Diversity

CVS Health serves millions of people every day. For our company to thrive, it’s important to have a workforce that reflects not only our customers, but also the communities they live in.

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Celebrating diversity

We work hard to develop a diverse workforce and provide a workplace that empowers all of our colleagues, regardless of their age, ethnicity and background.

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“CVS Health is a health care innovation company that is helping people on their path to better health. In order to achieve and sustain breakthrough innovation, we must seek out, listen to and leverage the voices of our diverse customers, clients, colleagues and communities. To me, diversity and innovation go hand in hand.”

Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health

Programs

Our strategic approach to managing diversity touches every aspect of our business.

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Equal opportunity

It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, develop and promote the best people available, based solely upon job-related qualification.

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Supplier diversity

CVS Health strives to provide outstanding service to our customers. Diverse suppliers play a critical role in helping us achieve that goal and ensuring our company’s continued success.

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Veterans

We understand the unique skills and experience qualified veterans, current military members and military spouses possess. That’s why CVS Health is hiring them for roles across all parts of our business.

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Workforce initiatives

CVS Health is committed to having a workforce that’s diverse. We work to ensure that youth, mature workers, veterans and other groups that reflect our communities have a place within our company.

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Multicultural products and services

Our colleagues, customers, clients and patients come from countless backgrounds and cultures, and have distinct and varied needs.

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Heroes2Careers military hiring program

CVS Health recognizes the value of military service and appreciates our nation’s veterans’ unparalleled skills and experience, and we are proud of our longstanding tradition of hiring qualified veterans and military spouses.

Our Heroes2Careers program is dedicated to hiring those who have served our country while executing on our commitment to build an inclusive, diverse workforce. The program provides a bridge to careers for military and the military-connected community by:

Conducting recruiting activities that help veterans and military spouses understand the opportunities available to them at CVS Health, and share how the skills they’ve gained while in uniform can translate to job functions and/or leadership positions.

  • Collaborating with the military community, community-based services and educational organizations to establish relationships and share best practices.

  • Educating teams across our organization about the benefits of recruiting and hiring veterans, as well as facilitating the military to civilian career transition.

  • Providing ongoing mentoring, performance management and assistance to help these individuals advance their careers within our organization.

  • Offering the VALOR support network, our colleague resource group that is focused on helping veterans.

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“As a new generation of service men and women come home, we owe them every opportunity to live the American Dream that they helped to defend.”

David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies, CVS Health; U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

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Heroes2Careers also represents our investment in the CVS Health Talent Connect Center (TCC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, an innovative employment and training facility dedicated to helping veterans, Guard and Reserve members and their families transition from military life to private sector civilian careers. The TCC is part of the Career Resource Center, which combines state-of-the-art technology with hands-on support to help veterans and their spouses throughout the human resources process, from writing a resume and conducting virtual interviews to speaking with leaders of various departments to learn about the many opportunities within the company.

Opportunities abound

Visit our Careers section for more information about the many career opportunities available to veterans and their spouses.

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Veterans

CVS Health recognizes the value of military service and knows that our veterans’ skills and experience are unparalleled. With millions of service members transitioning out of the military over the next few years, we’re committed to hiring qualified veterans, current Guard and Reserve members and military spouses across all parts of our business.

National partnerships

As part of our commitment to supporting our nation’s military, CVS Health is taking part in the Joining Forces initiative. This White House program asks companies to give service members and their families job opportunities and support.

Through this program, CVS Health has committed to hire veterans and military spouses for 25 percent of our new hires in logistics and distribution centers, which equates to roughly 1,000 jobs.

Colleague resources

With more than 200,000 colleagues across the country, CVS Health has many employees who are either veterans themselves or who are supporters of veterans. As a result, CVS Health established VALOR, a national colleague resource group. VALOR works to support veterans in our communities and create a veteran-welcoming work environment. 

The group’s goals are to support programs that honor veterans and their families and to make CVS Health an industry-recognized employer of veterans.

Company recognitions

In 2013 and 2014, CVS Health was recognized by DiversityInc as one of the Top 10 Companies for Veterans.

