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Brian Ledley Posted by: Brian Ledley 5 months ago

In late October, Pulaski Memorial Hospital opened its new community pharmacy to the public. The pharmacy storefront, located between the Emergency Department and the hallway to their Medical Office Building, will operate just like any other retail pharmacy. “We wanted to provide a more convenient pharmacy option for our patients and residents,” said hospital CEO Steve Jarosinski.

“Certainly, our goal is for patients to see their provider and then be able to go straight to the pharmacy to have their prescription filled, but you don’t have to be a patient of a PMH provider. We will take a prescription from any doctor or nurse practitioner and do our best to fill it as quickly as possible.”

Patients can even switch their prescriptions to PMH’s pharmacy before seeing their provider. “If a patient already has a prescription written, they can call us, and we can work with their current pharmacy to have that prescription sent to us to fill,” said Pharmacy Manager Thomas Ulrich. “The provider can also write a new prescription, but the patient may have to see their provider before they write a new script. We want to make it as easy as possible for the community to utilize our services.”

The new Community Pharmacy also has a drive-up window available for patients. “Offering a drive-thru option was something we knew we wanted to have from the beginning,” said Jarosinski. “Whether the unpredictability of the weather or just the ease of using a drive-thru, we are excited about this feature and think the community will be, too.”

In addition to filling prescriptions, the pharmacy will also have a wide selection of over-the-counter medications. “We offer some of the most common medications, such as pain relievers, allergy, cold and flu meds, antacids, and vitamins,” said Thomas.

PMH also unveiled a new prescription savings card. The card is available to everyone but is especially for those patients with no insurance or a high-deductible insurance plan. “Patients shouldn’t have to decide between groceries or their needed medications. The goal of the prescription savings card is to be able to offer the lowest price possible to our community members,” said Jarosinski.

With the Winamac pharmacy now open, the Hospital is planning a satellite location in Francesville that is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2024.

To contact the Pulaski Memorial Hospital Community Pharmacy, please call (574) 946-2108.

PMH’s Community Pharmacy will be open seven days a week. It will be open from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday, and 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The pharmacy will close each weekday from 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.