CVS has really upped the standards for other pharmacies and drug stores with the recent release of it’s iPad app. Basically, by logging into the app, you see a virtual CVS. While it has a lot of non-medical uses, that are actually pretty cool, there are two parts of the CVS app I want to to feature. First off, I just think this app looks neat. The only time I’ve been in a CVS was when I was in North Carolina last summer First, the pharmacy center. When you pull it up on the app, it looks just like you stepped up to the front desk at a pharmacy. Here are a few of the features of the pharmacy center:
- Scan your Refill: Just scan the barcode on any prescription, and it will show up in your queue to refill it
- Manage presciriptions for yourself and your family from the tablet.
- Use the Rapid Refill feature to refill your common prescriptions
- You can “grab” your prescriptions that have been saved and quickly refill them
The other health-related features is the MinuteClinic. This basically provides information about the walk-in clinics that are located inside of CVS stores. When you go here in the app, you can do the following things:
- Find the nearest clinic and its hours
- Check out what services are offered and what the costs are
- Check to see if your insurance is accepted
I’m a very visual person, which is why I like this app. Even though it’s all virtual, and you aren’t actually going up to the counter, it kind of makes it more fun. This is definitely a great app for anyone that really uses the services at CVS on a regular basis. It’s definitely a lot easier to use than some of the websites I’ve seen different pharmacies creating.
The app is free and can be downloaded for the iPad here.