We also received the Pro Patria Award from the Rhode Island Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Pro Patria Award is presented to one small, one large and one public sector employer in each state that has demonstrated the greatest support to Guard and Reserve employees through their leadership and practices.

In 2015, the Department of Defense announced that CVS Health is one of 15 recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of employees who are National Guard and Reserve members.

CVS Health is proud to be recognized on the 2017 Military Friendly® Employer list, which is provided to service members and their families each year to help them discover the best post-military career opportunities available.

Expanding MinuteClinic care to veterans nationwide

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Support for our country’s veterans and members of the military is central to the work we do at CVS Health, whether it’s through our Workforce programs or our efforts to connect this population with easily accessible, high-quality care.

Since 2016, through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), CVS Health has provided health care services to more than 4,000 veterans at select MinuteClinic locations.

Now, through the enactment of the VA MISSION Act, we have been able to expand that care to all of our 1,100 MinuteClinic locations nationwide.

“Our participation in the MISSION Act will give deserving veterans across the country greater access to quality health care when and where they need it while ensuring they are still linked into the Veterans Health Administration,” said Sharon Vitti, President of MinuteClinic. “We’re proud to be able to support the VA on such a meaningful and impactful program.”

Care for veterans through the MISSION Act

Under the MISSION Act, veterans can now access urgent care and walk-in medical services under their VA benefits without pre-authorization. Veterans who meet certain eligibility criteria can receive care at any MinuteClinic location, including treatment for minor illnesses, minor injuries and skin conditions. Following the visit, MinuteClinic is able to make the full record of medical services provided available to the VA with the patient’s consent.

The expansion builds upon our previous pilot programs with the VA, which gave veterans the option to receive care at MinuteClinic locations in Corpus Christi, Texas; Palo Alto and Santa Clarita, California; and Phoenix, Arizona.

Our history of support for veterans

Our support of the MISSION Act is one example of the many ways we stand with veterans, active military and their families.

We have several Workforce Initiatives programs dedicated to recruiting, hiring, training and retaining veterans to build a pipeline of workforce talent. Since 2015, CVS Health has hired almost 15,000 people with military experience and more than 5,000 military spouses.

In addition, we provide charitable support to military and veteran-focused organizations, including the National Guard, Operation Reinvent and the USO. And colleagues can connect through the CVS Health Colleague Resource Group BRAVE, which is comprised of nearly 1,400 members with a passion to serve those who have served our country.

We were recently recognized for our efforts to support veterans and military members.

In May, Military Times named CVS Health to its 2019 list of best companies for veterans seeking a civilian job.

And four CVS Health managers were recently honored with 2019 Patriot Awards from the Rhode Island Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (RI ESGR) for their support of three colleagues serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

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CVS Health Managers Honored with Patriot Awards

CVS Health Managers Honored with Patriot Awards
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Raja Ramasamy, accepts his Patriot Award from Phil Albert.
Raja Ramasamy, nominated by National Guardsman Travis Senseny (second from right) accepts his Patriot Award from RI ESGR Vice Chair Phil Albert, alongside David Casey, CVS Health Chief Diversity Officer (far right).
Greg Bach receives his Patriot Award.
Greg Bach receives his Patriot Award.
Charlene Wesley receives her Patriot Award.
Charlene Wesley receives her Patriot Award.
Alan Plantamura receives his Patriot Award.
Alan Plantamura receives his Patriot Award.

At CVS Health, part of being a military-friendly employer means supporting our citizen-warrior colleagues when they are called to service so they don’t have to worry about the work they are leaving behind.

Recently, four CVS Health managers were honored with Patriot Awards from the Rhode Island Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (RI ESGR) for their support of three colleagues serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

The Patriot Awards recognize individual supervisors who go above and beyond in their support of serving employees through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed. Recipients are nominated by employees or their spouses.

