Rite Aid Corporation announces Reliance ACO as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative

Member Physicians, Rite Aid Pharmacists and Special Care Coaches to Provide Personalized, Community-Based Health Management to Chronic and Poly-Chronic Patients

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-7-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) has announced Reliance ACO, based in southeast Mich., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. Through Rite Aid Health Alliance, physicians, Rite Aid pharmacists and special care coaches provide comprehensive care and support to individuals with chronic and poly-chronic health conditions, helping them achieve health improvement goals established by their physicians. Reliance ACO is the eighth partner to join Rite Aid Health Alliance.

“Adding healthcare providers, such as Reliance ACO, to our Rite Aid Health Alliance portfolio further enables us to provide our communities with unique healthcare resources,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “We look forward to collaborating with our latest partner, Reliance ACO, as we work to bring a broad range of services to patients with chronic and poly-chronic conditions in southeast Michigan.”

Rite Aid’s Health Alliance integrated care model is a first for the drugstore industry, because it uniquely leverages the combined expertise of community pharmacists, who are one of the most accessible and trusted resources among healthcare providers, along with specially trained in-store care coaches. Physicians can refer patients who they feel would benefit from additional coaching in areas such as medication management and meal and exercise planning. All members of the care team will communicate regularly with physicians in a true partnership to improve patients’ overall health.

“Reliance ACO is excited to announce its partnership with Rite Aid Health Alliance. This collaboration represents our commitment to improving patient outcomes and delivering cost effective healthcare,” said Gene Farber, Reliance ACO CEO. “By partnering with Rite Aid pharmacists and care coaches in our community, our patients will have expanded access to tools and resources to manage their chronic and poly-chronic conditions successfully.”

Through Rite Aid Health Alliance, patients with chronic conditions, such as congestive heart failure, COPD, high cholesterol and diabetes, are recommended to the program by their primary care physician. Rite Aid pharmacists and specially trained care coaches, located in Rite Aid pharmacies, work with the physician and patient on an on-going basis to improve the patient’s overall health and self-management abilities. The care team members collaborate with the patient to establish health goals, eliminate barriers and create a personalized health care action plan in coordination with the patient’s physician.

Rite Aid is currently piloting Rite Aid Health Alliance partnerships with High Point, N.C.-based Cornerstone Health Care; Glendale, Calif.-based Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (“ApolloMed”); Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network of Buffalo, N.Y.; Penn State Hershey Health System of Hershey, Pa.; Heritage Provider Network based in Marina Del Rey, Calif; Physician Direct ACO of Sylvan Lake, Mich.; Louisville, Ky. based Quality Independent Physicians.

In these markets at select Rite Aid pharmacies, Rite Aid provides the care coaches on the team through its wholly owned subsidiary Health Dialog, a leading provider of healthcare patient support, analytics and decision support. Rite Aid care coaches will be available in Rite Aid pharmacies, and specialize in behavior change to help patients address lifestyle health issues.

The full range of services available to patients participating in Rite Aid Health Alliance includes medication compliance support; comprehensive medication reviews and reconciliation; nutrition and weight management information; disease education; exercise coaching and tobacco cessation support. Records of all interactions, which occur in Rite Aid pharmacies, as well as updates from the physician, are stored electronically, along with patient profiles including medications and lab results. This supports continuity of care and provides convenient access of information to other members of the patient’s healthcare team.

Rite Aid Corporation 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.

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Rite Aid’s VP of pharmacy services Mike Podgurski named the 2015 Honorary President by the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

CAMP HILL, PA, 2015-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today that Mike Podgurski, Rite Aid’s vice president of pharmacy services, has been named the 2015 Honorary President by the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

The honor is awarded each year to an individual in recognition of their commitment to supporting the Association’s mission and goals including protecting public health and promoting the Association’s initiatives. Podgurski, a licensed pharmacist with more than 40 years’ experience, was formally recognized during NABP’s Annual Awards Dinner yesterday, the culminating event of the Association’s 111th Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

“Over the course of his career, Mike has made a profound and lasting impact here at Rite Aid and across the retail pharmacy industry,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “We are extremely proud of Mike and we are especially grateful for his many contributions to our company, which have helped us to deliver superior patient care to our pharmacy customers nationwide. Mike is a true servant leader and a champion of community pharmacy and is most-deserving of this honor.”

