The Impact of CVS Health

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Delivering High-Quality, Affordable Health Care

About 5 million Americans walk into a CVS Pharmacy for prescriptions, health services and guidance every day, making us the front door to health care.

1.2 billion

prescriptions filled in 2017

32 million

live counseling interventions by Pharmacy Advisor since its inception

100 million

reached by CVS Health every year, from vaccinations to assistance with managing chronic and complex conditions

10 thousand

communities across America reached by our health care services

As a leading pharmacy benefits manager, we use our integrated model to help transform pharmacy care, reduce pharmacy spend for payors, and deliver better health outcomes for our members.

94 million

for whom we're working to reduce prescription drug prices


Medicaid managed care programs rely on us for pharmacy health management

5.5 million

Medicare beneficiaries receive prescription drug benefits from SilverScript

87 percent

of drugs dispensed are generic medicines, leading to equivalent care at a much lower price

Supporting Our Communities and the Economy

At CVS Health, we are leading with heart by playing an active role in supporting the health and wellness of our patients, our customers, our colleagues, our communities, and our country.

$50 million

invested by CVS Health in a five-year commitment to help deliver the nation's first tobacco-free generation

$100 million

in charitable contributions, employee giving, in-store fundraising, and in-kind donations given by CVS Health in 2016

$122 million

in free medical services since 2006

As one of the largest employers in the United States, CVS Health employs approximately 250,000 colleagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Brazil.


underserved young people introduced to careers in health care

36 thousand

pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants employed by CVS Health

$10 billion

in employee wages paid each year

$1.3 billion

in employee benefits paid each year

Our partnerships with diverse suppliers support:

38 thousand


$1.9 billion

in incomes each year

$5.8 billion

impact on gross domestic product (GDP)

Americans know that pharmacies are crucial to quality health care. That's why CVS Health knows that leading among pharmacies means leading people on the path to better health.

of voters think of their pharmacist as a member of their health care team

of voters go to a pharmacy once a month or more


of voters ask their pharmacist questions


of voters want their pharmacist to share information about their medications with their other health care providers

1 in 4

voters have made or changed a medical decision based on a conversation with their pharmacist