CVS, known also as CVS Pharmacy, is a subsidiary of the American health care giant CVS Health, which also appears to be the largest chain of pharmacy in the United States by total revenues from the prescriptions and number of its pharmacies. At the present time, there are more than 9,600 locations of CVS Pharmacy within the United States. One of the company’s most notable competitors is Walgreen’s, the information about which you can find on our website as well (on the Walgreen’s Near Me page). In this article, you are able to find CVS near me and closest locations of its pharmacies to you, work hours of pharmacies, and coupons that will allow you to get really lucrative deals.
The first CVS drug store was founded back in 1963 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and the company’s headquarters can be found exactly in that state, namely in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. However, the name “CVS” – which stands for “Consumer Value Stores” – was not used at that time. The first CVS name appeared in 1964, when the company had only 17 retail stores. 5 years later, there were no more than 40 retail stores yet. 1967 was the year when CVS launched the first pharmacy department in its stores (right, this company wasn’t initially a pharmacy). Moreover, Melville Corporation acquired the company in 1969, boosting the company’s growth substantially.
In the 1970s, the company started to acquire other drug and discount stores, reaching the number of 400 stores by 1981. A year earlier, CVS had become the 15th-largest chain of pharmacies in the United States. Yet, what is especially notable is the fact that the company’s CEO in 1996 decided to sell non-drug business and quit the Melville Corporation, thus founding another parent corporation for CVS Pharmacy which is known nowadays as CVS Health.
In the 1990s, the company acquired Soma, an online retailer of drugs, though its domain (www.soma.com) doesn’t belong to CVS nowadays and its website can be accessed through www.cvs.com/. One of the latter acquisitions took place in 2015 when CVS acquired Target’s retail clinic and pharmacy businesses (Target is another retail giant in the United States). Recently, the corporation’s CEO states that “CVS” means for him “Convenience, Value, and Service” now.
Keep in mind that CVS sells its products not only via the chain of CVS Pharmacy stores, but also via Longs Drugs retail stores. The corporation also owns more than 1,100 medical clinics branded “MinuteClinic.” Another thing you should be aware of is that you can find not only drugs in the CVS stores, but also photo and film finishing services, cosmetics, beauty products, over-the-counter medicines, general merchandise, convenience foods, and greeting cards. One of the products that sparked enormous controversy were the cigarettes, resulting in the corporation’s cease of trading cigarettes and tobacco products on September 3rd, 2014.
CVS Near Me: Locations
As it was already stated above, there are over 9,600 CVS drug stores across the United States and Puerto Rico. However, it must be pointed out that the corporation’s online business is expanding while the brick-and-mortar retail business is stagnating, which has led to the closure of over 70 stores in 2017. The company also owns more than 1,100 clinics across the United States, called “MinuteClinic,” and a chain of retail stores, called “Longs Drugs.” Unfortunately, CVS is not represented in any other country except for the United States, though online orders can reportedly be delivered abroad.
If you want to find CVS near me and the location of the closest CVS retail store to you, this map will stand, indeed, in good stead for you:
CVS Near Me: Hours
When it comes to the issue of work hours of CVS retail stores, one should think about what service do you need. Typically, work hours are the following ones for the specific services/departments:
- CVS Pharmacy retail stores work from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. on workdays, from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturdays, and from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Sundays.
- CVS Photo departments work from 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. every day.
- MinuteClinic hospitals work from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and from 1:59 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. every day.
- Longs Drugs retail stores work 24 hours every day (24/7).
CVS Near Me: Online
One of the huge advantages of the CVS corporation is an ability to order drugs and other company’s products on the company’s website, and your order will be delivered right to your home soon thereafter. You need just to go to the company’s website and access the page of products. Then, just add the products you need to the basket, provide your address, pay for the order, and wait for the order to be delivered right to your home!
CVS Near Me: Coupons
Instead of paying the full price of drugs or other products, you can save a lot of your money by taking advantage of deals. On this page of the CVS website, you can find the deals offered by the company. On the other hand, there are coupons that allow you to get up to 80 percent off the products you are going to buy.
Below, you can find a handful of websites that offer free CVS coupons and deals: