Does Walgreens Accept CareCredit?
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CareCredit is a health care credit card that you can use to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses like prescriptions. Walgreens does not currently accept CareCredit. Here’s what else you need to know.

Does Walgreens Accept CareCredit?

Walgreens does not currently accept CareCredit health care credit cards. Walgreens is not listed as a partner on CareCredit’s website, so to find out if CareCredit is accepted at Walgreens, we contacted Walgreens Media Relations, CareCredit, and a number of Walgreens locations.

CareCredit customer service representatives said CareCredit is not accepted at any Walgreens locations. And, while Rite Aid accepts CareCredit, Rite Aid stores that have been converted to Walgreens stores don’t accept CareCredit, according to the CareCredit website.

The Walgreens pharmacists we contacted said they hadn’t heard of CareCredit and didn’t know if it was accepted. One pharmacist said you could bring your CareCredit card in and “try it and see if it goes through.” At the time of this writing, Walgreens Media Relations had not yet replied to our request for information.

CareCredit is a health care credit card that can be used at a number of different places, including the doctor’s office, dentist, veterinarian, some Walmart Vision Centers, 1-800-Contacts, and Rite Aid. CareCredit offers a no-interest, short-term financing option, as well as a low-APR, longer-term financing option. If you know you can pay off your health-care related charges within six to 24 months, you can sign up for the short-term financing option and you won’t be charged interest as long as you make the minimum monthly payments and pay off the card by the end of the promotional period. To find out what your CareCredit approval odds are, see our article.

In Summary

Walgreens does not currently accept CareCredit. Additionally, if your local Rite Aid store has been converted to a Walgreens, you still won’t be able to use your CareCredit card there.

To learn more about health care credit cards and to find out which one is right for you, check out our article that compares CareCredit to other leading health care credit cards.

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