Incredible savings for ExtraCare® Rewards members during a three-day Black Friday sales event at CVS/pharmacy locations

With incredible Black Friday deals, and season-long savings on Christmas gifts and essentials, CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide take the stress out of holiday shopping and entertaining

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS/pharmacy® today unveiled incredible savings for ExtraCare® Rewards members during a three-day Black Friday sales event at all 7,900 CVS/pharmacy locations which kicks off Thanksgiving Day and goes through Saturday, November 28. A special three-day circular can be found in local newspapers where customers will also receive a 25% Off Shopping Pass, valid during the event. CVS/pharmacy is making it easier for shoppers to focus more on a healthier and less stressful holiday by providing “one-stop” shopping complete with healthier food options for entertaining, and winter essentials to protect against cough, cold and flu, so customers can avoid missing out on fun family get-togethers and celebrations.

‎”CVS/pharmacy is dedicated to helping customers spend more time with friends and family, and less time stressing, by offering a wide variety of gift items,” said Judy Sansone, Senior Vice President of Front Store Business, CVS/pharmacy and Chief Merchant of CVS Health. “Instead of shopping at multiple stores to pick up gifts, decor, party snacks, and health and beauty items, CVS/pharmacy provides a convenient way for customers to purchase all these items in one location. Plus, we have made it easier than ever for our customers to find healthier options for entertaining this year.”

Hot Deals on Gifts for Everyone

CVS/pharmacy is offering big bargains as part of its three-day Black Friday sales event:

  • Give Beauty: Buy Two, Get the Third Free deals are available when mixing and matching popular beauty and cosmetics brands, such as L’Oreal, CoverGirl, NYX, Neutrogena, Wet ‘n Wild, Sally Hansen, and Physician’s Formula, as well as CVS/pharmacy-exclusive line MUA.
    • Shoppers will also receive 40% off select personal grooming electronics, including Norelco Shavers and Sonicare Rechargable Toothbrushes.
    • Designer and celebrity fragrances are also available, including Beyonce Rise, Katy Perry Killer Queen, Taylor Swift Incredible Things, Calvin Klein Fragrances, and many more.
  • Give Comfort & Joy: Buy One, Get One Free deals on Memory Foam Slippers or Pillows and select Hallmark Ornaments; a snuggly House to Home Fleece Throw is available for just $1.99. Shoppers can also receive a Free Amope Pedi Perfect Daily Moisturizer 8.45 oz. for free with the purchase of an Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot or Nail Care File for only $49.99.
  • Give Fun: For kids of all ages, shoppers can purchase unique gadgets and toys such as the AeroDrone X6 ($29.99) and a Black Spider Wireless Indoor Helicopter ($12.88). Customers will also find Buy One, Get One Free deals on select toys and electronics, including Dig-Gen earphones or headphones. Many children’s toys are also on sale for less than $10; the Radio-Controlled Licensed Car, Fashion Stylist Dolls, and Tough Truck Play Set of 4 are all offered at just $6.88 each.
  • Give Novelty: Wrap up a one-of-a-kind gift this season with a Grilled Cheese Toaster, Hot Dog Steamer or Mac and Cheese Maker, just $19.99 each. Pick out a charming LED LOVE marquee sign ($19.99) or a rockin’ SoundLogic Bluetooth Speaker ($14.99) for a memorable holiday this year.
  • Give Gift Cards: One of the most classic gift options, CVS/pharmacy offers more than 200 branded gift cards for popular restaurants and department stores, including Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks, Nike, Crate and Barrel, as well as major credit card companies American Express, MasterCard, and VISA. As part of CVS Health’s $10 million commitment to support Stand Up To Cancer, CVS/pharmacy has also partnered with MasterCard and InComm, to accelerate innovative cancer research with an exclusive Stand Up To Cancer branded gift card available at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide. With $1 of every gift card sold going to support the life-saving cancer research being done by Stand Up To Cancer, CVS/pharmacy and MasterCard will donate up to $525,000. This program runs through December 2016, making a thoughtful gift for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.
  • Give Silly and Sentimental: Customers can order photo prints, custom greeting cards and photo books for quick and convenient same-day pick-up with the “Photo Center” feature in the CVS Mobile app, online at CVS.com/photo, or in-store via the KODAK Picture Kiosk. Users can easily upload photos from thumb drives, smartphone camera rolls or social media like Facebook or Instagram to create memorable cards or gifts.

