Unifying Leading Independents Under One Brand

As an independent pharmacist, you face market challenges that significantly impact your ability to compete and grow, from reimbursement pressures and limited marketing resources, to heightened competition from mail order and chain pharmacies. Health Mart unifies leading independents under a common brand, providing the collective strength to overcome these challenges and win in today's marketplace.

As a Health Mart pharmacy, you'll benefit from:

  • Managed care that drives PBM recognition
  • Branding that drives consumer recognition
  • In-store execution programs that drive manufacturer recognition
  • Community advocacy that drives industry recognition

Not Your Ordinary Franchise
What's more, Health Mart delivers national strength, protection, and benefits without a binding contract or sign-up fee. You can exercise the franchise's 90-day out clause at any time, without penalty.

Learn more about becoming an independent Health Mart franchisee.

Franchise Benefits

Health Mart is an innovative franchise program designed to enhance an independent pharmacy's ability to compete with chains, mail-order programs, and other independents. Health Mart provides franchisees with services and programs that help them compete more effectively in today's retail pharmacy market.

Managed Care
As a Health Mart franchisee, you have the contracting strength of more than 3,000 pharmacies, and the superior reimbursement rates, terms and contract conditions that come with it. The Health Mart managed care network, powered by AccessHealth, holds more than 9,000 contracts with more than 60 pharmacy benefit managers, including all major third parties, Blue Cross and Blue Shields, and HMOs. With Health Mart, you can level the playing field against the chain competitors.

Branding
Our contemporary décor and signage set Health Mart apart from other pharmacies, helping you attract new customers and offer a fresh look to your existing customers. Our local and national advertising, as well as our consumer-facing Web site, reinforce your commitment to personalized care. Built around the theme "Caring for you and about you," our marketing communications position the pharmacist as the patient's partner in good health and a trusted source for health information. Health Mart programs and services reinforce this focus on wellness.

In-Store Execution
Health Mart provides extensive resources to you help improve in-store execution, leading to greater revenue and increased recognition by manufacturers. For example, all Health Mart pharmacies are automatically enrolled in McKesson's FrontEdge™ Merchandiser program. Trained merchandisers visit your store each month to update your products and promotions, so your shelves are easier to shop and your staff can focus more time on patients. 

Community
When one Health Mart pharmacy succeeds, we all succeed. That's why we developed the Health Mart Ambassadors program. As a new member, you'll benefit from the community support of other Health Mart pharmacies. They will help you address everything from your pharmacy operations and claims management to local marketing and store signage. In addition, the Health Mart community allows leading independents to speak with a collective voice, leading to stronger partnerships with policymakers and industry associations.

Nonbinding Commitment
You don't have to give up your independence to become a Health Mart pharmacist. In fact, the franchise program delivers national strength, protection and benefits with no sign-up costs and no binding commitment. You pay a low monthly fee not tied to your revenue, and you have the security of a 90-day out clause that you can exercise at any time, without penalty.

Behind each locally owned Health Mart pharmacy is the strength, credibility and commitment of our national network.