The Adena Retail Pharmacy is now open in its new location, near the Emergency Department at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. Pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and it is open to the public.
“The Adena Retail Pharmacy offers our patients the opportunity to have their prescription filled immediately after seeing a provider, eliminating the need to make an additional stop on the way home,” said Fred Yingling, director of the Adena Pharmacy. “By moving to a more visible, high-traffic area, we anticipate our pharmacy services will be utilized by more patients, visitors and staff.”
The Adena Retail Pharmacy opened to the public last December on the ground floor of Adena’s Medical Office Building. A significant number of patients used the pharmacy’s services, despite being difficult to find when coming from the main hospital. The new location is now conveniently located between the Emergency Department and the heavily-travelled West Entrance.
In addition to convenience, an added benefit to having an on-site pharmacy comes when questions or issues arise that are related to prescriptions, such as drug interactions or generic options. Adena pharmacists also have greater access to providers in the Health System, which helps in handling interventions faster, and ensuring patients being released from the hospital have the medication they need in hand before leaving the hospital.