There’s an App for That

Emily Torgerson  •   December 14, 2017

Americans spend five hours per day on mobile apps alone.[1] CVS Health offers three apps that make it easier for your employees to manage their health. With just one click, you and your employees may save money on pharmaceutical benefits. Help your employees take charge of their health by informing them of the apps below.

  1. CVS/caremark App — Participants with CVS/caremark prescription benefits can download the app and utilize most of its features without even signing in. Users can view complete prescription history that has been filled using a drug card, check prescription costs and coverage, refill a mail service prescription, and check for potential interactions among medications.
  2. CVS/pharmacy App — The original CVS app aims to enhance the customer experience, allowing consumers to order refills at CVS retail pharmacies, view MinuteClinic wait times and hold their place in line, and save money on everyday health needs by digitally sending personalized coupons and rewards to their ExtraCare Rewards card.
  3. CVS Specialty App — Living with a complex condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer is never easy, especially when it requires you to balance one or more specialty medications. It can be easy to accidentally miss a dosage or refill reminder, but this app allows you to receive notifications via text or e-mail when it’s time to refill a prescription, take your medicine or schedule a doctor’s appointment. You can even refill your prescription, receive shipping alerts and communicate with your care team via a secure messaging system.

With 54.7% of National CooperativeRx plan participants located within five miles of a CVS pharmacy, it is likely that many people would find value in these smartphone apps. A recent CVS Health analysis found that National CooperativeRx members could avoid paying $2.32 million in medical costs if digital adoption were to increase.

 

 

To download CVS apps, please visit the App Store for iPhone users or Google Play for Android.

 

[1] Perez, Sarah. “U.S. Consumers Now Spend 5 Hours per Day on Mobile Devices.”TechCrunch, TechCrunch, 3 Mar. 2017, techcrunch.com/2017/03/03/u-s-consumers-now-spend-5-hours-per-day-on-mobile-devices/.