CVS Health has announced that it is waiving fees for home delivery of prescription medications effective immediately. Of course, you’ll still have to pay for the cost of your prescription.
Your CVS Prescription Will Be Delivered for Free
The move comes in the wake of increasing concern over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the U.S.
“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.”
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance that Americans with health risks should stay at home as much as possible for now.
How much money will you save? Delivery fees varied by location depending on whether you chose one- or two-day delivery, but same-day home delivery costs $7.99 per order.
How to Get CVS Prescription Home Delivery
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 CVS Health Resources
Through Aetna, which CVS Health owns, the company says it is also providing 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