In presenting the award, the Association recognized Mike’s ongoing commitment to the Association through his participation on numerous NABP and industry committees and task forces including the NABP’s Task Force on Pharmacy Licensure Standards, its Community Pharmacy Accreditation Program Steering Committee and its Task Force on Pharmacy Automation; the American Pharmacists Association’s Work Group on the Future of Pharmacy, and the Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee. He was also involved with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Roundtable on Health Information Technology and Prescription Drug Abuse and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Work Group.

Podgurski joined Rite Aid in 1987 through the Company’s acquisition of SupeRx. During his nearly 30 year tenure at Rite Aid, he has held a variety of positions covering several functional areas including pharmacy operations, pharmacy services, pharmacy development, government affairs and third party administration. Podgurski was named to his current role in June 2007.

A past member and officer of the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy, which he served for 15 years, Podgurski is a member of several professional organizations including the American Pharmacists Association; the National Community Pharmacy Association; the National Association of Chain Drug Stores; the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

Podgurski earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from West Virginia University.

Rite Aid Corporation 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.

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Rite Aid: RediClinic and MultiCare Health System form joint venture to expand access to healthcare services in the greater Seattle area

11 RediClinics to Open Inside Select Seattle-Area Rite Aid Pharmacies this Spring

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-5-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today that RediClinic, one of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries and a leading operator of convenient care clinics, and MultiCare Health System, a leading, not-for-profit health care organization that offers a comprehensive network of services across the Puget Sound region, have formed a joint venture to expand access to healthcare services in the greater Seattle area. Through the joint venture, RediClinic and MultiCare will collaborate to operate 11 RediClinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies. MultiCare currently operates a convenient care clinic inside the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 5700 100th Street SW in Lakewood.

Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Robert Thompson, RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin and MultiCare Health System President and CEO Bill Robertson will officially announce the joint venture and mark the first of 11 clinic openings with a ribbon-cutting today at 10 a.m. PT at the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 15100 S.E. 38th Street in Bellevue, Wash.

“Rite Aid is excited to announce this joint venture, a strategic expansion of our existing relationship with MultiCare Health System,” said Thompson. “MultiCare shares Rite Aid and RediClinic’s commitment to providing high-quality, convenient and affordable healthcare to the communities it serves, and we look forward to collaborating with MultiCare to offer an additional level of care to our customers across Seattle.”

“We are very excited to partner with MultiCare, a leader in patient care in Tacoma and across Washington, as we work to open the first RediClinics in the Pacific Northwest,” added Golinkin. “As one of the pioneers in convenient care, RediClinic has served more than 1.7 million consumers since opening its first clinic in 2005, and we look forward to introducing our unique model of high-quality, convenient and affordable care to Seattle area residents.”

The RediClinics in Seattle will be staffed by board certified MultiCare nurse practitioners, who are trained and licensed to treat common conditions and provide preventive services in collaboration with MultiCare affiliated physicians. Patients can be treated for more than 30 common medical conditions, and the nurse practitioners are able to write prescriptions for these conditions when appropriate.

“MultiCare is pleased to expand our partnership with Rite Aid, bringing more healthcare choices to patients in King and Snohomish counties,” said Robertson. “We know that consumers are looking for convenient access to high-quality care and RediClinics offer such an option.”

In addition to the Bellevue location, RediClinics are currently open inside the following Rite Aid locations:

17226 Smokey Point, Arlington
3905 Factoria Mall SE, Bellevue
16222 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek

RediClinics will open inside the following locations this spring:

18022 68th Avenue NE, Kenmore
3023 78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
18906 State Route 2, Monroe
1700 Mukilteo Speedway #500, Mukilteo
3066 Issaquah Pine Lake Road SE, Sammamish
655 NW Richmond Beach Road, Shoreline
14035 NE Woodinville-Duvall, Woodinville

RediClinics also provide a broad range of preventive services, including screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams; and the company’s innovative and acclaimed Weigh Forward® weight/lifestyle management program is offered at many RediClinics and licensed to other providers.

Rite Aid Corporation 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.

RediClinic has given consumers easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare since 1989. The company currently operates 34 clinics inside H-E-B grocery stores in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, as well as 30 clinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Seattle areas. Since opening its first in-store clinic in 2005, RediClinic has successfully treated more than 1.7 million patients. In addition to treating common medical conditions and providing preventive care, the company’s acclaimed Weigh Forward® weight/lifestyle management program is offered in the company’s clinics and licensed to other providers. RediClinic is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rite Aid Corporation. For more information about clinic locations, hours of operation, services and prices, visit www.rediclinic.com.

MultiCare Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 10,000 employees and a comprehensive network including Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital, MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians, as well as numerous primary care, specialty and urgent care clinics and community outreach services.

