CVS sets up mobile pharmacy, pop-ups to serve Texas flood victims

CVS Pharmacy Deploys Additional Pharmacy Resources to Impacted Communities Following Hurricane Harvey. Mobile Pharmacy Unit Ready to Assist Patients at NRG Center in Houston. (PRNewsfoto/CVS Pharmacy)

CVS Pharmacy announced Tuesday that it is deploying emergency resources to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

A mobile pharmacy unit has been set up outside the NRG Center in Houston, where evacuees are now able to pick up prescriptions, purchase over-the-counter medications and receive recommended vaccines. The mobile pharmacy is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm.

In addition, CVS is working to help those displaced by Harvey by opening pop-up pharmacies at emergency shelters in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. These pop-up pharmacies offer the chance for pharmacists and pharmacy staff to council patients and help deliver prescriptions from nearby pharmacies.

Through this arrangement, CVS Pharmacy will be able to fill a one-time "emergency"
prescription, up to a 30-day supply, for shelter residents who are displaced or without their medication.
Earlier this week, the CVS Health Foundation announced a $200,000 donation for relief and recovery efforts, including $50,000 each to the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the American Red Cross as well as $25,000 to the Salvation Army to help the victims. The foundation is also matching donations by their colleagues up to $25,000.

CVS Health has also donated more than $90,000 worth products for personal hygiene, clean up and over-the-counter items to area shelters.