Rite Aid announces the opening of HealthSpot stations inside 25 Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio

CAMP HILL, PA, 2015-7-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid, one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains and HealthSpot®, a pioneer in patient and provider driven healthcare technology, announced today the opening of HealthSpot stations inside 25 Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio. Through the HealthSpot stations, customers will be able conveniently access a variety of quality healthcare services including pediatric care. The HealthSpot stations are located inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in Akron/Canton, Cleveland and Dayton/Springfield. Rite Aid and HealthSpot first announced their partnership in November 2014.

“The opening of the first HealthSpot stations inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio is another step in our transformation into retail healthcare company,” said Robert I. Thompson, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “This first-of-its-kind model pairs licensed healthcare providers with state-of-the-art technology to deliver a truly unique solution to consumers looking for convenient and quality healthcare. We are excited to be bringing such an innovative concept to market and look forward to introducing our customers to HealthSpot.”

Through proprietary cloud-based telemedicine software, HealthSpot allows users to interact with nationally recognized providers in a private, 40-square foot station using high-definition videoconferencing and interactive medical devices including a stethoscope, an otoscope, a pulse oximeter and a magnascope. Each HealthSpot station is supported by a trained wellness attendant who can help the patient as needed from check-in to check-out.

Customers ages 3 and above can be treated for minor and common health conditions, including cold and flu, rashes and skin conditions, eye conditions, earaches and seasonal allergies. A record of the visit is maintained, ensuring seamless communication and continuity of care. The software platform also interfaces with insurance eligibility, electronic medical records and billing systems.

“Telehealth is a key driver in the revolution of our healthcare delivery system. HealthSpot brings together a set of unique technologies, devices and local healthcare providers to create a one-of-a-kind healthcare experience,” said Steve Cashman, HealthSpot CEO. “We are thrilled to be working with Rite Aid to pilot this new healthcare model as the first retail clinic truly integrated with local health systems to expand access to affordable and convenient healthcare in Ohio.”

In Ohio, customers will be able to connect with a network of medical professionals from Cleveland Clinic, Kettering Health Network and University Hospitals, including pediatric specialists from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, as part of HealthSpot’s Care Network. The Care Network, a key component in building the infrastructure necessary to offer affordable, quality healthcare in retail, enables clinicians to extend their reach into local communities and serve more patients with expanded hours through HealthSpot stations. Since opening in late May, HealthSpot stations at Rite Aid have served thousands of Rite Aid customers.

To find the nearest Rite Aid with a HealthSpot station and hours of operation, visit www.riteaid.com/HealthSpot. No appointment is necessary and most insurance will be accepted.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

HealthSpot® is healthcare, reimagined. A pioneer in connected care, HealthSpot has built a comprehensive healthcare delivery platform that combines cloud-based software with the award-winning HealthSpot station and digital medical devices. HealthSpot’s platform radically transforms today’s healthcare system by enabling the delivery of quality, affordable medical care through a diverse professional care network for patients in efficient, convenient locations like pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, employer and community sites, universities and the home. For more information on HealthSpot, go to www.healthspot.net.

The HealthSpot name and logo are registered marks of HealthSpot Inc. All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Rite Aid to help senior customers choose the best prescription drug plan during the annual Medicare Part D enrollment period

Rite Aid Offering Resources In-Store and Online to Help Customers Choose the Best Prescription Drug Plan for 2015

Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-10-15— /EPR Retail News/ — To help senior customers as they get ready to select a prescription drug plan (PDP) or update their existing coverage during the upcoming annual Medicare Part D enrollment period, Rite Aid is once again offering free resources. Beginning Oct. 15, customers can use Rite Aid’s Medicare Advisor, available at any Rite Aid pharmacy, to request the three lowest-cost prescription drug plans based on current prescriptions filled at Rite Aid*. Rite Aid’s Medicare Advisor is also available online at www.riteaid.com/medicareadvisor.

“Rite Aid is committed to offering convenient, informative and easy-to-understand resources to help our customers make the best decisions to achieve their individual health and wellness goals,” said Robert I. Thompson, executive vice president of pharmacy for Rite Aid. “Prescriptions play an important role in maintaining good health and that’s why it’s important to review your prescription drug coverage each year. Accessible in Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide or from home, our Medicare Advisor is a valuable tool for customers evaluating their prescription coverage, helping them to confidently choose the best plan based on their prescription needs.”

With Rite Aid’s Medicare Advisor, customers can compare the estimated annual costs of various plans, including monthly premiums, brand and generic co-pays and drugs covered. Customers can then discuss their Medicare Advisor report with their Rite Aid pharmacists, who are available to answer questions they may have.

Rite Aid will serve as the exclusive co-branded preferred pharmacy provider for the new Symphonix Rite Aid Premier Rx (PDP)**. There is no deductible for those enrolled in the plan, which also offers low copays and covers an expansive list of covered medications. Rite Aid is also the exclusive preferred pharmacy provider for the Symphonix Rite Aid Value Rx (PDP)**. Both plans are available everywhere Rite Aid operates except Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.

Rite Aid is in the networks of hundreds of other Medicare prescription drug plans; seewww.riteaid.com/medicareadvisor for more information.

The Medicare Part D enrollment period runs through December 7, 2014.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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*A complete list of all the Part D plans Rite Aid participates in is also available upon request. **Other pharmacies are available in the network. Rite Aid participates with other Medicare Part D Plans. A full list of all Prescription Drug Plans with which Rite Aid participates is available upon request. Symphonix Rite Aid Premier Rx and Symphonix Rite Aid Value Rx are offered by Symphonix Health Insurance, a Part D Plan with a Medicare Contract.  Enrollment in Symphonix Rite Aid Value Rx and Symphonix Rite Aid Premier Rx depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided is a summary, not a complete description of benefits. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, pharmacy network and/or copayments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Part B premiums.

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Media: Ashley Flower 717-975-5718