Patients can stop at Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy after discharge to fill prescriptions or purchase over-the-counter products. It’s also open to the community.
The Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy at Dunlap Family Outpatient Center is the first one of its kind in Pittsburgh and the only one within 300 miles.
St. Clair patients are able to take advantage of Walgreens ‘Meds to Beds’ program, which eases the transition to home after a procedure by providing the option of bedside delivery of prescription medications. A pharmacist or pharmacy technician delivers the medications, provides patient or caregiver education and answers questions.
The program assures the patient leaves at discharge with the medications that he or she needs in hand, saving the patient a trip to a drugstore on the way home.
The St. Clair Health and Walgreens model is especially convenient for patients living with cancer. Every aspect of the care they need all in-house, from medical oncology, surgery, the infusion center and other services offered through St. Clair Hospital Cancer Center, including radiation oncology in the adjacent Hospital.
Walgreens has partnered with hospitals across the U.S. to offer the Meds to Beds program and other services. It is part of a pioneering effort by the company to deliver high-tech, specialty care with a personal touch and to take a more direct role in the clinical management of patients. Walgreens “Connected Care” pharmacists conduct a thorough assessment of complex patients, assessing their condition, treatment and medications, and providing a complete care regimen. They also identify resources for patients facing financial challenges, and assist the patients to apply. As one of the largest specialty pharmacies in the U.S., Walgreens has unparalleled access to every available medication option, including Limited Distribution drugs.