offering a patient-centered engagement model for care, our HealthHUB locations can improve individual health outcomes, leading to the successful management of chronic conditions, fewer out-of-pocket costs, and avoided medical procedures and emergency services. Ultimately, these individual successes have an aggregate effect, uplifting the health of entire communities. In this way, CVS Health is helping individuals, families, and communities stem the tide of preventable and reversible chronic conditions. 

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Flu shots now available at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic

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Two-thirds of Americans say they plan to get a flu shot this year, with 54 percent planning on getting their vaccine earlier than last year

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — With the ongoing health impacts of COVID-19 on local communities, CVS Health is reminding the public that it is more important than ever to stay current with vaccinations and other routine health care needs. By getting a flu shot this fall and taking other proactive measures to improve general health and immunity, individuals and families can protect themselves against seasonal flu, help safeguard the overall health of the community and minimize the impact on health care resources.

According to a survey commissioned by CVS Health"Flu Intention" Survey, commissioned by CVS Health in July 2020. and conducted among a general population of U.S. consumers, the impact of COVID-19 is significantly influencing individuals' likelihood to get a flu shot this season. Results have shown that consumers' intention to get vaccinated has been increasing month over month, with 66 percent of those surveyed in July saying they definitely or likely will get a flu shot this season, compared to 34 percent of those surveyed in January 2020. In addition, 54 percent of consumers surveyed indicated that they plan to get their immunization earlier than last year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals make plans to get vaccinated early in the fall, before flu season begins, and ideally no later than the end of October.

"We know our patients and customers are doing everything they can to keep their families as healthy as possible, while minimizing potential exposure to the flu and COVID-19," said Jon Roberts, Chief Operating Officer, CVS Health. "Because it can take two weeks for the vaccine to build immunity, we encourage all of our patients to get their shot in September or early October, before flu season peaks."

Flu shots are now available at the nearly 10,000 CVS Pharmacy and approximately 1,100 MinuteClinic locations across the country. Both CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic, the retail health clinic of CVS Health inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores, offer convenient options for people of all ages to get their flu shot, seven days a week with expanded evening and weekend hours.

"Getting your flu shot is a great way to be proactive about your health and the health of your community this year," said Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer, MinuteClinic and Vice President, CVS Health. "It protects both the individual and those around them who may be more vulnerable to serious complications from the flu, such as infants and young children, older adults, and people with certain chronic health conditions."

This year, the company is taking additional steps to help patients and colleagues feel safe during the entire immunization process. All patients must wear a face covering and will have their temperature taken prior to the immunization. Pharmacists and MinuteClinic providers administering vaccines will wear personal protection equipment (PPE) and will observe enhanced cleaning protocols.

Patients may schedule an immunization appointment with a MinuteClinic provider at MinuteClinic.com, or check the website to see if walk-in appointments are available in their area. Walk-in appointments are also welcome at CVS Pharmacy throughout flu season.

Starting in September, CVS Pharmacy patients will also be able to make vaccination appointments with a pharmacist by visiting CVS.com, the CVS app, or by texting FLU to 287898. They also will be able to complete a digital intake form prior to their visit to limit in-person contact at the time of vaccination.

In addition, and for a limited time while supplies last in participating states, customers will receive a $5 off $20 shopping pass when they get a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy or MinuteClinic, valid August 18 through October 31. Patients who receive a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy or MinuteClinic locations inside select Target stores will receive a $5 Target coupon.Offer available 8/17/20 to 10/31/20, while supplies last. You will receive a merchandise coupon valid for 1-time use at CVS Pharmacy or Longs Drugs locations. Terms and conditions apply. See coupon for details. $5 savings applied to total qualifying minimum purchase of $20 (after other coupons and discounts are applied). Coupon cannot be issued or redeemed at CVS Pharmacy or Longs Drugs locations in Target stores, or in any location in AR, NJ and NY. Offer not valid at MinuteClinic locations in MA, NJ, NY, PA and RI. Limit 1 per customer.

About CVS Health

CVS Health employees are united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company. We're evolving based on changing consumer needs and meeting people where they are, whether that's in the community at one of our nearly 10,000 local touchpoints, in the home, or in the palm of their hand. Our newest offerings from HealthHUB locations that are redefining what a pharmacy can be, to innovative programs that help manage chronic conditions are designed to create a higher-quality, simpler and more affordable experience. Learn more about how we're transforming health at www.cvshealth.com.

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CVS Health expands COVID-19 testing capabilities by adding 77 additional drive-thru test sites in Florida

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CVS Health now has a total of 298 drive-thru test sites across the state

Company adds new independent third-party laboratory partners to help improve lab turnaround time for the delivery of COVID-19 test results

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — In an ongoing effort to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today expanded its COVID-19 testing program by deploying 77 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Florida. The opening of these new test sites on Friday, August 21 add to the 221 locations previously opened in Florida.