Healthier Holiday Entertaining 

CVS/pharmacy continues to expand its offerings to help customers make convenient health-conscious decisions when shopping for holiday parties. With dozens of new food and snack brands added nationwide, and fresh, refrigerated and healthier food items now available in more than 500 stores, CVS/pharmacy is helping shoppers meet and maintain their health goals, even during the busiest season. Through CVS/pharmacy’s “Fit Choices” shelf-tagging system, shoppers can quickly identify and purchase healthier food and snack options that are clearly labeled as: “Heart Healthy,” “Gluten Free,” “Sugar Free,” “Organic,” “Good Source of Protein,” and/or “Non-GMO Verified.”

  • Customers can choose from popular healthier brands such as Kind, Kashi, Stacy’s, Chobani, Vita Coco, Annie’s, Sabra, and Skinny Pop to satisfy salty or sweet cravings. Snacks from the CVS/pharmacy-exclusive Gold Emblem abound™ line are also great for entertaining friends and family, including Gold Emblem abound Heavenly Light Popcorn and Deluxe Mixed Nuts – perfect for munching until the main meal.
  • Shoppers can grab fresh fruit or a gallon of milk at their local CVS/pharmacy for baking traditional holiday recipes or completing a healthy family breakfast, so an extra trip to the grocery store is no longer needed to find many refrigerator and pantry staples.

Staying Healthy All Season Long 

According to a recent CVS/pharmacy survey, nearly two-fifths (37%) of Americans have missed a life event because they were feeling ill with flu-like symptoms. During the holidays it is important that shoppers protect themselves from the spread of germs and viruses when traveling or visiting loved ones. While picking up holiday goodies, customers can conveniently get a flu shot with no appointment necessary, including evenings and weekends. Customers can also grab necessities such as alcohol-based hand sanitizers, facial tissues, and vitamins to keep healthy and strong all season long. In case sniffles and symptoms do appear, over-the-counter remedies for cough, cold and flu are available every day, with select medicine cabinet musts included in the Black Friday sales event.

With extended hours at select locations and many 24-hour stores, shoppers are able to visit their local CVS/pharmacy when it’s most convenient for them. For specific store locations, visit CVS.com/stores.

About CVS/pharmacy
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 7,900 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 CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

Press Contact:
Stephanie Cunha, CVS/pharmacy
T: 401.770.9354
E: Stephanie.Cunha@CVS.com

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MinuteClinic opens its first retail clinics in Maine inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Portland and South Portland

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-11-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — MinuteClinic, the largest and fastest growing provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has opened its first retail clinics in Maine inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Portland and South Portland. State Senator Anne Haskell will join in a ribbon cutting today at the Portland clinic.

MinuteClinic now has more than 1,000 clinics in 33 states and the District of Columbia inside select CVS/pharmacy stores.  There are nearly 100 clinics in five New England states:  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Clinics are open seven days a week, including weekday evening hours. No appointment is necessary.  About 50 percent of MinuteClinic visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays.

“As we have experienced elsewhere in New England and across the United States, MinuteClinic can support the primary care medical home by offering services at convenient locations near where patients live and work and at times when traditional options for care may not be available for Portland area residents,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and executive vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Health. “We know there is a need for more accessible and affordable health care in Maine, and we believe the demand for MinuteClinic services will continue to grow due, in part, to the shortage of primary care physicians, the aging Baby Boomer population and the influx of newly insured patients through the Affordable Care Act.”

MinuteClinic nurse practitioners specialize in family health care and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat and ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections. Minor wounds, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available at most locations.

In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help patients identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health, including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and smoking cessation and weight loss management services.

Most health insurance is accepted at MinuteClinic. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and on www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most treatment starts at $79 – $99.

At the conclusion of each 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.

Approximately half of MinuteClinic patients nationwide do not have a personal physician, according to Sussman. Individuals who visit MinuteClinic without a primary care provider are given a list of physicians in the area who are accepting new patients.

MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Maine operate from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Portland, Maine MinuteClinic Locations

  • Portland, 111 Auburn Street (North Gate Shopping Center)
  • South Portland, 51 Market Street

About MinuteClinic
CVS/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 1,000 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 26 million patient visits, with a 95% customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive three consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.minuteclinic.com.

SOURCE MinuteClinic

CVS/pharmacy launched its 2nd annual in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)

Actress, director, producer and SU2C Ambassador Eva Longoria is featured in the in-store campaign running through November 28

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-11-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE:  CVS), today announced the launch of its second annual in-store fundraising campaign to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) that supports innovative cancer research that will help get new therapies to patients quickly and save more lives. The in-store fundraising campaign, which features actress and SU2C Ambassador Eva Longoria, is part of a three-year, $10 million commitment by CVS Health to SU2C.

