09 Jan 2018
- By Lori Lyn C. Lirio – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
THE Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.’s outpatient pharmacy held a soft opening on Monday and will officially open to the public on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.
The outpatient pharmacy is located on the ground floor of the hospital near the laboratory and PHI Pharmacy.
CHCC pharmacy manager Rodylyn M. Bacani said their introductory prices on all medicines and other items will be 10 percent less than the regular price.
CHCC is still in the process of getting approval for its federal 340B Drug Discount Program application, but the pharmacy is already giving discounts for medicines for tuberculosis, HIV and family planning, she added.
Special assistant for policy, sustainability and development Kaitlyn Neises said it is the first time for CHCC to operate an outpatient pharmacy.
One of the features of the pharmacy, she added, is a private consultation room. “If a patient needs to talk to a pharmacist privately, we have a private space for that.”
The pharmacy is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
The pharmacy has five full-time staff members.
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/101344-chcc-outpatient-pharmacy-holds-soft-opening