The award ceremony, which was hosted by the CVS Health Northeast VALOR Colleague Resource Group, took place at enterprise headquarters in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on May 16, 2019. David Casey, Vice President for Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, joined Phil Albert, Vice Chair of the RI ESGR, to present the awards, which were given to:

  • Greg Bach, nominated by Robert McDavid, active Army Reservist, for accommodating his schedule and even filling in for him on third shift, often handling stressful and critical tasks.
     
  • Alan Plantamura, nominated by Maulesh Trivedi, active Army Reservist, for his guidance and continued support of his drill schedule, often requiring weekday and week-long trainings.
     
  • Raja Ramasamy, nominated by Travis Senseny, active Army National Guardsman, for empowering a team culture that is supportive of his military career. As part of a Stryker Unit, the demands of Travis’ service often extend far beyond the typical two weeks a year and one weekend a month commitment.
     
  • Charlene Wesley, nominated by Robert McDavid, active Army Reservist, for accommodating his many drill dates, military education, and extended Army orders to support his unit in deployment.
     

Working to Be a Military-Friendly Employer

Our support for National Guard and Reserve members was recognized nationally in 2015 when CVS Health received Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for outstanding support of employees who serve in these military forces.

More recently, in recognition of our ongoing efforts to train, hire and retain veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserves, Military Times named CVS Health to its 2019 Best for Vets: Employers list.

Among our many programs and initiatives aimed at attracting veterans and active military to our workforce is our Talent Connect Center (TCC). Opened in 2017 at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, the TCC is an employment and training facility dedicated to helping veterans and their families transition from military life to private sector civilian careers.

Learn more about our commitment to veterans and military members on our Diversity page.

Raja Ramasamy, accepts his Patriot Award from Phil Albert.
Raja Ramasamy, nominated by National Guardsman Travis Senseny (second from right) accepts his Patriot Award from RI ESGR Vice Chair Phil Albert, alongside David Casey, CVS Health Chief Diversity Officer (far right).
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CVS Health Named a 2019 ‘Best for Vets’ Employer

CVS Health Named a 2019 ‘Best for Vets’ Employer
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Military Times has named CVS Health to its 2019 list of best companies for veterans seeking a civilian job. 

In its tenth year, the Best for Vets: Employers rankings evaluate companies’ culture, veteran recruiting, veteran policies, and accommodations for members of the National Guard and reserves.

In 2018, CVS Health hired more than 4,200 veterans and 1000 military spouses, with veterans making up 5 percent of our total workforce of nearly 300,000 employees nationwide. Many of these colleagues are brought into the company through one of our veteran-focused employment and training programs

This is the third year that CVS Health has been selected for this recognition. Rankings are made via a rigorous evaluation of data submitted by each company, and the Best for Vets lists, which include for-profit companies and government and nonprofit organizations, are considered a trusted resource for veterans looking to transition to civilian life. 

Nearly 200 companies competed for a spot in this year’s rankings. 

Our Commitment to Supporting Veterans

Recognizing the valuable skills that veterans and their spouses bring to the workforce, as well as the challenges that this population can sometimes face when transitioning into civilian life, CVS Health is dedicated to recruiting, hiring, training and retaining veterans to build a pipeline of workforce talent.

Through our partnership with the Department of Defense SkillBridge Initiative, we’re providing training and information on prospective job opportunities to transitioning service men and women on military bases in Virginia and Hawaii. 

And in July 2017, we opened the Talent Connect Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to guide veterans and their spouses through the opportunities available within CVS Health nationwide.

Beyond employment and training opportunities, we also support veterans through our partnership between MinuteClinic, our retail medical clinic, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, to give veterans in select locations access high quality care and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.

We provide charitable support to military and veteran-focused organizations, including the National Guard, Operation Reinvent and the USO. And colleagues can connect through the CVS Health Colleague Resource Group Valor, which is comprised of more than 500 members with a passion to serve those who have served our country.
 

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MinuteClinic Opens New Walk-in Medical Clinic in Tempe

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Woonsocket, RI, August 30, 2018 – A new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic has opened inside the CVS Pharmacy store at 909 East Apache Boulevard in Tempe, Arizona, providing the community with convenient access to common health care services. The new clinic, located near Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. The clinic will provide a wide array of high-quality, affordable wellness services for patients ages 18 months and older. MinuteClinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States.

