Pharmacies Open on Sundays
Since illness pays little attention to what day of the week it is, you may need to know about pharmacies open on Sunday. After all, your cold symptom’s (or your child’s!) might not be bearable through the weekend. Pharmacies know this so many of them do have Sunday hours. However, you don’t want to be caught at the store looking in at a closed pharmacy so we’ve rounded up what we know about the hours for pharmacies open on Sunday.

How To Find Pharmacies Open on Sunday

Below we’ve created a list of all of the pharmacies that are typically open on Sunday hours. Moreover, we’ve included those hours for you. However, note that pharmacy hours can change depending on a variety of factors. Your specific store location for big pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens might keep slightly different hours than another nearby location.

Use The Store Locator Tools to Confirm

Therefore, although our list below provides a lot of information for you, you definitely want to double-check before heading out to the pharmacy on a Sunday. Here’s how:

  • Go to your favorite pharmacy’s website.
  • Use the store locator to check for the locations nearest you. 
  • Each store locator typically includes their usual hours. This will tell our about pharmacies open on Sunday. 
  • Additionally, the store locator provides you with that location’s phone number. There may be a main store number or one specific to the pharmacy. It doesn’t hurt to call to double-check that the Sunday hours listed online for that location are correct.
  • If you can’t find Sunday hours for a location near you, try one of the other major pharmacies on the list below.

What Pharmacies Can Do on Sundays

Note that whether or not a pharmacy can meet your needs on Sunday also depends on what your needs are. For example, if they have to contact your doctor for a prescription refill, then they might not be able to reach anyone until Monday. If you’re seeking appointments for flu shots, COVID boosters, etc. then they may or may not have Sunday hours. Check with your local pharmacy about your specific needs. That said, if you have a prescription in hand that you are ready to have filled, the pharmacies below can usually meet your Sunday wellness needs.

Roundup of Pharmacies Open on Sunday

Here’s what we know about the pharmacies that are typically open on Sunday, including their usual hours. Do note, however, that hours change. Moreover, hours may vary by location. As a result, it’s really important that you use the tips above to confirm that the pharmacy location nearest you does have Sunday hours (or to find one that does when you need one!)

CVS Pharmacy Sunday Hours

CVS is one of the most popular pharmacies across the United States. Whether or not they are open on Sundays varies widely by location. A quick glance at the store locator information for the five stores closest to me in San Francisco shows:

  • One store pharmacy has Sunday hours from 9 am – 6 pm
  • Another is open 10 am – 5 pm on Sundays 
  • A third is open 10 am – 6 pm
  • One is closed on weekends
  • The other one doesn’t list any pharmacy hours for any day of the week so I would need to call to confirm

As you can see, CVS Sunday pharmacy hours vary a lot. Those stores that are open on Sundays, though, typically seem to have pharmacy hours that open at 9 or 10 am and close at 5 or 6 pm. This is a good reminder that if you need to go to a pharmacy on Sunday, late morning or early afternoon are often good times to go.

Walgreens Pharmacy Sunday Hours

Running the same sort of store locator test for Walgreens, I discovered that all of the locations close to me have the same Sunday pharmacy hours. The pharmacy is open 10 am – 6 pm. However, they only have one pharmacist on staff so they’re closed from 1:30 – 2 for a lunch break.

Note that the following things can vary by location despite the fact that they’re consistent at the stores closest to me:

  • Whether or not the location has Sunday pharmacy hours at all
  • What those hours are
  • Whether or not there’s a lunch break, which depends on staff numbers 

Rite-Aid Pharmacy Hours

When I used the store locator feature to check on Rite-Aid’s pharmacy hours, I found that all of the pharmacies near me are open 10-6 on Sundays. Then I did a quick check on some Rite-Aid pharmacies in Oregon and found a slight variation. While most stores there were also open 10-6, one was open 10-5 and another did not have Sunday hours at all. Again, be sure to check with your local store to find out if they have Sunday hours.

Safeway Pharmacy Hours

If you’re Safeway has a pharmacy, then they might be open on Sundays. The location nearest to me is open from 10 am – 5 pm on Sundays. However, they close from 1:15 – 2 pm for a lunch break. Similarly, another location has those same hours except the lunch break is from 1 – 1:45 pm.

Walmart Pharmacy Sunday Hours

When you use the Store Locator for Walmart, you have to go through a few different steps. First you’ll enter your location (or allow your device to find it using GPS). Then you’ll select the “details” on your chosen store. That will tell you what services the store offers, including if it has a pharmacy. Click on “more” next to “services at this store” to enter the full details, including pharmacy hours.

Locations near me offered Sunday pharmacy hours of 10 am – 4 pm or 10 am – 6 pm, depending on location.

Hospital Pharmacies

Many hospitals have pharmacies on site or associated with them. Whether or not they offer Sunday hours varies widely. For example, here in San Francisco, Kaiser has a number of pharmacies associated with them. These range from not being open at all on Sundays to being open 24/7. Another example here is the Zuckerberg Outpatient Pharmacy, which is closed on Sundays.

Lloyd’s Pharmacy

If you happen to be one off our UK readers, or you’re visiting the UK and need a prescription filled, then you’ll be glad to know that Lloyd’s Pharmacy typically offers Sunday hours.

Pharmacies That Are Not Open on Sundays

In addition to specific locations of the stores above, there are some pharmacies that don’t have Sunday hours at all. For example, Costco pharmacies are not open on Sundays. 

Shop Online Pharmacies on Sundays

Remember that even though many pharmacies are closed or have limited Sunday hours, you can do some things online at any time of day or not. For example, you can place your prescription refills, scheduled shots, and sometimes even ask questions of the pharmacist using a pharmacy’s website and app tools. Did you know that there’s also an Amazon pharmacy now? Check out your online options for many of your pharmacy needs.

Read More:

If you enjoy reading our blog posts and would like to try your hand at blogging, we have good news for you; you can do exactly that on Saving Advice. Just click here to get started

Check out these helpful tools to help you save more. For investing advice, visit The Motley Fool.