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 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 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.)