Publix Pharmacy will be dispensing prescriptions to patients prior to discharge from Memorial Hospital in Beaufort (SC) as part of a new collaboration, the two organizations announced on July 22.
As part of the collaboration, a nearby Publix pharmacy will fill the prescribed medications during patients’ hospital stays and a Publix associate will deliver the prescription to their room before they leave the facility.
The new service will be free for patients who want their medication delivered to the hospital. Patients only have to pay the out-of-pocket costs for the drugs.
The collaboration also includes establishing in-store telehealth locations at two Publix locations across the state. Each telehealth center will have a private room with teleconferencing and medical diagnostic equipment. Virtual tours will be $ 59 and will not require an appointment
“We are delighted with this collaboration to expand access to care in the Lowcountry and provide direct prescribing service to patients leaving hospital,” said Russell Baxley, President and CEO of Beaufort Memorial. “Our mission is to improve the health of our community. , and providing walk-in care through the Publix Pharmacy offers a unique way to do so. It is another option for patients who need care when and where it is best for them. “
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