Rite Aid Stores Closing in Michigan - What to Do Next

Posted on 06/24/24 by Careena Eggleston


The drugstore chain announced more store closures in Michigan as part of the company's restructuring following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in 2023. This significant change underscores the importance of accessible healthcare services for older adults who rely on these pharmacies.

If you or someone you know is affected by these closures, it's important to identify how and where to transfer prescriptions to ensure continued access to medications. To transfer prescriptions from a Rite Aid pharmacy to another pharmacy, individuals have several options:

  • Contact New Pharmacy Directly: Identify a nearby pharmacy and confirm their ability to accept prescription transfers. Provide them with your prescription details and insurance information.
  • Use Online Tools: Some pharmacies offer online tools or apps for requesting prescription transfers electronically. Check if your new pharmacy provides this option for convenience.
  • Consult Your Doctor: If necessary, contact your prescribing physician to request a new prescription be sent directly to your chosen pharmacy.

By exploring these options promptly, you can help ensure there is no interruption in your access to essential medications.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Careena Eggleston
Media Relations, AARP Michigan
Phone: 517-246-1225
Email: ceggleston@aarp.org

This story is provided by AARP Michigan. Visit the AARP Michigan page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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