Recently, we were informed that our insurance would no longer allow us to get our prescriptions filled through Walgreens due to the contract between Walgreens and Express Script not being renewed. While we don't personally get our prescriptions from Walgreens, we do know several people that were greatly impacted by this change. Since they could no longer get their prescriptions from their local Walgreens, they found themselves needing to transfer their prescriptions to other pharmacies, some which were in inconvenient locations. Some had been getting their prescriptions from the same Walgreens pharmacy for so long that their pharmacist knew them by name, and they felt much more comfortable putting their health in hands of their trusted pharmacist. Finding a new pharmacist they felt as comfortable with would be next to impossible for them. Some liked the convenience of the many 24-hour Walgreens locations, allowing them to pick up their prescriptions at more convenient times for their busy schedules. The majority of employers, like their employees, have stated that they still want to have prescription services through Walgreens, but Express Script has taken away that right.
Thanks to the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club, changing pharmacies is no longer a requirement. For a low annual fee, Walgreens customers can continue to get their prescriptions filled at Walgreens pharmacies at a discounted price, with more than 400 generic prescriptions being made available for less than $1 a week. The regular annual price is just $20 for an individual membership or $35 for a family membership, but is being offer in the month of January for only $5 for the individual membership price and $10 for a family membership, which covers yourself, your spouse, dependents 22 and younger, AND your pets! In addition to the prescription savings, you will also receive discounts on flue shots, nebulizers, and diabetic supplies, as well as bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products or use their photo-finishing services.