The 77 additional test sites opening across the state this week are among the more than 1,900 locations CVS Health has opened since May and expand the company's overall testing capacity.

In addition to increasing the number of drive-thru sites, CVS Health has expanded its network of independent third-party lab partners in an effort to help improve turnaround time for the delivery of test results. Given the steps CVS Health has taken, the majority of test results across the country will generally be available within 2 to 5 days.

"Our national scale and local community presence enable us to uniquely expand people's access to safe and effective COVID-19 testing options and respond to a need for increased testing capacity," said Emmanuel Kolady, Senior Vice President, CVS Health. "We remain grateful to our frontline colleagues who make these testing sites possible and whose dedication has allowed us to keep our stores and MinuteClinics open for customers seeking supplies and patients who need care."

Self-swab tests are no cost to patients and will be available to individuals meeting CDC criteria, in addition to state and age guidelines.COVID-19 tests are no cost to patients with insurance or through a program for the uninsured funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment. Patients will be required to stay in their cars and will be directed to the pharmacy drive-thru window or a location in the parking lot at a few stores, where they will be provided with a test kit and given instructions, and a CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab process to ensure it is done properly.

Testing will not take place inside any retail locations, and CVS Pharmacy, HealthHUB and MinuteClinic will continue to serve customers and patients.

The additional testing sites in Florida include:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 277 West State Road 436, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

  • CVS Pharmacy, 24800 South Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

  • CVS Pharmacy, 12080 South Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

  • CVS Pharmacy, 5403 University Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34201

  • CVS Pharmacy, 5310 45th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34203

  • CVS Pharmacy, 909 East Lumsden Road, Brandon, FL 33511

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1003 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL 33991

  • CVS Pharmacy, 700 W. Norvell Bryant Highway, Citrus Hills, FL 34442

  • CVS Pharmacy, 4405 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1640 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34714

  • CVS Pharmacy, 4550 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

  • CVS Pharmacy, 4650 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Coconut Creek, F 33073

  • CVS Pharmacy, 49581 Highway 27, Davenport, FL 33837

  • CVS Pharmacy, 39902 Highway 27, Davenport, FL 33837

  • CVS Pharmacy, 2920 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1891 LPGA Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1995 North C.R. 19A, Eustis, FL 32726

  • CVS Pharmacy, 24450 State Route 44, Eustis, FL 32726

  • CVS Pharmacy, 11300 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL 33905

  • CVS Pharmacy, 9170 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912

  • CVS Pharmacy, 7581 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908

  • CVS Pharmacy, 16961 Alico Mission Way, Fort Myers, FL 33908

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1081 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

  • CVS Pharmacy, 2303 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1621 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608

  • CVS Pharmacy, 800 North Orange Avenue, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

  • CVS Pharmacy, 901 North Federal Highway US Rt 1, Hollywood, FL 33109

  • CVS Pharmacy, 28740 South Dixie Highway, Homestead, FL 33033

  • CVS Pharmacy, 24799 SW 112th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33032

  • CVS Pharmacy, 9509 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32257

  • CVS Pharmacy, 900 East Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054

  • CVS Pharmacy, 283 SW Baya Drive, Lake City, FL 32025

  • CVS Pharmacy, 2536 US Highway 92, East Lakeland, FL 33801

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1005 South Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064

  • CVS Pharmacy, 5590 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940

  • CVS Pharmacy, 12650 SW 88 Street, Miami, FL 33186

  • CVS Pharmacy, 2393 SW 67th Avenue, Miami, FL 33155

  • CVS Pharmacy, 5748 SW 40th Street South, Miami, FL 33155

  • CVS Pharmacy, 3700 NW 199 Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33169

  • CVS Pharmacy, 16001 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33027

  • CVS Pharmacy, 8901 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33025

  • CVS Pharmacy, 5585 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116

  • CVS Pharmacy, 6800 Collier Boulevard, Naples, FL 34114

  • CVS Pharmacy, 7380 Davis Boulevard, Naples, FL 34104

  • CVS Pharmacy, 11500 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654

  • CVS Pharmacy, 6042 SW Highway 200, Ocala, FL 34476

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1720 W Highway 326, Ocala, FL 34475

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1551 County Road 220, Orange Park, FL 32073

  • CVS Pharmacy, 13960 Landstar Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32824

  • CVS Pharmacy, 7001 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando, FL 32835

  • CVS Pharmacy, 9975 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, FL 32825

  • CVS Pharmacy, 7665 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32818

  • CVS Pharmacy, 3502 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804

  • CVS Pharmacy, 4974 North Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32806

  • CVS Pharmacy, 8981 Conroy Windemere Road, Orlando, FL 32835

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1030 Lockwood Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32756

  • CVS Pharmacy, 4500 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33401

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1701 North University Drive, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

  • CVS Pharmacy, 5301 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32505

  • CVS Pharmacy, 3 S Pompano Parkway, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

