CVS debuts expanded healthcare concept stores

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

HOUSTON – CVS is debuting three HealthHUB locations in Houston as it seeks to shift more floor space from retail goods to healthcare services, according to an article in USA Today. The HealthHUB locations will include additional space for CVS MinuteClinic nurse practitioners, now capable of additional services like phlebotomy, diabetic screening and sleep apnea assessment. The move comes in the wake of a $69 billion merger between CVS and Aetna. "By bringing those services to help them better manage their chronic diseases, we can really increase their awareness, their engagement, the experience with those services and ultimately help them manage their own diseases and be healthier, which in turn lowers overall health care costs," Alan Lotvin, CVS chief transformation officer, said in an interview.