CVS, the nation’s largest pharmacy chain, plans to offer same-day delivery of prescriptions in Manhattan next month and next-day delivery nationwide in 2018.
“Our goal is to meet the needs of all of our customers wherever, however and whenever they want,” said Helena Foulkes, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy. “Providing same and next-day options for delivery of medications is just another way we can help our patients get and stay healthy.”
CVS Pharmacy will offer free, same-day delivery service within hours from all locations in Manhattan beginning on December 4. Prescriptions and a selection of over-the-counter products will be delivered directly from CVS Pharmacy in secure tamper-proof packaging right to customers’ doors to assure complete privacy.
“People living and working in Manhattan have busy lives and there are days when they don’t even have time to run down the street to their pharmacy to pick up a prescription,” said Helena Foulkes, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy. “Same-day prescription delivery gives customers the easy option of having the pharmacy they trust deliver right to their front door at no cost.”
Same-day delivery will expand to Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and San Francisco in early 2018. These new delivery options will enhance CVS Pharmacy’s national network of solutions designed to give customers flexibility in how they want to shop.
CVS Pharmacy also continues to expand its partnership with delivery service Instacart to offer personal shopping at 2,600 CVS Pharmacy stores across the country for delivery of in-store products, including healthy food choices, beauty products and over-the-counter medications, with plans to expand the service to reach 50 percent of U.S. households by year end. CVS Curbside, which allows customers to shop online or via the CVS app for pick up in the store in an hour, without ever leaving their car, is active in locations coast-to-coast.
CVS has 9,100 retail locations nationwide.