Hy-Vee expands pharmacy division

Hy-Vee has opened nine HealthMarket Rx locations

Hy-Vee Inc. has opened nine Hy-Vee HealthMarket Rx locations and one Hy-Vee Pharmacy location in the Rochester, Minn., area, following its acquisition of the former Weber & Judd pharmacy locations revealed in February.

As well as traditional pharmacy services, all of the converted locations provide text-message notifications, free prescription delivery, automated refill ordering, immunization services, free blood- pressure checks, private medication consultations and a registered dietitian on hand for nutritional consultations. Generic prescriptions are available for $4 per 30-day supply or $10 per 90-day supply.

According to the West Des Moines, Iowa-based grocer, official grand opening events at each location will take place over the next few weeks.

Hy-Vee introduced the first free-standing HealthMarket — an extension of an in-store department — last July in West Des Moines, with plans to open up to 60 locations.