Now through November 28, CVS/pharmacy customers can support SU2C in stores nationwide by making a $1 or $3 donation at the register or by donating online at www.CVS.com/SU2C. Donations made during this campaign will support SU2C’s collaborative cancer research model which supports “Dream Teams,” and brings together scientists from different institutions and across multiple disciplines to work together to translate their research from the laboratory to the patient.

“We’re so proud to collaborate with Stand Up To Cancer to positively impact people living with cancer,” said Helena Foulkes, President, CVS/pharmacy.  “Joining our colleagues and customers in supporting this groundbreaking research is a great extension of CVS Health’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”

The campaign will include in-store radio spots featuring Eva Longoria, which will remind shoppers that nearly 1.65 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, that there are more than 200 different types of cancer and that one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.

“We are making progress in the fight to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors, but with more than 1,600 people in the U.S. dying from cancer each day, there is still a great deal more that needs to be done,” said SU2C Co-founder Sue Schwartz. “We are incredibly grateful to CVS Health for giving people an easy way to make a donation to help advance our mission and remind everyone that it takes all of us to beat cancer.”

In September, CVS Health and SU2C announced a print, radio and digital public service announcement campaign, entitled “It’s Impossible to Beat Cancer Alone,” aimed at bringing awareness to the importance of collaboration in the fight against cancer and to encourage the general public to learn more and get involved.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.su2c.org/together and to make a donation, please visit www.CVS.com/SU2C.

About Eva Longoria
Actor, director, producer, and activist Eva Longoria is founder of the Eva Longoria Foundation, Eva’s Heroes, and spokesperson for Padres Contra el Cancer. The Golden Globe-nominated and SAG Award-winning actress stars in and executive produces the upcoming NBC comedy “Telenovela,” is executive producer of Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” the ESPN docu-series “Versus,” and documentaries HARVEST, FOOD CHAINS, and OUR TIMES. She also recently filmed the feature film LOW RIDERS, opposite Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir, slated for a 2016 release. A International Brand Ambassador for L’Oreal Paris, Longoria owns BESO restaurant, production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, two fragrances “EVA, by Eva Longoria” and “EVAmour,” has a NY Times bestselling cookbook EVA’s KITCHEN and recently launched a home collection with JCPenney, The Eva Longoria Home Collection.

About Stand Up To Cancer
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C’s scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.standup2cancer.org

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 7,900 retail drugstores, more than 1,000 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 70 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable, 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.

Media Contacts:

Mary Alfieri
Corporate Communications, CVS Health
401-770-9811
Mary.Alfieri@CVSCaremark.com

Eva Pereira
RF Binder (for CVS Health)
781-559-0424
eva.pereira@rfbinder.com

SOURCE CVS Health

CVS/pharmacy announces number of efforts to fight against the nationwide epidemic of prescription drug abuse

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-9-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is reinforcing its longstanding commitment in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of prescription drug abuse with a number of efforts launching this month.

CVS/pharmacy has expanded the availability of the opioid overdose reversal medicine, naloxone, in several states. The medication was already available at CVS/pharmacy without a prescription in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Naloxone is now available without a prescription at CVS/pharmacy locations in 12 additional states: Arkansas,California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania,South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin.

“Over 44,000 people die from accidental drug overdoses every year in the United Statesand most of those deaths are from opioids, including controlled substance pain medication and illegal drugs such as heroin. Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by providing access to this medication in our pharmacies without a prescription in more states, we can help save lives,” said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Practices at CVS/pharmacy. “While all 7,800 CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide can continue to order and dispense naloxone when a prescription is presented, we support expanding naloxone availability without a prescription and are reviewing opportunities to do so in other states.”

In addition, CVS Health is currently participating in a research project with Boston Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital to support a demonstration project of pharmacy-based naloxone rescue kits to help reduce opioid addiction and overdose deaths.

CVS/pharmacy has also renewed its Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, in which it has teamed up with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to donate drug collection units to police departments around the country to help their communities safely dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances.

“Our Safer Communities program has donated more than 400 drug collection units to local law enforcement around the country since last year, resulting in almost seven tons of unused medication being collected in our communities,” said Davis. “We are pleased to continue this program with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and provide a permanent drug disposal solution at local police departments.”

Police departments interested in receiving a drug collection unit can apply at www.cvs.com/safercommunities.

Also, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 26. On that day, hundreds of CVS/pharmacy locations around the country will host local law enforcement collection events in store parking lots from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. To locate a participating collection site, visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/.

Other on-going initiatives at CVS/pharmacy to combat prescription drug abuse include:

  • Availability of postage-paid Environmental Return System envelopes at all of its pharmacies with which customers can send their unwanted medications for secure and environmentally-safe disposal.
  • Identification of physicians who exhibit extreme patterns of prescribing high risk drugs such as pain medications and suspension of dispensing their controlled substance prescriptions.
  • Advocating at the federal and state levels to implement policy changes to curb prescription drug abuse, such as mandatory electronic prescribing of controlled substances and improved prescription drug monitoring programs.

