WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced earlier this month the opening of new HealthHUBs in 15 CVS Pharmacy locations in the greater Houston area as well as HealthHUBs in 16 CVS Pharmacy locations serving the Atlanta community.
During a ribbon-cutting event at the company’s HealthHUB on Westheimer Road in Houston, the community celebrated the new, innovative store format that features a broader range of health care services to help patients better manage chronic conditions; more products and services focused on overall health and wellness; and trusted advice and personalized care, all with the ease of walking into a local CVS Pharmacy.
“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 at 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.”
“Patients deserve the coordinated care and tools necessary to manage their chronic conditions and easily determine what is best for their health,” said Texas state Rep. Jim Murphy, who helped to 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,” he concluded.
At the ribbon-cutting event at the company’s HealthHUB on Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta, Ga., Dr. Alan Lotvin, chief transformation officer of CVS Health, said the retailer is 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.”
“Patients deserve the tools and support necessary to manage their chronic conditions and achieve the best possible health outcomes,” said Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), who attended the dedication of the new stores. “I applaud CVS Health for investing in the health of our state, and for providing an affordable solution for patients’ everyday needs.”
CVS Health began piloting HealthHUB locations last year to overwhelming customer satisfaction. The introduction of the HealthHUBs in Houston and Atlanta are part of the company’s strategy to scale the program nationally, with plans to have up to 1,500 locations operating across the U.S. by the end of 2021.