CVS Pharmacy announced last week that it will be introducing locations within Target stores in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The company states that there are currently CVS-branded pharmacies in a store-within-a-store format. There are plans to convert all pharmacies within Target stores into a CVS Pharmacy that will offer the complete spectrum of services that can be found at stand-alone locations.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce our integrated pharmacy services and health care expertise to Target guests across the country,” Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health, said. “Our pharmacy care and clinic offerings, along with our innovative digital tools, will offer Target guests expanded wellness options and increased access to care. In addition, having a CVS Pharmacy in Target stores will expand the network of our pharmacies available to our CVS Caremark plan members and allow millions of new patients to utilize our unique suite of pharmacy programs, improving outcomes for patients and lowering costs for clients. We look forward to welcoming Target guests as our pharmacy patients. ”
Pharmacy Advisory, which provides CVS Caremark members with personal counseling, will be available at all Target-based CVS locations by the end of 2016; the Specialty Connect program, which permits patients to fill their specialty prescriptions at any CVS Pharmacy, is available once conversions take place. The company states that it acquired Target Pharmacies in December 2015. With this transformation, CVS will be present in all states with the exception of Wyoming.