Well-stocked? Yes. Friendly employees? Sure.Nevertheless, there are a few things one can count on consistently at this place that make one's visit a bit of an ordeal. 1. I doubt I have ever approached the entrance without being accosted by an (allegedly) homeless person all but blocking the doorway.They have inexplicably, but perhaps understandably, adopted a drug store as their favorite hangout. Be ye not deceived: there is a fairly large Board and Care doors nearby on Western, so these folks get 3 meals a day and a little "personal spending" dough. That's not what their after; it's more likely beer change they are wringing your guilt for. Some of them should join SAG, such are their skills. Do notice a liquor store sits prominently across the street, so there's the real attraction. 2. Lines at the register.The cashiers are friendly folk with more patience than Job apparently, for it never fails: someone ALWAYS haggles over a coupon, or disputes a price, or must return something as though this habitually gives their life Meaning. Meanwhile, those in line wait... and wait.Take a book... perhaps "War and Peace" would do. 3. Prices of certain items have risen precipitously in but a few years. Does one really wish to spend 9 dollars on laundry detergent?! Even their own brand, once a good deal, has gone way up. Vitamins? Forget it. You could buy an I-Pod instead, just eat more veggies.Nevertheless, the store does try, and they consistently play rather groovy music to shop by. One can whisk about the place singing along to the 5th Dimension or Bee Gees while buying floss. P.S. Apply for the "Wellness Card" if you plan to become a regular. Happy Shopping.
The pharmacy staff is excellent and speedy, hence the 5 stars for expertise and service. The issue is the location: this CVS is on the ground floor of an apartment building catering to students, right across the street from the USC campus. The CVS is the closest place to buy food and, alas, alcohol to campus. The nearest grocery store is about a 1/2 mile + away. This means the store is always packed full of students and the shelves are frequently messy/disorganized. Furthermore, the parking for the building is awful. There is only one entrance and one exit for the garage - for both tenants and customers - so sometimes there can be a giant line to exit the garage. Doesn't help that the parking ticket machine frequently breaks too. While the parking situation and the mobs of clientele aren't CVS's fault, they make this particular location less pleasant to visit.
Introduced to this pharmacy waaaay back when it was 'Mom's' Pharmacy (good then, great now...). When I moved to East L.A. I wanted to use their services again. Before I did I had a dire need to fill several prescriptions from an Emergency Dept visit. I tried the local close typical (Walgreens/etc) and their co-pays/costs were exhorbitant... additionally, it was the end of the month, $$ were tight and so I went to this pharmacy hoping they'd recall my business and bill me. Not only did they do that...their prices were very reasonable and allowed me to bill my ins and then pay my share 'when I could in the next couple of months.' This was the difference between me obtaining my much needed meds and continuing to suffer for more weeks. wOw! I'm a fan.
I have told my friends my family and the local clinic about this place. The store is clean the staff is very nice and knowledgeable. They make you feel like family so your not afraid to open up and ask questions,they deliver your prescriptions to your door for free and it always done with a smile. I transferred all my prescriptions from Walmart to them and I have been worry free since. I'll stay with a neighborhood pharmacy where they no my name as opposed to a Giant Mega Store who gives me attitude a long waiting time and over charge me, no matter how much you think you're saving.
I take some hard-to-get medication and these people have it. Service is excellent; if they say "It'll be ready in ten minutes," that's when it's ready. They carry a good supply of branded Homeopathic goods and a large selection of quality vitamins. They carry braces and supports for those of us who need them. All in all, this is a great general pharmacy!
Seems there is a change in management. Line moved quicker than Walmart, CVS, or Walgreens down the street. They are also remodeling and they have some kind of robot that helps count the meds. The robot helped me get out real quick. Would recommend if you are close by.
I ordered prints online to pick up at this Walgreens. I waited behind a woman who was arguing with 3, sometimes 4 employees for almost 20 minutes. No one offered to help me that entire time. It was ridiculous. The print was cheap but not good quality.
There's often a line, both for drop-off and pick-up of prescriptions, but they're pretty good about getting your prescription to you within 20 minutes, which is enough time to pick up essentials elsewhere in the store. Clerks are always pretty nice.
This is a new CVS located in a shopping center with some high end restaurants and fitness options. The location attracts a lot of homeless and transients and the new staff seem to be a little slow getting things done. But they are always friendly.
One of the best pharmacies in LA. Great customer service, always helpful and prescriptions are ready within couple of minutes. they have a great selection of vitamins too! The pharmacist is very knowledgeable and sympathetic.