On the first day of business in a new CVS pharmacy in Toronto, the cashier was a little perplexed.
“Can you put your clothes in the tub?” the clerk asked.
The clerk replied, “No.”
The clerk, who asked not to be named, said the clerk at the pharmacy had not heard of bathtubs.
The manager said the company’s pharmacy would be in the Bathroom section.
“You’re going to have to get a tub,” she said.
The manager explained that a new store was opening and that the company would have to open a bathroom.
The new Crescendo store in the city of Vaughan, Ont., opened in late March and will offer all-inclusive health plans.
CVS Canada’s Bathroom program has been rolling out across the country.
A store opening in Vancouver, B.C., in early April is the first Bathroom store in Canada.CVS said in a news release that it will begin accepting all-day, 12-month and three-year plans from now, with a special focus on people with chronic conditions.
Cvs Canada said the Bathrooms will offer more coverage and services, including prescription drug discounts, coverage for preventive health services and more.
CVS Canada is offering a new three-month policy that includes prescription drug and device discounts, a discount for people with low incomes, and free prescription medication.
The Bathroom policy, which is the same as the one that is available in other Canadian pharmacies, is for people between the ages of 55 and 59.
A spokesperson for CVS told CBC News that the BathRoom policy will not affect the other pharmacy plans, including the Pharmacy Plus plan, which covers people with incomes between $15,000 and $49,999.
“With our Bathroom plans, we are also offering an option for people who do not qualify for a Bathroom, or those who want to access CVS’ comprehensive plan, and we’re introducing an additional savings option for this group,” the spokesperson said.