Heartland Community Health Center to celebrate opening pharmacy

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Heartland Community Health Center, Lawrence’s safety net health clinic, has opened a pharmacy that “enables Heartland to stretch scarce federal resources as far as possible.”

The clinic will celebrate River City Pharmacy with a ribbon cutting and grand opening at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, according to a news release.

“Enjoy swag and snacks as we cut the ribbon for River City Pharmacy with the Chamber Lawrence,” according to the Facebook event page.

The pharmacy has prescription and over-the-counter products available. Staff also offer medication counseling and medication therapy management services, according to the release.

Brittany Wessels

“We are excited to offer expanded pharmaceutical services through River City Pharmacy,” said Brittany Wessels, director of pharmacy, in the release. “This new service line allows Heartland to provide patients access to all their healthcare needs in one location and increases community access to affordable medications.”

The pharmacy staff can help customers access the most affordable medication options through the 340 drug pricing program, according to the release.

“Through the 340B pricing program, Heartland provides services for underserved patients who otherwise would not have access to health care,” according to the news release. “River City Pharmacy and the 340B Program enables Heartland to stretch scarce federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services.”

The pharmacy, located inside Heartland at 1312 W. Sixth St., is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. It has a drive-thru option as well as a lobby, and patients can request refills online.

Learn more about it at this link or call 785-856-3210.

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