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Extra support for monthly periods

Did you know that we offer coverage for certain over-the-counter (OTC) menstrual (period) care products? Learn how you can get monthly care items, like pads, tampons, cleansing wipes and more — at no cost to you. 


OTC items (PDF)

What is the OTC benefit?

What is the OTC benefit?

As an eligible Aetna Better Health member, women between the ages of 10 to 55, you will be able to connect with CVS Pharmacy each month to receive free menstrual products delivered directly to your door. To receive coverage, you must choose products from the list of approved OTC items. So be sure to check the OTC item list (PDF) before placing your order. 

How do I place an order? 


You have a few options:


  • Online: Visit the CVS Health® OTC Health Solutions website.
  • By phone: Call OTC Health Solutions at 1-888-628-2770 (TTY: 711). You can speak with a live agent Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 8 PM ET. You can also order at any time via our automated interactive voice response (IVR) system. Just have your member ID ready when placing your order.


After placing your order, you should receive your items in the mail from OTC Health Solutions (within 14 days). 

Commonly asked questions

This benefit helps our members get the essential period care products they need each month. 


Many people can’t afford supplies (pads, tampons, cleansing wipes, etc.) to manage their periods. With less access to these products, some people may use items for long periods of time. They may also end up using other options, like paper towels or newspapers. This can cause serious health problems, such as yeast infections and toxic shock syndrome.


More about using period care products

You can use your OTC benefit (up to $20) once a month.

No, unused benefit amounts do not roll over to the next month.

No, $20 is the limit amount. 

You should receive your order within 14 days after it was placed.

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