Meijer announces 24/7 pharmacy service to customers in Portage and Kalamazoo, Michigan

Retailer providing in-store and drive-thru services around the clock

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-9-16— /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer now offers pharmacy services around-the-clock to customers in Portage and Kalamazoo.  The expansion to new 24/7 pharmacy service at its 5121 S. Westnedge location in Portage officially began last week and features immunizations, health screenings and medication therapy management, said Nat Love, vice president of Drug Store for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer.

“We’re pleased to announce that our Neighbors in Portage and Kalamazoo can now get their prescriptions and receive pharmacy services whenever it’s most convenient for them,” Love said. “Our customers now have the comfort and assurance that no matter when they need assistance, we’re here for them and ready to help.”

The Kalamazoo store was chosen to offer expanded in-store and drive-thru services based on the current need for a 24-hour pharmacy in the area, and close proximity to urgent care centers and local hospitals. While it is the third store in Michigan to offer 24/7 pharmacy services, Meijer will continue considering other locations based on customer reaction and feedback.

The pharmacy accepts all major insurance plans and offers the company’s free prescription program as well as clinical services and immunizations designed to promote family health. The free prescription program includes leading oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on prescriptions most often filled for children, prenatal vitamins and medications for those with diabetes and high cholesterol. Since its inception in 2006, the Meijer free prescription program has filled more than 21 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers more than $300 million.

Immunizations offered at the pharmacy include flu, hepatitis B, HPV and shingles, as well as free health tests for blood pressure, BMI and diabetes risk assessment.

Customers can also enroll in the mPerks Pharmacy Rewards program to earn rewards for filling prescriptions at Meijer. For every five eligible prescriptions filled, customers can earn one of the following: $10 off their total shopping purchase, 5 percent off total grocery and health and beauty purchases, or 50 cents off per gallon of Meijer gas. They can also hang onto rewards and keep filling prescriptions to earn double rewards, saving as much as $1 per gallon on gas or $20 off their next shopping visit. To start earning rewards, customers just go to http://mperks.com and sign up in the “rewards” section.

About Meijer
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

Contact: Joe Hirschmugl, 761-791-3943, Joseph.Hirschmugl@meijer.com

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Meijer announces 24/7 pharmacy service to customers in Portage and Kalamazoo, Michigan

Meijer announces 24/7 pharmacy service to customers in Portage and Kalamazoo, Michigan