CVS Pharmacy serving GHBC and GHA (Tricare -- see below)
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pharmacist: Meg Kophazi, R.Ph.
Phone: from within GHBC, dial ext. 1352; from outside, dial 703-820-1061
The pharmacy phone number connects callers to the standard CVS voice mail that includes multiple options to direct phone calls. To speak with a pharmacy staff member, use option 1, then option 2, then option 2. This is the doctor’s line, but feel free to use this short cut.
Prescriptions will be delivered to GHBC from the CVS Pharmacy operating at Goodwin House Alexandria (located at GHA) twice each week day at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. CVS Pharmacy located at GHA no longer provides after-hours services. Any prescription received from Residential Living residents after 4:00 p.m. will be delivered on the next business day.
- Your doctor should send your prescriptions to the CVS Pharmacy at 4800 Fillmore Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311.
- CVS is proud to offer the residents of Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads our Remote Payment Card on File program. Residents may safely and securely store their credit card information on the CVS prescription system. All your prescription and non-prescription purchases will be billed to your credit card on file. Remote Payment Card on File enrollment can be completed through the Customer Support Center (1-800-SHOPCVS) or by calling Meg or Evelina at 703-820-1061. Charges to your credit card will be processed through the CVS finance department located in Indianapolis, IN.
- CVS pharmacy at GHA accepts Caremark mail-order prescriptions (90-day quantities).
- Purchasers may use the CVS ExtraCare card and the discounts it provides. Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase or available on your card through the CVS app. Please contact CVS at 1-800-SHOPCVS (1-800-746-7287) or visit the CVS website to set up the app on your device.
Are you a military member of Tricare? Here are a few solutions to make getting your prescriptions easier while we ask for you to remain on campus.
- Get your prescriptions delivered by mail. HERE are instructions those with Tricare can follow to set that up.
- CVS Pharmacy is now back in the TriCare network. Call us today to have prescriptions transferred, or have your doctor send us your prescriptions.
WEEKLY MEDICATION "CASSETTES"
Your weekly medications can be assembled and delivered in a medication organizer. Cassettes are picked up by the resident from the Medication Room adjacent to the Clinic and taken home to their apartment. The next week, the resident brings the empty cassette to the Medication Room and receives a full cassette. It’s an exchange program. Residents only have to go to the Medication Room once a week. For more information on this program and its costs, click HERE.
WHAT IF I NEED AN EMERGENCY RX?
The GH Pharmacy is not open evenings, weekends, or holidays. What if you are sick and need medication quickly but have no one to get it for you?
Two local CVS Pharmacies are open 24/7 (CVS DOES accept TriCare). Any CVS pharmacy can access your prescriptions after hours.
- CVS Lyon Village Shopping Center
3133 Lee Highway, Arlington; 703-522-0260
- CVS Duke Street
5101 Duke Street, Alexandria; 703-823-7430
You can arrange delivery through a service like Instacart, or, if you download the CVS app, you can get same-day delivery free of charge by following these steps:
- You must sign up for text alerts or download our app to be notified of delivery options.
- Fill your prescription as you would normally.
- When your order's ready for pickup, we'll let you know through a text message or in our app. Choose FREE 1 to 2 day or same-day delivery with Shipt.
DISPOSAL OF MEDICATIONS
You must dispose of out-of-date, no-longer-needed, and expired medications yourself. Do not put the medication in the toilet or down the sink. Place the medication in a disposable container along with coffee grounds, dirt, kitty litter, or any other substance that will make the medication unpalatable. If you want to be thorough, put a small amount of water in the container to help any pills dissolve. Close the container and put it in your trash.
Additional medication disposal information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be found HERE.