Pharmaceutical services began when the Free Health Clinic started, through special arrangements with area pharmacies for patients to obtain their medicines.
The need for medicines is inherent in health-care services, and a pharmacy facility was created in 1996 when the Clinic moved into its first home.
Today, the Clinic’s on-site Sherman Curry Pharmacy is staffed by a part-time pharmacist and full-time coordinator.
Volunteers provide key clerical roles in pharmacy operations.
Pharmacy shifts are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
- Limited to Clinic patients
- With its own formulary of medicines, with no controlled substances stocked or distributed
Pharmacy shifts are filled by staff, and volunteer pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
- Purchasing formulary-approved drugs from wholesalers
- Obtaining samples
- Accessing free medication programs operated by pharmaceutical companies
- Stocked pharmacy room (limited access)
- Front pharmacy for checking in, tracking and dispensing medicines
- Patient education area
- The Clinic’s Medicare Medication Program works independently from the pharmacy to obtain free medicines.
To call in a prescription
Monday, 1 to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
To drop off prescription refills
Mondays, 1 to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays, 12 noon to 7 p.m.
To pick up prescriptions
Thursdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$3 donation per prescription