Onsite Pharmacy Services Questions and Answers
Rapid City Healthcare offers an on-site pharmacy to help you with your healthcare needs in Irving, TX. See the doctor and pick up your prescription – all in one visit. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online and learn more about our wide range of medical services and pharmacy.
What services does the pharmacy provide?
Pharmacies are able to perform many services for their customers and the residents in the nearby vicinity. Their main function, and what many people think of when they hear the word “pharmacy”, is to dispense medication as prescribed by a doctor or offer customers recommendations for over-the-counter medications to ease their symptoms. The prescription can be received through a paper copy brought in by the patient or received directly from the doctor’s office, either over the phone or electronically if the doctor’s office is linked to the pharmacy’s system. The pharmacist will not only verify and fill the prescription, but they will also make sure there aren’t any negative interactions between it and other medications the patient is taking. The pharmacy also participates in drug utilization reviews, which involves managing their patient’s therapy and monitoring the effectiveness and interactions of the medication. Pharmacies are also able to administer immunizations, although the type of vaccines and ages of patients who can receive an immunization through a pharmacy will vary by state.
Can an onsite pharmacy refill my prescription?
Absolutely, any and all prescriptions can be filled at an on-site pharmacy. We offer the same pharmaceutical services to our patients and customers as a pharmacy that is not located inside a medical facility. A pharmacy located on-site of a clinic can also fill prescriptions from a doctor that doesn’t work inside of that facility, so long as there is a valid and legitimate prescription available that can be verified. The pharmacy will want to ensure that they have an accurate profile on the patient so they are able to watch for any potential drug interactions between current and new medications, as well as any allergies that the patient may have. For prescription refills where the on-site pharmacy wasn’t the original dispensing pharmacy, they will need all of the prescription information, including the contact information of the pharmacy that did dispense the medication. They will need to verify that the prescription is still valid and that there are refills still available for the patient to fill. It will also help to ensure that the medication isn’t being abused by filling multiple prescriptions through several pharmacies.
Why should I use the onsite pharmacy for my prescription?
There are a lot of benefits of having a pharmacy on-site at the medical facility where you are receiving medical care. The biggest benefit would be convenience. With a pharmacy on-site, you can stop into the pharmacy on the way back to your car, or whatever your mode of transportation is, to get your prescription filled without leaving the building. In most cases of prescription medications, the treatment starts immediately, so being able to leave with your medication in hand means that you are able to start your treatment right away. Particularly for patients who don’t drive, it saves them the struggle of having to find a pharmacy either close to their house or easily accessible on their way home. There is a higher adherence to treatment as well when a patient doesn’t have to be inconvenienced to fulfill a prescription. Having the pharmacy onsite can make it easier for the pharmacists, as if they have any questions about the prescription instructions, they can easily get reach the doctor who prescribed them for clarification.
Can I ask the pharmacist about my prescription?
It is actually encouraged to talk to your pharmacist about your prescription. At Rapid City Healthcare, our pharmacists can answer any questions you have about your medication, its side effects, any interactions to be aware of and any other information you want to know. Our pharmacists are experts in the administration of medications and our team is more than happy to answer whatever questions you may have. We want to ensure that you understand your dosage, timing and symptoms or side effects of a negative reaction that you need to watch out for. If you have questions or concerns about your medication, either at the time of fulfillment or once you’ve started taking it at home, feel free to reach out to our team at any point. You can contact Rapid City Healthcare today or visit us in-person at our main location: 800 W Airport Fwy, Suite 100 Irving, TX 75062. We are open 6 days a week and we also offer Virtual Visits on Mondays. We serve patients from Irving TX, Euless TX, Grand Prairie TX, Bedford TX, Arlington TX, Dallas TX, Flower Mound TX, Carrollton TX, Coppell TX, Grapevine TX, Farmers Branch TX, and Fort Worth TX. Looking forward to serve you!