Do pharmacies accept Care Credit?

Q. Can I use my Care Credit card at my pharmacy to pay for prescriptions or other medical needs?

Adam answers:

If you use Walmart/Sam’s Club or Rite Aid pharmacies, yes. If you go to another pharmacy, no.

Care Credit exists as a way for you to make payments to a medical provider over time instead of all at once, and is most often used for elective procedures that have higher costs. It historically was not intended to be a medical credit card in general, and most pharmacies will not accept it to fill a prescription or for purchasing other medical supplies.

However, in late 2015, Rite Aid became the first general pharmacy to accept CareCredit for purchases, with Walmart and Sam’s Club coming on board a few years later. (Veterinarians that directly sell prescriptions for pet care MAY also accept Care Credit, however; check with your vet.)