CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has introduced a new vaccine scheduling tool designed to make it easy and efficient to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments online. The new tool can manage more than 250,000 requests daily and will reflect the amount of vaccine doses confirmed within Kroger’s system while allowing visitors to check vaccine eligibility and
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health plans to expand its portfolio of COVID-19 testing solutions with a new smartphone-enabled at-home test kit, the company said Tuesday. The new testing solution, currently awaiting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), will be the first rapid COVID-19 test that can be performed using only a smartphone and
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health, the health care division of The Kroger Co. said it will provide the COVID-19 vaccine nationwide across its 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics, partnering with the federal government and state health departments to administer the vaccine in accordance with the rollout plan. “Kroger Health is a COVID-19 response leader that
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has launched rapid antibody testing across its family of pharmacies. This move expands the company’s existing portfolio of in-clinic and at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests, to help inform patients if they have previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kroger Heath has remained committed to helping people
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health announced on Wednesday a comprehensive flu shot program, designed to help Americans get their recommended vaccines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes touchless in-store appointments and drive-thru vaccinations at community Flu Shot Centers across the country – both of which can be booked online. Kroger Health will also provide on-site
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has launched a new interactive prescription drug safety course for adults. The free wellness resource is made available through Kroger Health’s relationship with leading social-impact technology innovator EVERFI. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified opioid overdoses as the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S.,
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health, the healthcare division of Kroger Co., is making COVID-19 testing available at more than 220 clinic locations, the company said Thursday. Testing will be available by appointment for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. The expansion comes on the heels of the launch of the company’s employer-focused COVIDCare Plus testing program, and
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health on Thursday launched COVIDCare Plus, a coronavirus testing and health care solution for employers. The testing program is centered on Kroger Health’s FDA-authorized COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit, which combines self-administered testing with virtual supervision by a licensed healthcare provider to help ensure the highest level of accuracy of test results.
CINCINNATI — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Kroger Health emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit, the company said Wednesday. The testing solution combines the safety and convenience of at-home sample collection with the expert guidance of a telehealth consultation to help improve the quality of the collection process.
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health has launched a free telenutrition service to help Americans shop for, prepare and enjoy healthy food during the COVID-19 crisis. The service is the latest offering from Kroger Health’s “food as medicine” platform. During the pandemic, customers’ shopping styles, cooking preferences and eating routines have shifted. According to a customer trends report
CINCINNATI — Kroger Health, the health care division of Kroger Co., is expanding its free COVID-19 testing capabilities. The retailer is adding testing sites in Colorado, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. They join existing sites in Kentucky and Tennessee, which serve all priority groups, including health care workers, first responders and people with symptoms. The company will also begin piloting site-specific testing
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on how retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. When I entered the pharmacy profession, I took an oath to “devote my professional life to the service of all humankind.” Each and every day of my career, for the last 25 years, I’ve gone to