CareZone Medication App : Review

By:  Jim Schrempp   |  Posted: June 16, 2016   |  Updated: March 22, 2023

The Basics

  • Product: Health Info Organizer
  • Company: CareZone
  • Review Date:  July 2016 

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Analyst Summary: CareZone   |  Health Info Organizer

The CareZone Medication App was one of our two top picks for the Useful Apps Club when we reviewed and evaluated the category of medication management Apps.

The CareZone Medication App (when we wrote this, this product was offered by AARP as the AARP Rx App, but this is no longer the case) was one of our two top picks for the Useful Apps Club in July 2016. Read our comparative analysis of medication apps for more details about our evaluations. 

Update: in 2020 CareZone was acquired by Walmart. We have not reevaluated the App since this acquisition. As of May 2021 the App no longer was available for download and the Carezone website no longer functions beyond a splash page.

We conclude the App has been discontinued by Walmart, although we have not seen press releases to that effect.


Original Review

This is a tidy app with a number of good features.

First, to enter your medication the app will guide you into taking several photos of each label on pill bottles and other medication. We were skeptical, but in our testing the medication entry was fast and accurate – even when we purposely took bad photos. Care Zone used information from the labels to collect the names of our doctors, our pharmacies, and prescription numbers, as well as other information. Unfortunately Care Zone does not provide the user with a picture of the medication.

The app also provides “trackers” for recording certain measurements such as blood pressure, pain, glucose levels, and several more. Care Zone can remind you to record a tracker measurement at a certain time each day.

It is easy to export your medication data into an email message. We didn’t find a way to export our trackers or journal entries.

Care Zone supports multiple people, if you handle medications for someone else.

Care Zone also provides a web site that can be used to manage your medication and other information, almost as if you were using the app on your smartphone. Updates in one place are immediately reflected in the other. This is a nice feature if you are more comfortable entering data using your laptop.

Care Zone also allows you to share your information with another Care Zone user. If you do, you are granting them complete access to your medication and other information. The other user will be able to add or delete medications and change dosing schedules for you. More than just a “buddy” everyone in a  particular “care zone” has full access.

You remain the owner of your care zone and you can revoke the share permission, but you have to do that via the web site, not the app. This sharing is a lot, so we suggest you use it with caution.

Care Zone says they are compliant with HIPAA. 


Downloading this App

You can get it at the CareZone website (see link to manufacturers website at top of page).


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5 thoughts on “CareZone Medication App”

  1. Hello,
    I have used CareZone app but it is no longer working. I was in touch with a Walmart representative who said they have no connection with this app?
    Thoughts, and thank you

  2. I got a new phone so i had to
    I got a new phone so i had to delete all my apps and CareZone was one of them. I tried downloading it and it says that the app isn’t available. Whats going on? It has all our meds and all our info plus important dates to remember. I need CareZone back please.

  3. In June 2020 Walmart acquired
    In June 2020 Walmart acquired CareZone’s technology and intellectual property for $200 Million and integrated it into their own systems so there is no longer a CareZone app.