CVS is doing great things to help families stay healthy!In this age of ever-changing healthcare laws, it’s nice to know where you can go to get free services! CVS is reaching out in 27 markets across the nation to offer $14 million in free health services to those who are under-insured or uninsured. Dubbed “Project Health,” the majority of services will be offered during in-store events—more than 1,000 total during the next four months.

Read on to learn more about Project Health, eligibility to participate, and what services will be offered.

Project Health: an overview

Project Health itself is not a new program, but CVS has never before offered such a vast scope of services nationwide. The goal of project health is to provide eligible individuals with free one-to-one health screenings with healthcare professionals—nurses or physician assistants.

Affordable health coverage

During the screening, you can also find out if you qualify for savings on health insurance. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans now have access to a greater array of health insurance options. Health insurance experts will be present to answer questions and provide guidance if you need it.

Who is eligible?

Everyone living in screening markets (see below for a list of cities) can receive a free screening—no appointment needed.

What is a screening like?

A screening is private and personal. You will meet individually with a healthcare professional, who will screen you for a series of risk factors, including these:

  • Blood pressure
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Glucose
  • Total cholesterol

At the end of the screening, you will receive personalized health recommendations, a $5 off coupon you can use at CVS Pharmacy, and a free CVS tote bag.

Screening markets

Project Health screenings will take place in these cities and in select areas in Puerto Rico. English/Spanish translation services will be available.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  • Dayton, OH
  • Detroit, MI
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Pittsburg, PA
  • Richmond, VA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Tampa, FL
  • Washington D.C.

Smoking cessation

CVS is committed to helping you quit smoking through their new Smoking Cessation Program. You can learn more about the program during health screenings. Nearly half a million individuals die annually from smoking-related causes. CVS has pledged to support those who wish to quit smoking through their new program, which was created by a team of national smoking cessation experts.

The program features four elements:

  • Readiness to quit assessment
  • Tools and information necessary to quit
  • Medication to support the desire to quit
  • Ongoing coaching to prevent relapse

Free or low-cost referrals

If you participate in a free health screening and there are concerns, you can receive referrals to local free or low-cost clinics and health services during your screening. CVS pharmacists will also be on hand to offer one-to-one medication reviews.