In recognition of National High Blood Pressure Education month, CVS health has recently launched new initiatives that support and focus on women’s health and wellness. The retail pharmacy chain offered no-cost heart health screenings at MinuteClinic locations to help women understand the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in women.
The efforts are part of CVS Health’s overall commitment to making women’s healthcare more accessible, affordable, simpler, and more personalized to meet the unique health and wellness needs during each stage of a woman’s life. Patients can conveniently visit one of CVS Health’s approximate 1,100 MinuteClinic locations to receive the health screening. During the screening, patients will learn five key personal health numbers that can help them determine their risk for heart disease including cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index (BMI).
“As we celebrate moms and all the women in our lives this month, we want to make it easier for women to care for themselves and meet their health and wellness needs.” — Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy and Chief Sustainability Officer for CVS Health
In addition to the screenings, CVS Pharmacy is providing accessible solutions and special offers to support women’s physical and mental well-being. Through May 22, 2021, ExtraCare Rewards program members will receive deals on women’s wellness items in-store, including weekly promotions for products in a variety of categories such as vitamins, skin care, feminine care, and beauty products.
“Advancing women’s health is a key driver of CVS Health’s longtime support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement, which we are proud to again support this May,” said Boone. During the month of May, CVS Pharmacy locations across the country are committed to raising funds to support the Go Red for Women movement. Customers can support the movement by making $1, $3, or larger donations at CVS stores or online at www.cvshealth.com/GoRed.
CVS Health has raised nearly $20 million to help fight cardiovascular disease since teaming up with the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2017. Visit CVS Health’s Go Red for Women website for more information regarding the free heart health screenings and to participate in the movement.
Information provided by CVS Health.