As the new year approaches, national pharmacy chain CVS Pharmacy announced that three of its locations will close by the end of next month, with existing prescriptions at those locations redirected to other nearby pharmacies .
The closures of all three locations will become official on three separate dates later in January, leaving the chain with 62 locations remaining in the city of Chicago.
Below are the locations that will close, their closing date, and the pharmacy to which prescriptions will be transferred.
- CVS at 8639 S. Cicero Ave. in Chicago will close Jan. 17 and prescriptions will be moved to Target’s CVS Pharmacy at 4120 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn.
- CVS at 2000 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park will close on Jan. 25 and prescriptions will be transferred to the CVS pharmacy inside Target at 2099 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park.
- CVS at 401 W. Armitage Ave. in Chicago will close its doors on January 31 and prescriptions will be transferred to CVS at 1714 N. Sheffield Ave.
According to CVSHealth, all employees at the closing stores have been offered comparable positions within the company.
“Maintaining access to pharmacy services in the communities we serve is an important factor we consider when making store closure decisions. Other factors include local market dynamics, population changes, a community’s store density, and ensuring there are other geographic access points to meet needs. Aetna Better Health of Illinois Medicaid members can choose to fill their prescriptions at any nearby in-network pharmacy that is convenient for them,” a statement from CVSHealth said.