About CVS/pharmacy
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 7,800 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 CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Health is available atwww.cvshealth.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Mike DeAngelis
mjdeangelis@cvs.com
401-770-2645

SOURCE CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy to reopen its two Baltimore stores damaged during protest activity last April

  • Demolition of closed Pennsylvania Ave. store begins Friday, August 28 to make way for a new store at same location
  • Reopenings expected by end of the year

Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 2015-8-28— /EPR Retail News/ — CVS/pharmacy announced today that it plans to reopen by the end of the year its two Baltimore stores that sustained heavy fire damage during protest activity last April.

Demolition work at the closed CVS/pharmacy at 2509 Pennsylvania Avenue will begin tomorrow morning at 7:00 AM. The store will be completely rebuilt and it is scheduled to reopen by the end of this year. CVS/pharmacy is also renovating its closed store at 2560 West Franklin Street and it is scheduled to reopen in the Fall.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Demolition work at 2509 Pennsylvania Ave. (corner of North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue) will begin at 7:00 AM on August 28, 2015.

“CVS/pharmacy is committed to serving the Baltimore community and we look forward to bringing back our two stores better than ever,” said Helena Foulkes, President of CVS/pharmacy. “When these stores reopen, we will be providing our customers and patients an enhanced selection of groceries and healthy food options along with the quality pharmacy care they have come to depend upon from CVS/pharmacy.”

Employees who worked at the closed stores have been serving their customers at other Baltimore locations over the past few months. Those employees will welcome their customers back to their neighborhood CVS/pharmacy once they reopen.

About CVS/pharmacy
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 7,800 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 CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics open inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Reno and Sparks Northern Nevada

  • MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Open in Northern Nevada
  • First Locations Inside Select CVS/pharmacy stores in Reno and Sparks

Woonsocket, R.I., 2014-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics opened today inside CVS/pharmacy stores in Reno and Sparks. They join eight MinuteClinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Las Vegas area in Southern Nevada.  MinuteClinic is the largest and fastest growing provider of walk-in medical clinics in the United States with more than 950 clinics in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

The clinics are located at the CVS/pharmacy store at 1695 Robb Dr. in Northwest Reno and 680 N. McCarran Blvd. in Sparks. Two additional clinics in Northern Nevada are expected to open in 2015.

MinuteClinic is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Most major health insurance is accepted. For patients paying cash or credit, treatment prices are posted at each clinic and on www.minuteclinic.com. The cost for most services starts at $79.

“The first MinuteClinic location in Nevada opened at a CVS/pharmacy store on the Las Vegas Strip in 2007 and since then thousands of residents and visitors have taken advantage of the increased access to high-quality, convenient and affordable medical care that is offered,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior vice president/associate chief medical officer, CVS Health. “The demand for MinuteClinic services will grow in Nevada due in part to the shortage of primary care physicians, the aging Baby Boomer population and the influx of newly insured patients through the Affordable Care Act.”

MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants 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, abrasions, skin conditions and joint sprains are treated, and common vaccinations such as influenza, tetanus, pneumonia and Hepatitis A & B are available at most locations. Walk-in camp, sports and college physicals are available daily.

In addition, MinuteClinic administers a series of wellness services designed to help patients identify lifestyle changes needed to improve their current and future health, including screenings and monitoring for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

MinuteClinic practitioners use a software program that at the conclusion of each visit generates educational material and a prescription (when clinically appropriate) for the patient, as well as a diagnostic record that can be sent via electronic health record, fax or mail to a primary care provider with patient permission.

Sussman says MinuteClinic is committed to helping patients find a medical home and believes it can play a complementary role in working with primary care providers.

“About 50 percent of visits occur on evenings, weekends and holidays when patients may not be able to get an appointment with their primary care provider,” Sussman said. “And about half of the patients seen at MinuteClinic do not have a personal physician.”

Patients who visit MinuteClinic without a primary care provider are provided a list of physicians in the area who are accepting new patients.

The MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics in Northern Nevada operate from

8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

About MinuteClinic
CVS/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 939 locations in 31 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 23 million patient visits, with a 95% customer satisfaction rating. MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive three consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit www.MinuteClinic.com.

Media Contacts:
Carolyn Castel
(401) 770-5717
CVS Health
ccastel@cvs.com

Brent Burkhardt
(410) 986-1303
TBC (for MinuteClinic)
bburkhardt@tbc.us