As part of Kroger Health, we are pleased to share that the Kroger family of retail pharmacies has been approved for limited COVID vaccine distribution. While Kroger Specialty Pharmacy and Kroger Specialty Infusion locations are not included in this footprint, we want to ensure that our patients, communities and associates have access to the latest news from Kroger Co. regarding state eligibility and distribution. Please click here for the latest information.
In response to COVID-19, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy would like to reassure our patients, providers, pharma partners, associates and all the customers we serve, that we remain open and are committed to our mission to deliver a high-touch caring experience for those undergoing complex chronic illnesses.
The foundation of Kroger Specialty Pharmacy is deeply rooted in Our Purpose to Feed the Human Spirit. This historical event has caused our country to reference COVID-19, as a ‘time of uncertainty.’ However, there is one thing that is certain throughout all of this, and that is a common desire to uplift and to keep our families safe.
Now more than ever, we understand that all our customers are depending on us to live out Our Purpose. This requires us to be flexible and adapt during these times. These are the measures that we are taking to ensure the safety of our associates and patients:
With 9 locations across the United States and Puerto Rico, our pharmacies have migrated over 75% of our associates to work remotely from their homes. Transitioning our associates to their homes ensures their safety so they can be there for their families, and in return, be there for our customers. Our Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Fulfillment Teams remain at our pharmacies to ensure that all medication is sent out on time and that every shipment is accurate.
Kroger Specialty Pharmacy and Kroger Specialty Infusion serves as a liaison between the physician’s office and insurance company to ensure patients get access to the desired treatment and stay connected to financial assistance.
Understanding that a high percentage of our patients have compromised immune systems, we want to ensure that now more than ever, patients understand that there is an opportunity to stay within the safety of their home to receive infusion treatment. Kroger Specialty Infusion is here to coordinate this transition of care from an infusion center or hospital setting and to make this process as seamless as possible.
The CDC is working tirelessly to support the healthcare community. While there are numerous news outlets circulating information about COVID-19, we always suggest following the guidelines set by the CDC.
If you have questions regarding COVID-19 vaccine, please click here for the latest information from Kroger. The Kroger family of retail pharmacies has been approved for limited COVID vaccine distribution; however, please note that this does not include Kroger Specialty Pharmacy and Kroger Specialty Infusion as our locations support specialty medications and not administration of vaccinations.
We are committed to providing exceptional care, and to supporting you in any way we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this time together.