“Our new clinic will help increase access to high-quality, affordable health care for people who live, work and attend school in Tempe,” said Sharon Vitti, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, MinuteClinic. “We’re excited to bring our growing suite of health care services to the Tempe community and we look forward to being a health care resource for residents and students, when and where they need us.”  

The new MinuteClinic location in Tempe is one of 26 that is participating in a program with Phoenix VA Health Care System (VAHCS) that allows veterans to be treated at MinuteClinic with a referral. Launched in April 2017, the program enables Phoenix VAHCS nurses to connect veterans to MinuteClinic for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, when clinically appropriate, through the Veterans Choice Program.
MinuteClinic is staffed by nurse practitioners who specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds and abrasions, and sprains, strains and joint pain are treated, and common vaccinations for conditions such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and hepatitis A and B are available. 
 
Prevention and wellness services offered at MinuteClinic include screening and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, tuberculosis (TB) testing, contraceptive care, motion sickness prevention and smoking cessation. In addition, MinuteClinic nurse practitioners can evaluate and treat common skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis and rosacea.
  
At the conclusion of each MinuteClinic visit, patients receive educational material, a prescription (when clinically appropriate) and a visit summary. A copy of the diagnostic record can be sent electronically, or by fax or mail, to a primary care provider with patient permission.

Most major health insurance is accepted at MinuteClinic. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and online at www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most services is between $89 and $129.

Individuals who visit MinuteClinic and do not have a primary care provider are given a list of physicians in the community who are accepting new patients. A new digital tool accessible via www.minuteclinic.com allows patients to view wait times at all MinuteClinic locations. Patients can also hold a place in line or schedule a future appointment from the convenience of their smartphone, computer or tablet.

The new clinic in Tempe will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

About MinuteClinic

MinuteClinic is the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and is the largest provider of retail clinics with more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia. By creating a health care delivery model that responds to patient demand, MinuteClinic makes access to high-quality medical treatment easier for more Americans. Nationally, the company has provided care through more than 37 million patient visits, with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive four consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.minuteclinic.com.

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CVS Health Applauds New Law Expanding Veterans' Access to High-Quality, Cost-Effective Walk-In Care Providers

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VA Mission Act Received Bipartisan Support and Signed into Law by President Trump

WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today applauded the enactment of the VA Mission Act, which enhances veteran access to community care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The new law builds upon several successful programs CVS Health has implemented in coordination with the Department to increase veterans' access to health care services through walk-in care from qualifying community providers.

"We are proud to have worked closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs on the local and national level to ensure our walk-in clinic programs deliver high-quality care to veterans when and where they need it," said Thomas Moriarty, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, CVS Health. "The new law provides opportunities to serve even more of our nation's veterans across the country, increasing access, reducing wait times for minor illnesses, coordinating patient care, and integrating information technology. We look forward to continuing to partner with the VA and to sharing the experiences we have garnered through our work together."

In 2016, MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, partnered with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System on a program to provide increased access to health care services for veterans. In April 2017, the Phoenix VA Health Care System replicated this program through the VA's CHOICE program, enabling veterans to access 23 MinuteClinic locations in the Phoenix area. The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System also recently initiated a similar program with MinuteClinic in Santa Clarita, California.

Through the CVS Health-Veterans Administration programs, veterans' first point of contact is a VA-run triage help line. When clinically appropriate, VA nurses are able to refer veterans to participating MinuteClinic locations for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. Additionally, MinuteClinic has integrated information technology with the VA, allowing MinuteClinic to make patient data available to the VA via the eHealth Exchange, so the VA has the full record of any medical services provided during the MinuteClinic visit. These programs have served over 2,300 veterans since 2016, most commonly treating conditions such as ear and eye infections, sinus infections, and cough. Veterans' average in-clinic wait time is under 20 minutes and in quality surveys, veterans have reported a very positive experience.

