Rite Aid marks American Diabetes Month with Wellness+, Wellness store programs

Retail pharmacy chain raises money for American Diabetes Association

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is renewing its diabetes extension for Wellness+ and offering free screenings at all of its Wellness stores to mark American Diabetes Month, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

Rite Aid said members of its Wellness+ for Diabetes program, which it launched last year, would be eligible for free wellness consultations with pharmacists trained as diabetes care specialists, including access to a toll-free number where they can be connected during regular business hours with a pharmacist. They can also receive a recurring $10 +UP Reward for every $50 spent on certain diabetes products, as well as a 12-page Diabetes Health guide available at any store. In addition, all of the approximately 600 Wellness stores in the chain would offer free health screenings, including diabetes risk, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and blood pressure; the events will take place on Nov. 14 and Nov. 17.

"Living with diabetes can feel overwhelming, but Rite Aid is committed to making it easier by being a year-round destination for diabetes support," Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson said. "By enrolling in Wellness+ for Diabetes, our customers instantly get a wide range of resources including the ability to call or chat online with a Rite Aid pharmacist specially trained as a diabetes care specialist."

The company will raise money for the American Diabetes Association by selling paper pinups at stores, offering Rite Aid coupons with the pinups.

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