CVS Pharmacy Launches Prescription Delivery Service Nationwide

CVS Pharmacy is now offering home delivery nationwide for prescription drugs, for a service charge of $4.99.

CVS Pharmacy is now offering home delivery nationwide for prescription drugs and some front store items, for a service charge of $4.99. Same-day delivery is available in New York City, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, DC for a higher rate of $8.99. 

Customers can request delivery through the CVS Pharmacy app or by calling their local store. Not all prescriptions are eligible for delivery; controlled substances, medications that require refrigeration and those paid by Medicare B cannot be delivered. Individual insurance plans will also have to allow delivery for an order to go through. CVS states that their system will recognize if a given plan allows delivery.

Along with prescription drugs, some health and household items are also available for delivery, such as cold and flu remedies, allergy medications, pain relief, first aid, digestive health, vitamins, baby, personal and feminine care products. 

“The national launch of our prescription delivery service, including the expansion of same-day delivery in five new markets, is delivering on our promise to make staying healthy simpler for every patient, regardless of where they live,” said Kevin Hourican, President, CVS Pharmacy. “Through a fully customized digital experience, shoppers are now able to enjoy the convenience of CVS Pharmacy right at their doorstep. The rollout of delivery from nearly all of our 9,800 retail pharmacy locations nationwide represents another step forward for us in delivering innovative omnichannel solutions that help people on their path to better health.”

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The deliveries are handled by USPS. Orders placed by 4pm, Monday through Thursday will be delivered in 1 to 2 days; orders placed by 4pm on Friday will be delivered on Monday while orders place by 3pm on Saturday will be delivered by Tuesday. Any order placed after 3pm on Saturday or any time on Sunday will be delivered by Wednesday. Saturday and Sunday same-day delivery orders need to be placed by 11am and will be delivered by 4pm.

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This article originally appeared on MPR