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Rite Aid Corporation opens 24 RediClinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C and Philadelphia markets

24 RediClinics Now Open in Greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia Markets

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-2-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) announced today that 24 RediClinics are now open inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C and Philadelphia markets. These are the first clinics to open inside Rite Aid pharmacies since Rite Aid acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics, last April.

Rite Aid President and Chief Operating Officer Ken Martindale, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Robert Thompson and RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin will officially mark the clinic openings with a ribbon-cutting today at 10:30 a.m. at the Rite Aid pharmacy located at 3599 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square, Pa.

“Today marks an important milestone not only for Rite Aid and RediClinic but for our customers in greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia too,” said Martindale. “As a community pharmacy, we are on the front lines of community health every day and it’s critical that we provide the types of programs, resources and services needed to help our customers live and stay well. Providing high-quality, convenient and affordable healthcare through an in-store RediClinic is just one example of how we are taking our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our customers to the next level.”

Added Golinkin, “As one of the pioneers in convenient care, RediClinic has provided more than 1.5 million consumers with easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare since 2005. Now as a part of Rite Aid, we are bringing our services and programs to new customers in new markets, helping Rite Aid take even better care of its customers. We are excited to have opened the first wave of clinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia markets, and we look forward to growing with Rite Aid and improving the health and wellbeing of our customers and communities.”

RediClinics in these markets are staffed by board certified nurse practitioners, who are trained and licensed to treat common conditions and provide preventive services, in collaboration with local physicians who are affiliated with leading local healthcare systems. Patients can be treated for more than 30 common medical conditions and RediClinic’s clinicians are able to write prescriptions for these conditions when appropriate.

RediClinics also provide a broad range of preventive services, including screenings, medical tests, immunizations, and basic physical exams; and the company’s innovative and acclaimed Weigh Forward® weight/lifestyle management program is offered at many RediClinics and licensed to other providers.

“RediClinics are a natural extension of the services our customers currently receive from Rite Aid pharmacists and we are pleased to demonstrate this additional layer of healthcare support,” said Thompson. “We believe our customers will really appreciate having this service available to them in a setting they already trust.”

Rite Aid plans to open additional RediClinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies across greater Seattle later this spring. The Company will also look to open additional clinic locations in Texas where RediClinic is already a leading provider of convenient care services.

Rite Aid Corporation 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.

RediClinic has given consumers easy access to high-quality, affordable healthcare since 1989. The company currently operates 31 clinics inside H-E-B grocery stores in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas, as well as 24 clinics inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Since opening its first in-store clinic in 2005, RediClinic has successfully treated more than 1.5 million patients. In addition to treating common medical conditions and providing preventive care, the company’s acclaimed Weigh Forward® weight/lifestyle management program is offered in the company’s clinics and licensed to other providers. RediClinic is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rite Aid Corporation. For more information about clinic locations, hours of operation, services and prices, visit www.rediclinic.com.

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Rite Aid reduces the price of flu shots by $5 in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reports Early Signs of Increased Flu Activity, Expects Further Increases in Coming Weeks

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid is reducing the price of flu shots by $5 to encourage people who have not yet received their annual flu shot to get vaccinated. From now through December 13, flu shots will be available from Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacists at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide at a reduced price of only $26.99*, subject to state regulations. Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B.

“With flu activity expected to increase over the next several weeks, it’s important for people to know that it’s not too late to get a flu shot,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “We are encouraging our customers who haven’t done so already to visit their local Rite Aid and conveniently get vaccinated against the flu during National Influenza Vaccination Week.”

Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2005, National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. Flu symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, muscle aches, headaches, fatigue and running nose. Additional information about the upcoming flu season can be found at www.cdc.gov.

Last month, Rite Aid launched Vaccine Central, an assessment tool where visitors can complete an immunization evaluation, track their personal immunization history and find other educational resources on immunizations available at Rite Aid. Rite Aid pharmacists are also able to administer vaccinations for 12 other diseases, such as pertussis (whooping cough), shingles and pneumonia, subject to state regulations. To learn more about Vaccine Central, visit www.riteaid.com/vaccinecentral.

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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 *Vaccines available while supplies last. Age restrictions apply in some states. See pharmacist for details. Discount applies to standard trivalent flu shot only thru 12/13/14.

