Walgreens Medical Alert System Review

Walgreens is a neighborhood icon in many areas. The first Walgreens Drug Store opened in 1901. There are currently more than 8,000 stores in 50 states. Walgreens has earned a reputation of innovation due to their ability to implement new services such as self-service shopping, computerized inventory management and solar energy.

One of the most recent innovations is the Walgreens Ready Response Medical Alert System. This system is designed for people that live alone and may fall or injure themselves. The system works with an existing phone line and a two-way, voice-activated console that connects the phone and the activator button.

The button can be worn on the neck, wrist or belt. Once the activator button is pressed it will connect with the Response Center and bring you the help you need. A one-time activation fee of $34.95 and a monthly cost of $34.95 will bring peace of mind to you and your family. There is no long-term contract and the cost of shipping is included.

There are many types of medical alert devices and there are a number of medical alert systems to choose from.

Features include:


  • 24 hour monitoring
  • Multi-lingual capability
  • No long-term contract
  • Automatic monthly testing of the console
  • Low battery indicator
  • Zero repair or replacement charges

Other considerations:

  • Walgreens is a reseller and does not own the equipment
  • $34.95 Activation fee
  • 10 days to ship
  • No Senior discount
  • No daily check in or activity monitoring
  • No automatic fall detection