We’ve recently taken a look at the health apps being released by major retail pharmacies as they move to offer more health management services, including the Walgreens app and CVS app. Here, we’ll take a look at the Rite Aid app.

The Rite Aid app offers a nice, basic app for prescription management and pharmacy shopping that streamlines mobile pharmacy services for its patients. Rite Aid app users can refill or transfer prescriptions, find the closest store, review the weekly ad and shop online, print photos, and keep up with their Rite Aid rewards account.

Accounts are free and not required for the shopping services. Patients who wish to use the app for prescription refills and transfers will need to enter their last name, email, phone number, and prescription number. According to the privacy policy, email may be used for ‘administrative purposes’, but patients may opt out by following directions on the email.

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Rite Aid pharmacy customers can use the app to refill medications by scanning the prescription bottle or entering their last name, email, and phone and Rx numbers.

Users can also transfer prescriptions from other pharmacies. Medication reminders and prescription history review is available through the app for patients who login to their account.

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Like other retail pharmacies, Rite Aid allows app users to order photos directly from their phone. The app will access photos on the phone or users may take a new photo. Users must login to their account to take advantage of this feature.

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Rite Aid offers shopping via the app as well. Users can view the weekly ad for their area or shop online. The online shopping function takes customers out of the app and into the Rite Aid mobile site. There is a GPS-enabled store locator as well, to help users find the closest Rite Aid to their location.

  • Price
    • Free
    • Basic pharmacy services for users who prefer a no-frills approach
  • Dislikes
    • Account required for many functions
    • Photo printing only from the phone camera; doesn’t utilize other services like Dropbox or Facebook photos
  • Overall

    The Rite Aid app offers straightforward pharmacy services without a lot of extras. All the basics of prescription refills and transfers are included in the app, along with photo printing and some basic pharmacy shopping features. The app is perfect for those patients who prefer a more streamlined approach to refills.

  • Overall Score
  • User Interface

    Easy to navigate. Does require a lot of keyboard input which may be a problem for those who have difficulty typing on a phone keyboard.

  • Multimedia Usage

    Offers GPS store location services.

  • Price

    Free is good.

  • Real World Applicability

    It does exactly what it needs to do: helps patient take care of prescriptions with a little pharmacy shopping on the side.

  • Device Used For Review

    iPhone 6s and iPad Air 2

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