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Erie Humboldt Park Health Center Now Offering Pharmaceutical Services
If you haven’t stopped by Erie Humboldt Park Health Center in a while, you may be quite surprised by what you see. The recent Erie Humboldt Park renovations have created a beautiful space for providers, front desk and clinical support staff and most importantly, for our patients. Besides renovations to the aesthetics, the building’s infrastructure has been updated (including electric, mechanical and plumbing), an area was created to accommodate Erie’s new Family Residency Program and clinical space was revamped to increase collaboration between medical providers and clinical support staff, as well as to ensure better patient flow.
There is also an exciting addition to Erie Humboldt Park that you’ll notice right away. A new patient pharmacy on the second floor is now open for business. This new service allows Erie to provide even greater patient access to quality medical care. Patients not only have an efficient way to meet their pharmaceutical needs, but also have a ‘one stop shop’ at their convenience - a place where all their health needs can be met under one roof.
Erie’s Pharmaceutical Manager, Hiren Zala, Pharm.D. has been working side by side with Erie’s administration staff during the remodeling period at Erie Humboldt Park. His experiences with Erie has been nothing but exceptional. “Everyone across the entire organization has been cooperative and excited to have an onsite pharmacy,” says Hiren. “Collaborative support from administrative, development, IT and clinical departments further prove Erie’s commitment to deliver full service quality health care.”
The impact this service will have on patients of Erie Family Health Center is extremely positive. The Erie Humboldt Park pharmacy will be available to all patients and providers during the same hours of operation as the Erie Humboldt Park Health Center. Therefore, it is able to provide both patients and providers with a flexible and proactive resource that may not be available with other pharmacies. Pharmaceutical services are available to patients during their appointments. When prescriptions are entered in electronically, they are ready for pick up before the patient is finished with their appointment. Finally, on site pharmacies are extremely cost effective. Since they are capable of matching discount prescription programs and in some cases, offering substantially less expensive alternative options, patients do not have to sacrifice quality for affordability.