Hy-Vee pilots test-to-treat for COVID-19 and flu
“We are proud to introduce this new service as part of our commitment toward making health care more accessible and convenient for our patients,” said Aaron Wiese, president of Hy-Vee, in the release. “This pilot allows our pharmacists to practice at the top of their license and provide additional care and support for our patients and their families.”
The program is being piloted at nine Hy-Vee locations in several Iowa cities, including Ankeny, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Chariton, Council Bluffs, Fort Dodge, Mount Pleasant, Sioux City and Waukee.
The employee-owned grocer operates more than 285 stores across eight Midwestern states, with locations in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Hy-Vee in recent months has highlighted several health care initiatives, including 2,000 free Omega-3 index screenings it’s offering in the month of March, 1,000 free cholesterol screenings offered in February and free Vitamin D screenings in January.