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Just a week after California grocer Stater Bros. debuted a similar program in recognition of Pregnancy Awareness Month in May, all 32 Big Y Pharmacies and Wellness Centers will begin offering free prescription prenatal vitamins as part of the New England regional grocer’s health-and-wellness programs. Starting May 13, Big Y customers will be able to get a 30-day supply of the most popular prenatal vitamins as prescribed by area doctors.
Customers must present a valid prescription to receive the prenatal vitamins, which are free regardless of insurance provider. Big Y notes, however, that the list of covered drugs is subject to change based upon availability. Additionally, customers will be limited to a 30-day supply per visit, but all refills will be no charge as well.
The free prescription prenatal vitamins program is just one of Big Y’s ongoing wellness initiatives, which also include free antibiotics, a $9.99 90-day supply of over 375 generic drugs, online prescription refills, and blood pressure, bone density and glucose screenings.
“Good prenatal care is important to us all,” said Big Y COO Charles L. D’Amour. The company is “the first pharmacy in the region to offer prenatal vitamins to the mothers of our community,” he added.
Based in Springfield, Mass., family-owned and -operated Big Y operates 56 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, with over 9,100 employees.