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Rite Aid provides convenient and comprehensive resources to help customers prepare for the upcoming Affordable Care Act enrollment period

Customers Can Access Independent, Licensed Insurance Agents for Free Consultations Via Convenient Hotline

Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — To help customers prepare for the upcoming Affordable Care Act enrollment period, Rite Aid is once again providing convenient and comprehensive resources to assist them in choosing the best health insurance choices for themselves and their families. Beginning Nov. 15, independent, licensed insurance agents will be available through a dedicated toll free number to enroll customers and provide free consultations with customers to answer questions on the Affordable Care Act.

The agents will be able to help customers compare healthcare plans based on individual needs, and will be able to advise customers on Medicaid eligibility in applicable states. Customers will also be able to enroll in a plan over the phone if they choose. All Rite Aid stores will have brochures with information on the Affordable Care Act and information will also be offered on www.riteaid.com/affordablecare.

“Providing customers with access to independent and licensed insurance agents reinforces our commitment to improving the health and wellness of our communities,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “We know that many of our customers will be looking for help as they search for the best health insurance solutions for themselves and their families and our resources will help them make the right choices this enrollment period.”

Agents are available at 1-855-880-8777, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST and Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

The Affordable Care Act open enrollment period runs through February 15, 2015.

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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Rite Aid Corporation announces Physician Direct ACO as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative

Member Physicians, Rite Aid Pharmacists and Special Care Coaches to Provide Personalized, Community-Based Health Management to Chronic and Poly-Chronic Patients

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) has announced Physician Direct ACO, based in Sylvan Lake, Mich., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. Through Rite Aid Health Alliance, physicians, Rite Aid pharmacists and special care coaches provide comprehensive care and support to individuals with chronic and poly-chronic health conditions, helping them achieve health improvement goals established by their physicians.

“Since launching our Rite Aid Health Alliance program, we’ve received positive feedback from our physician partners, care coaches, pharmacists and patients alike,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “As we continue to expand Rite Aid Health Alliance, we are excited to announce Physician Direct ACO as our latest Rite Aid Health Alliance partner and to be working with them to improve the health and wellbeing of the chronic and poly-chronic patients in northern Oakland County.”

Rite Aid’s Health Alliance integrated care model is a first for the drugstore industry, because it uniquely leverages the combined expertise of community pharmacists, who are one of the most accessible and trusted resources among healthcare providers, along with specially trained in-store care coaches. Physicians can refer patients who they feel would benefit from additional coaching in areas such as medication management and meal and exercise planning. All members of the care team will communicate regularly with physicians in a true partnership to improve patients’ overall health.

“Through Rite Aid’s Health Alliance program, we’ll be able to further our mission of being a leader in the delivery of high quality and cost effective healthcare,” said Rodger Prong, Physician Direct ACO executive director. “By working closely with Rite Aid pharmacists and care coaches, physicians will be in an even greater position to help their patients successfully manage their condition and achieve desired health outcomes.”

Through Rite Aid Health Alliance, patients with chronic conditions, such as congestive heart failure, COPD, high cholesterol and diabetes, are recommended to the program by their primary care physician. Rite Aid pharmacists and specially trained care coaches, located in Rite Aid pharmacies, work with the physician and patient on an on-going basis to improve the patient’s overall health and self-management abilities. The care team members collaborate with the patient to establish health goals, eliminate barriers and create a personalized health care action plan in coordination with the patient’s physician.

Rite Aid previously announced that it is piloting Rite Aid Health Alliance partnerships with High Point, N.C.-based Cornerstone Health Care; Glendale, Calif.-based Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (“ApolloMed”); Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network of Buffalo, N.Y.; Penn State Hershey Health System of Hershey, Pa.; and Heritage Provider Network based in Marina Del Rey, Calif.

In these markets at select Rite Aid pharmacies, Rite Aid provides the care coaches on the team through its wholly owned subsidiary Health Dialog, a leading provider of healthcare patient support, analytics and decision support. Health Dialog coaches will be available in Rite Aid pharmacies, and specialize in behavior change to help patients address lifestyle health issues.

The full range of services available to patients participating in Rite Aid Health Alliance includes medication compliance support; comprehensive medication reviews and reconciliation; nutrition and weight management information; disease education; exercise coaching and tobacco cessation support. Records of all interactions, which occur in Rite Aid pharmacies, as well as updates from the physician, are stored electronically, along with patient profiles including medications and lab results. This supports continuity of care and provides convenient access of information to other members of the patient’s healthcare team.

Rite Aid Corporation 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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Investors: Matt Schroeder 717-214-8867 or investor@riteaid.com

Media: Ashley Flower 717-975-5718