GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-3-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer now offers pharmacy services around-the-clock to customers in Toledo. The new 24/7 pharmacy service at the Sylvania Township location 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 Toledo 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.”
Located at 7240 W. Central Ave., the Sylvania Township Meijer 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 fourth store in the Meijer chain to offer 24/7 pharmacy services, the retailer will continue to consider 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 select generic oral antibiotics, prenatal vitamins, metformin immediate release for diabetics and atorvastatin calcium for high cholesterol. Since its inception in 2006, the Meijer free prescription program has filled more than 24 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers nearly $360 million.
Immunizations offered at the pharmacy include flu, measles, mumps, rubella, 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.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 200 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 apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
Joe Hirschmugl, 616-791-3943, Joseph.Hirschmugl@meijer.com