Topics Covered in This Update
· Relationship between RCMS and the Pharmacy
· Delivery Option
· Overview of Pharmacy Services
· Pharmacy Contact Information
Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS) welcomes the Gualala Community Pharmacy to Gualala. This update provides an overview of the common interests and goals between RCMS and the Gualala Community Pharmacy. The Gualala Community Pharmacy is not owned or operated by RCMS. However, the pharmacy provides us the ability to participate in a Federal Government program, helps us better serve our patients, and also provides convenient service to our community through delivery and a storefront location in Gualala.
Relationship Between Pharmacy and Clinic to Help Patients
Gualala Community Pharmacy is a 340B contracted pharmacy for RCMS. The federal government created this program that allows not-for-profit medical facilities, like RCMS, acquire qualified medications at discounted prices. Since most of these medical facilities do not dispense medications on an outpatient basis, they require a partnering pharmacy to do so on their behalf. This is a revenue sharing arrangement that provides some needed funds to clinics like RCMS. Gualala Community Pharmacy's sister stores in Mendocino and Fort Bragg have a similar arrangement with Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Hospital/Clinic and Mendocino Coast Clinics.
Gualala Community Pharmacy will also have some clinical relationship with RCMS. This relationship helps facilitate clinical information between both entities. This means a quick and accurate response to prescription refill requests, prior authorizations when insurances just don't want to cover certain medications and require providers to justify clinical need, and allows for
effective communication between the pharmacist and provider when there are concerns for drug interactions and potential negative reactions to patients' drug regimens.
Free Local Delivery
Gualala Community Pharmacy provides free local delivery of medications for those who are unable to drive to the pharmacy. As the pharmacy evolves, so will the distance and times that delivery will be available. Please call the pharmacy directly for information at (707) 896-9600.
· Prescriptions filled on a timely basis. Pharmacist available for consultation. Professional, friendly service.
· Most insurances accepted including Medi-Cal, PHP, Medicare D and Others
· Full line of over the counter medications and sundries.
· Durable Medical Equipment including walkers, wheelchairs, transport chairs, shower chairs, seat pads and many others.
· Vaccinations available for adults including Shingles (Shingrix), Hep A and Hep B, Pneumococcal (Prevnar and Pneumovax), influenza, Tdap, and Td (tetanus).
Pharmacy Contact Information
Gualala Community Pharmacy
39251 South Highway 1 (Sundstrom Shopping Center)
Gualala, CA 95445
Fax: (707)-896-9601 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday through Friday 9:00am through 5:30pm
Kelly Brodetsky, PharmD, Owner
Jack Chladek, PharmD, Pharmacy Manager
In response to the comment thread, the following is from the owners "We are automatically transferring Gualala area patients as their prescriptions come due. They don't need to do anything. If they have any questions or other requests, they can call the store in Gualala." (707) 896-9600 for more information.