Overview: The medical alert by CVS/pharmacy is a standard old-school medical alert that works with a base station speakerphone. There is absolutely nothing special about the system or the service. CVS/pharmacy appears to be lending their name and brand recognition to the system, but this is a commodity product.
Equipment: Standard mass-market speakerphone model. The wrist pendant is waterproof but unattractive. You have to be in voice range of the base station to have a conversation with the monitoring center.
Price: $29.95 per month quoted on website as special offer.
Activation fee: None
Shipping: Free with special offer.
Recommendation: If you’re looking for an affordable old-school medical alert, I suggest checking out Bay Alarm Medical, which has more attractive equipment at a better monthly price. You can also take a look at LifeStation.