SwedishAmerican pharmacy now offering curbside service

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – The SwedishAmerican Outpatient Pharmacy at the main hospital,1401 E. State St., is now offering curbside pick-up.

Pharmacy staff will wear masks and practice social distancing when delivering prescriptions to patients’ cars.

“This new service allows patients to reduce their exposure to COVID-19 and protects our staff, too,” SwedishAmerican Pharmacy Manager Lisa Dyer said. “Our highest priority is to keep our patients and our staff safe and healthy.”

Curbside hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients can call the pharmacy at 779-696-1130 and pay over the phone with a debit or credit card.  They pull up to the hospital’s main entrance and call the pharmacy to let the staff know they have arrived. Pharmacy staff will then deliver the medication to the patient’s car.

“This is a reduced risk for our patients and our staff,” Dyer said. “We’ve also seen an increase in our on-site kiosk pharmacy pick-up which also limits face-to-face interactions.”

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