Longs Drugs unveiled a new in-store layout in two of its Oahu locations, officials with the business’s parent company, CVS Health, recently announced.
As part of the recently completed renovations, the two locations — 590 Farrington Highway in Kapolei and 377 Keahole Street in Hawaii Kai — have expanded health and wellness services at their MinuteClinic and wellness rooms. Additionally, both stores will provide options for in-store or telehealth services, immunizations, treatments for common illnesses, and care for long term conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and mental health services, according to officials.
Both stores will also feature the services from a newly created position of store navigator to help community members navigate the stores to find the services or products that they need.
Renovations began in July with the stores remaining open for business, and the stores have “added the staff necessary to support this exciting new format,” a representative of CVS Health told Pacific Business News in an email. CVS Health declined to disclose the cost of renovations for the two stores.
Both the newly renovated Kapolei and Hawaii Kai locations will continue to feature Hawaii-made products including those from Diamond Bakery, Hawaiian Host, Hawaiian Sun, Lion Coffee, and Maui Brewing, among other local businesses.
“As part of this community, we are pleased to be able to reinvest in our stores, expand our team and create more resources to better serve families here on Oahu,” said Scott Sutton, region director for Longs Drugs in Hawaii, in a statement.
“Offering convenient and affordable health and wellness options for the community is a top priority for us,” he said. “And we remain committed to providing island residents with the products and services they have come to expect from their neighborhood Longs Drugs stores.”
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