CVS has released a statement regarding the closure of its Port Lavaca store.

According to a CVS official, the company “made the difficult decision to close our pharmacy” at 325 South Highway 35 Bypass in Port Lavaca on June 2.

CVS said all prescriptions were transferred to the nearby Walgreens at 1302 N. Virginia Street in Port Lavaca “to ensure that patients continue to have uninterrupted access to pharmacy care. All store employees were moved into comparable roles at other nearby CVS locations.”

The company said maintaining access to pharmacy services in underserved communities is “an important factor we consider when making store closure decisions.”

Other factors include local market dynamics, population shifts, a community’s store density, and ensuring there are other geographic access points to meet the needs of the community, including COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

CVS said it will “continue to provide the area with outstanding service at our locations in Victoria, Bay City, and Portland. We also offer prescription home delivery service to eligible patients through CVS.com and the CVS Pharmacy app to provide additional convenient access to medications.”