Hy-Vee brings telepharmacy to another Iowa community

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Hy-Vee brings telepharmacy to another Iowa community

By David Salazar - 12/12/2017

Hy-Vee is continuing to expand its telepharmacy offerings in Iowa communities. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based company recently opened a new telepharmacy in Manson at a former Medicap pharmacy.

“We are thrilled to provide Hy-Vee pharmacy services and maintain a personal pharmacist connection for residents in Manson through our new telepharmacy location,” Hy-Vee senior vice president and chief health officer Kristin Williams said. “Enhancing health care for our customers is a top priority, and this location will fill prescriptions as well as offer additional health-and-wellness services that Hy-Vee is known for.”

A pharmacist at the Fort Dodge, Iowa, Hy-Vee will verify patient prescriptions for accuracy, dosing and safety, and a certified technician will fill the prescription. Hy-Vee said the telepharmacy uses digital equipment to check fill accuracy. In addition to the pharmacy technician — who worked in the former Medicap pharmacy — the telepharmacy will have a full-time pharmacist onsite 16 hours per month.

The telepharmacy also will offer patient counseling via telephone or iPad. It also will sell a selection of OTC products, the company said.

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