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CVS Pharmacy upgrades prescription delivery benefit for CarePass members

Prescriptions and select wellness essentials are now available within hours through Shipt delivery for eligible CarePass members.
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CVS Pharmacy has upgraded its CarePass membership program. Members of its paid membership CarePass program with an eligible prescription now can have the prescription delivered within hours via an expanded partnership with Target-owned delivery service Shipt.

Members also can add everyday wellness essentials to their prescription delivery, including select items from categories like vitamins, digestive health, pain relief, first aid, grocery and more. Non-CarePass members may also choose same-day prescription delivery for $7.99.

This upgrade to the prescription delivery benefit is in addition to a list of already-available benefits of a CarePass membership, including access to a 24/7 pharmacist helpline, 20% off CVS Health brand products and free 1- to 2-day shipping on CVS.com. Members also receive a $10 Promo Reward every month, which can be spent on health, beauty, or everyday essentials in the store or online. CarePass launched nationally in August 2019 and customers may join in-store and here for $5 per month, or at a discounted annual membership fee of $48.

"The member response to the CarePass program is tremendous," said Neela Montgomery, president of CVS Pharmacy and executive vice president of CVS Health. "Our goal is to continuously evolve CarePass to meet our customers' changing needs. By speeding up prescription delivery for CarePass members to a matter of hours, we're offering additional convenience for the millions of members who've opted into the program."

"We're thrilled to expand our work with CVS to include free same-day delivery with CarePass, helping to meet the needs of even more CVS Pharmacy patients," said Shipt CEO, Kelly Caruso. "Our trusted network of 300,000 Shipt Shoppers deliver items safely and with care, which is critical for sensitive items like prescriptions. We look forward to collaborating with CVS Pharmacy on this effort."

Same-day delivery by Shipt currently is offered at nearly 8,000 CVS Pharmacy stores in 47 states for eligible prescription drug orders with qualifying prescription benefit programs and insurance plans.