CVS Health grows Houston HealthHub footprint

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CVS Health is expanding its HealthHub format's reach in the city where it was piloted. The company is set to roll the store format out to 15 CVS Pharmacy locations in the greater Houston area following a three-store pilot that began last February. 

The company held a ribbon-cutting event at the HealthHub location at 5402 Westheimer Road, highlighting the expanded health care services the store offers. In-store services are focused on improving chronic condition management, as well as on overall health and wellness by providing advice and personalized care in a community pharmacy environment. 

"Helping people get well and stay well is at the heart of everything we do, and that is the focus of our new HealthHub stores here in Houston," said Jeffrey Schmidt, senior vice president of CVS Pharmacy. "Customers tell us they want local access to convenient, personalized and integrated health care. Our HealthHub locations do just that helping to elevate the store into a community-based health care destination where consumers can engage people they trust, who are accessible and knowledgeable, to help bring everything together in a better health experience at a lower cost."

The HealthHub expansion in Houston is part of the company's strategy to scale the program nationally, with plans to have up to 1,500 locations operating throughout the U.S. by the end of 2021.

"Patients deserve the coordinated care and tools necessary to manage their chronic conditions and easily determine what is best for their health," said Texas Rep. Jim Murphy, who helped dedicate the new stores. "I applaud CVS Health for creating a new front door to health care, and see a significant upside for the people of Houston seeking access to quality, affordable care under one roof."

Alan Lotvin, chief transformation officer for CVS Health, said, "We are delivering real change to the health care system. Through HealthHUBs, consumers are at the center of an unmatched retail health experience. The HealthHUB products and services are designed specifically with the consumer's health needs, challenges, and goals in mind, so that they can easily receive coordinated, personalized care in a familiar, neighborhood location."