CVS customers, particularly the elderly, will be able to take advantage of steps its taking to make those needing prescription services less vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
Beginning immediately, CVS Pharmacy will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking those at high risk for COVID-19 complications to stay at home as much as possible, this is a convenient option to avoid travel to the pharmacy for refills or new prescriptions.
Caremark, through provider Aetna, is working with all clients to waive early refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications. Most Caremark clients already offer 90-day supplies of maintenance medications and the option of home delivery from CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy with no delivery cost.
“The latest steps we’re taking will help ensure patients of all ages have every option available to them when it comes to filling prescriptions,” Troyen Brennan, executive vice president and chief medical officer for CVS Health, said in a statement. “As long as COVID-19 continues to be a threat, we’ll maintain a relentless focus on how best to serve our patients, members and customers.”