With more than 1,100 locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia, MinuteClinic provides access to convenient, affordable, and high-quality care for acute, chronic, and wellness needs such as vaccinations and preventative screenings. MinuteClinic sees patients on a walk-in basis and is open seven days a week often with extended hours including evenings and holidays.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,800 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with approximately 94 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

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Phoenix VA Health Care System, TriWest and CVS Health Mark First Anniversary of Program that Expands Veterans' Access to Health Care

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To date, nearly 1,500 veterans have received timely treatment for minor illnesses and injuries at Phoenix-area MinuteClinic locations

PHOENIX, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), together with the Phoenix VA Health Care System (VAHCS) and TriWest Healthcare Alliance, announced today that the first year of a joint initiative between VAHCS, TriWest and MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, has resulted in nearly 1,500 Phoenix-area veterans receiving high-quality, timely and convenient health care services at convenient MinuteClinic locations in their communities.

"We are thrilled with the success of the partnership between VA and MinuteClinic," said RimaAnn Nelson, Phoenix VA Health Care System Director. "To give the veteran the ability to seek care for minor conditions and illnesses at a MinuteClinic means increased access, not only for those going to MinuteClinic, but also for those with more serious illnesses and injuries who need a higher level of care in our Emergency Department. Feedback we have received from veterans who have taken advantage of this partnership has been extremely and consistently positive."

"We are pleased to have been able to introduce Phoenix-area veterans to MinuteClinic this past year," said Tobias Barker, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Transformation and Medical Oversight, MinuteClinic. "At MinuteClinic, we are committed to ensuring that the veterans we serve receive high-quality and convenient health care when they need it and where they want it. We're happy with the success of the first year of this program and look forward to continuing to care for more Phoenix-area veterans in the future."

Launched in April 2017, the program enables Phoenix VAHCS nurses to connect veterans to MinuteClinic for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, when clinically appropriate, through the Veterans Choice Program. Over the past year, MinuteClinic providers cared for veterans experiencing a wide array of ailments, including bronchitis, influenza and minor skin conditions. On average, veterans waited roughly 30 minutes to see a MinuteClinic provider.

U.S. Senator John McCain, who saw a need to expand access to care for the nearly 100,000 veterans living in Phoenix and nearby communities, played a critical role in helping the program become a reality.

"I'm proud that CVS Health, TriWest and the VA are expanding Phoenix's highly successful program to other states so that more veterans can receive timely and convenient treatment at MinuteClinic locations in their communities," said McCain. "In the past year in Phoenix, this program has served almost 1,500 Arizona veterans with prompt treatment for routine care, including on weekends. No veteran should have to wait in line for a routine appointment at a VA facility when they can visit community health centers like MinuteClinic. I look forward to seeing this program successfully serve more veterans and will continue working to replicate this initiative nationwide."

TriWest's President and CEO, David McIntyre added, "TriWest is proud to partner with the Phoenix VAHCS and committed community partners like MinuteClinic to improve access to care for veterans in a way that allows them convenient and timely access to quality health care services appropriate to their condition that is fully coordinated by and with the Phoenix VAHCS."

To facilitate care coordination, MinuteClinic shares visit summaries with the veteran's VA primary care physician. This ensures the VA physician has the clinical information necessary for follow-up services at the VA, if appropriate. Veterans who call the Phoenix VA Health Care System Help Line at 602-222-6550 or 800-574-7174 (toll free) can be referred to one of the 25 MinuteClinic locations in the Phoenix area for treatment of common acute illnesses. Since the program launched last year, the VA Health Care System Help Line hours for referral to MinuteClinic were expanded to include evenings and weekends, giving veterans even more access to health care, whether it be at a VA facility or MinuteClinic.

Nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions, as appropriate, for common family illnesses such as strep throat; ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections; nausea, vomiting and diarrhea; and heartburn and indigestion. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions, sprains and strains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A and B are available at most locations. MinuteClinic is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary.

