February 3, 2016
Our guests in a few cities may have noticed a new look in the pharmacy on their last Target run. Following CVS Health’s completed acquisition of Target’s pharmacies and clinics in December, the first CVS branded pharmacy locations have begun opening in select Target stores in North Carolina, Nevada and New Hampshire.
Teams from Target and CVS Health will spend the next several months converting the 1672 pharmacies and 79 clinics in Target stores nationwide to CVS Pharmacy and Minute Clinic locations. This process includes converting technologies and systems, training employees, putting in place operations to best serve our shared guests and, finally, rebranding the physical space.
“We know that our guests are looking to make smarter choices for themselves and their families when it comes to their overall health and wellbeing. Now that the rebranding is underway, more and more guests each day will have access to CVS Health’s best-in-class retail health care offerings alongside Target’s signature one-stop shopping experience. At the same time, Target is shifting additional resources to our efforts in the Wellness signature category, with a focus on helping guests eat well, be active and find natural and clean label options,” said Brian Cornell, Target’s Chairman and CEO.
So, what does this mean if you’re a pharmacy guest? You now have access to CVS Health’s leading pharmacy and clinical programs to help them stay healthy. Programs like Maintenance Choice®, ScriptSync™ and ReadyFill make managing prescriptions simple and convenient. Pharmacy Advisor® helps encourages better adherence through personalized support, and Specialty Connect serves our specialty pharmacy guests. You’ll also be able to enroll in ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards, CVS Health’s loyalty program.
In addition, you’ll have access to convenient and easy-to-use digital tools that let you do things like scan to refill, get medication reminders, and make in-store pickup easier.
You’ll also see CVS branded signage throughout the store, including on the outside. Pharmacy technicians will wear blue scrubs, pharmacists will wear CVS-branded lab coats, prescription bottles will look a little different and both the pharmacy and clinics will get new paint and other fresh touches.
Within each location, the rebranding, remodeling and systems changeovers will happen together to ensure a smooth and swift conversion for guests and store teams. The most noticeable physical changes will happen overnight – meaning the pharmacy or clinic will close as Target Pharmacy or Target Clinic and open the next morning as CVS Pharmacy or Minute Clinic.
To find out if a pharmacy or clinic is now a CVS Pharmacy or Minute Clinic, please visit Target.com/pharmacy and enter store location information.
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