CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy has a mission to improve transplant medication awareness, understanding and adherence for all recipients of transplanted organs. To achieve this goal, experience counts. Our pharmacy has been caring for solid organ transplant recipients since the early 1970s and is widely recognized by many as the first transplant-dedicated pharmacy.
Today, while the medications used to treat a transplant recipient may have changed, taking medications as prescribed continues to be one of the key elements to preventing organ rejection. CVS Caremark continues to be a leader in transplant pharmacy care by providing innovative patient-focused services, including:
- Customized patient analysis: Programs are developed to analyze transplant patients’ medication regimens as well as identify and address potential drug-related concerns.
- Adherence programs: Not taking medications correctly is widely viewed as one of the biggest obstacles for transplant recipients. CVS Caremark offers adherence programs designed to work with both the patient and the prescribing doctor to manage medication compliance issues.
- Transplant pharmacy specialists: CVS Caremark pharmacy staff has extensive experience enabling patients to successfully manage the daily challenges of their medications following transplantation. CVS Caremark pharmacists routinely monitor your medication profile and can answer questions in a variety of areas, including how your immunosuppressants work to prevent organ rejection, what happens if you miss a dose of your immunosuppressant and tips for managing side effects.
- Fitting the medications in your schedule: Our pharmacists can assist you in developing an effective medication schedule that can fit the needs of your treatment regimen as well as work within your lifestyle so that you can maintain everyday activities.
- Transplant-focused educational resources: CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy provides patients with a variety of tools and information on issues important to transplant wellness and everyday well-being.
- Proactive reimbursement advocacy: Being able to pay for medications is a major reason why patients do not take their medications correctly. Reimbursement specialists at CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy help patients maximize their insurance benefits and can bill resources, including Medicare Part B, private insurers and even local charities.
Our experienced reimbursement specialists may be able to help you find assistance or help you with paperwork. These specialists can even identify assistance programs in which you may qualify.
To learn more about the CVS Caremark Specialty Pharmacy transplant care program, call CaremarkConnect toll-free at 1-800-238-7828 and ask to speak to a pharmacist about our transplant services.