The 25 MinuteClinic locations that are participating in the Phoenix VA program include:

  • MinuteClinic, 28138 N Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 2995 E Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 2010 S Dobson Rd., Chandler AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 5975, W Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 3170 S Higley Rd., Gilbert, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 765 S Lindsay Rd., Gilbert, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 18591 N 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 2840 N. Dysart Rd., Goodyear, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 5050 W. Baseline Rd., Laveen, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 6015 E Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, E Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 1212 S Greenfield Rd., Mesa, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 8332 W Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, E Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, E Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, E Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, E Ray Rd., Phoenix, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, N. North Valley Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, W Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 21201 E Ocotillo Rd., Queens Creek, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 7111 E Bell Road Scottsdale, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 14672 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 10653 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 15474 W Greenway Rd., Surprise, AZ
  • MinuteClinic, 1750 E Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,800 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 94 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

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CVS Health Expands Commitment to Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life

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Establishes SkillBridge training programs on military installations in Virginia and Hawaii

Company celebrates first anniversary of Fort Bragg employment and training facility

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In its continuing commitment to hire our nation's veterans, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced the expansion of the company's participation in the Department of Defense SkillBridge Initiative, which helps service men and women transition from military life to private sector civilian careers, to new locations in Hampton Roads (Virginia) and Schofield Barracks (Hawaii). Active duty military at these bases can begin training with CVS Health within 180 days of their separation from military service.

"The U.S. Department of Defense estimates approximately 1,300 new veterans and their families return to civilian life every day, many of whom are looking for the opportunity to find meaningful employment after serving," said Lisa Bisaccia, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Health. "We're proud to be expanding our opportunities for transitioning veterans while also helping to build a pipeline of talent with the unparalleled skills and experience that veterans provide."

As part of the SkillBridge Initiative, transitioning service members are connected to a dedicated CVS Health colleague to learn about available job opportunities with the company and how their skills can translate to a meaningful career at CVS Health. Participants complete classroom curricula and a 12-week internship at a nearby CVS Pharmacy location and take part in a virtual job tryout to practice their interviewing skills. Following the completion of military service, veterans are eligible to apply for a position at any CVS Pharmacy across the country.

The announcement of the career skills training in Virginia and Hawaii coincides with the one year anniversary of the company's first training and employment facility in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The CVS Health Talent Connect Center, which opened in July 2017, combines hands-on support with state-of-the-art virtual reality technology to guide veterans and their spouses through the opportunities available within the company across the country. In one year, fifty percent of participants who have completed the curriculum and training program have been hired by CVS Health, with the majority of others using the skills they gained to find other employment.

Former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Jessica Johnson was the first Air Force transitioning veteran to graduate from the CVS Health Talent Connect Center and she is now a store manager-in-training at CVS Pharmacy in Winterville, North Carolina.

"The CVS Health Talent Connect Center gave me a plan for life after the military, with an opportunity to grow professionally," said Johnson. "I am able to apply my leadership techniques and my customer service skills, and I look forward to seeing where my career with CVS Health takes me."

CVS Health has established a legacy of recruiting, hiring, training and retaining veterans to build a pipeline of workforce talent. Since 2015, the company has hired almost 12,500 people with military experience and more than 3,400 military spouses.

"Through the Talent Connect Center and the SkillBridge Initiative, we gain access to an often over-looked pool of talent," said David Casey, VP, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health, who served as a U.S. Marine in Operation Desert Storm. "We're dedicated to providing veterans with a meaningful career after serving and the chance to help deliver on our company's purpose of helping people on their path to better health."

CVS Health has a long history of standing with those who serve our country, including active duty military, military retirees, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and their families. CVS Pharmacy has more than 150 stores within 20 miles of a major U.S. military installation, while 76 percent of the U.S. population lives within five miles of a CVS Pharmacy. CVS Health also supported the enactment of the VA Mission Act, which enhances veteran access to community care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and builds upon several successful programs CVS Health has implemented in coordination with the Department to increase veterans' access to health care services through walk-in care from qualifying community providers.

The company continues to deliver philanthropic support to military and veteran-focused organizations, including Fisher House, Operation Gratitude, Operation Homefront, ThanksUSA and the USO, while maintaining Valor, a colleague resource group comprised of over 500 employees with a passion to serve those who have served our country.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,800 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with approximately 94 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

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