WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Pharmacy announced today that the company has opened a mobile pharmacy in Elkview, West Virginia, in response to the deadly flooding that devastated the area in late June. In order to serve community members whose pharmacies have been damaged or destroyed, CVS Pharmacy opened a mobile pharmacy at Elkview Middle School, located at 5090 Elk River Road. Located near the school's basketball court, the mobile pharmacy will be open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and will be fully staffed to meet the community's pharmacy care needs.
The CVS Pharmacy store, located at 221 Crossings Mall Road in Elkview, has been inaccessible since Thursday, June 23, when floodwaters destroyed a bridge that allowed customers and patients to access the Crossings Mall, where the store is located. It is one of several area pharmacies that are closed as a result of the flooding that devastated the area. Other CVS Pharmacy stores in the area, including locations in Charleston, Dunbar and Montgomery, are also open and ready to serve patients whose pharmacies were impacted by the severe flooding.
In addition to being able to pick up their prescription medications at the mobile pharmacy, customers can also receive recommended vaccines, such as Tdap, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, as well as purchase a variety of over-the-counter medications. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health has reminded residents to check their immunization status to ensure they are protected against tetanus, particularly among first responders and community members who are exposed to flood waters during cleanup.
"CVS Pharmacy is committed to ensuring that West Virginia residents hit hard by the June flooding have continued access to critical pharmacy care services," said Scott Wasikowski, Area Vice President of CVS Pharmacy in West Virginia. "Whether they are dispensing medications or providing vaccinations, our Elkview pharmacy team is ready to help as the surrounding area begins to recover and rebuild."
In addition to opening the mobile pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy has provided thousands of dollars worth of infant care, personal hygiene and over-the-counter items to Direct Relief. These donated goods have been distributed to four area community health centers in and around Charleston, West Virginia.
About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with over 9,600 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.
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