According to media reports, the senior population is most vulnerable to COVID-19 yet getting to the pharmacy to refill prescriptions is vital. The Center for disease control and prevention recommends that all Americans with health risks stay at home as much as possible to insulate themselves from the spread of the Corona Virus.
In response, CVS Pharmacy is now waiving all fees to have your prescriptions delivered to your home. “Being committed to the welfare of those we serve means being responsive to evolving needs and acting swiftly. This is particularly true in times of uncertainty,” said Troyen Brennan, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health. “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.” Normal delivery fees have been just under $8 per order, this new policy makes that $0.00 fee for delivery, of course, one will still have to pay for the cost of their prescription.
To order CVS prescription home delivery, you can do any of the following:
- Call your local CVS pharmacy
- Order through the CVS app
- Tap the link in an “Order ready” text message from CVS
More resources through Aetna, which is owned by CVS Health, the company says it will also provide the following resources to patients:
- No co-pay for coronavirus diagnostic testing and telemedicine visits
- 90-day maintenance medication prescriptions for insured and Medicare members (Medicaid provisions are in the works)
- Waived early refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications for members with pharmacy benefits