How many times have you left it to the last minute to fill a prescription, then found yourself in a panic looking for the nearest late-night pharmacy?
Most large Walmart stores offer pharmacy services, but opening hours vary from store to store. Just because the store is open, doesn’t mean the pharmacy will be.
If you’re desperate to speak to a pharmacist or fill a script, this article will give you all the information you need. We’ve included details of several pharmacies, just in case the Walmart pharmacy hours don’t work for you.
Totally confused by pharmacy opening times? Keep reading.
How Can I Find My Local Walmart Pharmacy Hours Online?
Since Walmart pharmacy hours vary from store to store, we can’t tell you exactly when your local branch will be open.
However, we can teach you how to find out for yourself.
Simply navigate to the Walmart website, then click on the blue ‘Store Finder’ button at the top of the page. A popup will appear, giving you two options – either enter your zip code or find stores using a map.
If you’re at home, simply enter your zip code and you’ll be given a list of all the stores closest to you, along with a map showing their locations.
If you’re not home, go straight to the map to look around your current area, or search using a city name instead.
Scroll through the list of nearby branches and look for stores which have ‘pharmacy’ listed in their services section. Click onto one of these stores, then select ‘see more services and hours.’
You’ll now see a list of pharmacy hours for weekdays and weekends. If you’re looking at an unusual time of day, try selecting stores which are open 24-hours – this gives you the best chance of finding one with an open pharmacy.
Many smaller Walmart stores close their pharmacies at 5pm, while pharmacies in some larger stores stay open until 9pm or later.
How Can I Find My Local Walmart Pharmacy Hours Using My Smartphone?
If you’re not at a computer and don’t fancy using your phone browser, you can find your local Walmart pharmacy hours via the Walmart app, which is available in the App Store and the Play Store.
Simply download the app, open it, select ‘Stores’ at the bottom of the screen, and search via the map or using your zip code. Just like on the website, you’ll be given a list of stores which you can select to see pharmacy opening times.
If you’re often out and about, downloading the app is a quick and easy way to access local store information wherever you are.
You can also access certain pharmacy services, like guest refills, prescription history, prescription expiration dates, and $4 prescriptions via the app. This saves you time once you get to the pharmacy, and helps you stay informed.
How Can I Find My Local Walmart Pharmacy Hours By Phone?
Can’t find the Walmart pharmacy hours anywhere online, or don’t have internet access?
A quick phone call to your local Walmart should give you all the information you need. You can inquire about the services offered, the opening times for each service, and any variation between weekdays and weekends.
If the pharmacy at the store you call isn’t open, the operative should be able to give you details of nearby stores with longer opening hours.
Sometimes speaking to a real person feels easier than searching a website for information, particularly if you’re using a small-screen phone.
The numbers for all Walmart stores are clearly displayed on the Walmart website, so it’s easy to call your local store directly.
What Are the Walgreens Pharmacy Opening Hours?
If you weren’t able to find a Walmart pharmacy with the opening hours you need, it might be time to look at other stores.
Many Walgreens stores offer a 24-hour pharmacy service, so they’re a great place to start – particularly if it’s an emergency and you really can’t wait.Walgreens
Walgreens offer a handy filtering system which means you don’t need to search tons of store pages to find a 24-hour pharmacy.
Simply navigate to the Store Locator at the top of the Walgreens website, then enter your zip code, city, state, or address. Next, check the box that says ‘Pharmacy Open 24 Hours’.
Hit search, and you’ll be shown a list of all the nearest stores that have 24-hours pharmacies. Pretty neat, huh?
If you don’t see any results for 24-hour pharmacies, don’t despair. Simply do a regular search without filters, and then look down the list to compare pharmacy opening times side by side.
While they’re not all 24-hour, many Walgreens pharmacies still stay open until 10 or 11pm. You’ll also see a handy ‘open’ or ‘closed’ indicator next to the opening times.
Desperate for a 24-hour pharmacy? It’s well worth doing a quick search on the Walgreens site.
What Are the CVS Pharmacy Opening Hours?
The CVS store locator works in a very similar way to Walgreen’s. Just go to the store locator page, enter your location, check the ’24-hour pharmacy’ box, and hit search.
You’ll get a list of all the 24-hour CVS pharmacies near you, along with full location details.
If there’s no 24-hour pharmacy nearby, you’ll get a list letting you know when the pharmacies at your nearest stores will next open.
The search tends to show you the closest stores first, so scroll a little further and you might find a pharmacy that’s open right now – so long as you don’t mind driving for a while.
Why Search for 24-Hour Pharmacies?
Even if you don’t need a 24-hour pharmacy right now, it’s good to be prepared.
An emergency like a script running out unexpectedly, or a health issue that requires medication could strike at any time.
If you’re in the know about your local pharmacy opening times, there’ll be no need to panic – you can simply pop to your nearest store and get the help you need.
Check out our blog for more information on your local 24-hour services.