  • CVS Pharmacy, 7120 Ridge Road, Port Richey, FL 34668

  • CVS Pharmacy, 2873 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

  • CVS Pharmacy, 3724 84th Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34243

  • CVS Pharmacy, 7563 SE Maricamp Rd., Silver Springs Shore, FL 34472

  • CVS Pharmacy, 301 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

  • CVS Pharmacy, 3426 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33711

  • CVS Pharmacy, 5345 66th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709

  • CVS Pharmacy, 845 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

  • CVS Pharmacy, 17817 SE 109th Avenue, Summerfield, FL 34491

  • CVS Pharmacy, 5670 N Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

  • CVS Pharmacy, 10004 W. McNab Road, Tamarac, FL 33321

  • CVS Pharmacy, 6900 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL 33321

  • CVS Pharmacy, 2725 North MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607

  • CVS Pharmacy, 3102 West Gandy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33611

  • CVS Pharmacy, 15499 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618

  • CVS Pharmacy, 1820 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL 32780

  • CVS Pharmacy, 6846 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411

A complete list of CVS Pharmacy drive-thru test sites can be found here.

More information on steps CVS Health has taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic is available at the company's frequently updated COVID-19 resource center.

For downloadable COVID-19 testing media assets, including photos, video and interviews with CVS Health executives, please visit the Media Resource Center.

About CVS Health

CVS Health employees are united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company. We're evolving based on changing consumer needs and meeting people where they are, whether that's in the community at one of our nearly 10,000 local touchpoints, in the home, or in the palm of their hand. Our newest offerings from HealthHUB locations that are redefining what a pharmacy can be, to innovative programs that help manage chronic conditions are designed to create a higher-quality, simpler and more affordable experience. Learn more about how we're transforming health at www.cvshealth.com.

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Tara Burke
646-765-4971
BurkeT1@aetna.com

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Multicultural products and services

Every day, millions of people shop in our stores, fill their prescriptions through our mail order pharmacy, or visit one of our MinuteClinics. These customers, clients and patients come from countless backgrounds and cultures, and have distinct and varied needs.

To best serve them, we offer a wide array of multicultural products online and in our CVS Pharmacy stores. We evaluate our multicultural products frequently and work hard to offer a variety of items that meet our customers’ needs.

Our most popular multicultural product lines include: Milani cosmetics, Gamesa cookies, Fabuloso household cleaners, Suavitel fabric softeners, La Costena grocery items and Ricitos de Oro baby care items.


Evolving to meet customer needs

As the nation’s demographics shift, we’re making sure our products and services evolve to meet the needs of our customers. We acquired Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a leading Miami chain with deep knowledge and experience serving the Hispanic market. We’re gaining insights about how Navarro merchandises products differently and learning about the services, products, value, and atmosphere that resonate with Hispanic customers, and we’ll be rolling out what we’ve learned to all CVS Pharmacy stores.

In addition, our retail website, CVS.com, is fully available in Spanish. We also feature multi-language signage in our retail stores and distribute prescription medication-related information in multiple languages.


Increasing access to health care

For more than a decade, our free Project Health screening events have been held in the largest multicultural communities we serve. Project Health offers free comprehensive health risk assessments, including blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), glucose and total cholesterol screenings, as well as information about smoking cessation and health insurance options.

Project Health is part of our company’s effort to improve access to health care and ensure that cost is not a barrier to important preventive services.  

CVS Pharmacy institutes face covering policy at all locations

CVS Pharmacy institutes face covering policy at all locations
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) Chief Operating Officer Jon Roberts provided the following update on the use of face coverings at CVS Pharmacy locations:

"Since the pandemic began, we've done everything we can to keep people safe and healthy. This includes requiring that store employees wear face coverings and encouraging our customers to do so as well. In any community with state or local laws mandating the use of face coverings, we've made that very clear through signage and other reminders.

"With the recent spike in COVID-19 infections, we're joining others in taking the next step and requiring all customers to wear face coverings when entering any of our stores throughout the country effective Monday, July 20. To be clear, we're not asking our store employees to play the role of enforcer. What we are asking is that customers help protect themselves and those around them by listening to the experts and heeding the call to wear a face covering."

More information on steps CVS Health has taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic is available at the company's frequently updated COVID-19 resource center.

About CVS Health

CVS Health employees are united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company. We're evolving based on changing consumer needs and meeting people where they are, whether that's in the community at one of our nearly 10,000 local touchpoints, in the home, or in the palm of their hand. Our newest offerings from HealthHUB locations that are redefining what a pharmacy can be, to innovative programs that help manage chronic conditions are designed to create a higher-quality, simpler and more affordable experience. Learn more about how we're transforming health at www.cvshealth.com.

Media contact

T.J. Crawford
212-457-0583
crawfordt2@aetna.com

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