KVH Pharmacy has received certification as a community pharmacy from the Washington State Department of Health. Previously, the pharmacy was certified only as a hospital pharmacy. This limited the patient population for which prescriptions could be filled to individuals who were currently receiving care at KVH Hospital.
Now, anyone may choose to have their prescription sent to KVH Pharmacy, regardless of where they are being seen. The pharmacy will remain located inside KVH Hospital, with a new outpatient window to serve the public.
With the expansion of services, KVH Pharmacy will be the only pharmacy in Central Washington that is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“This is an added convenience for patients, especially for those who are leaving the hospital,” said Rhonda Holden, Chief Ancillary Officer for Kittitas Valley Healthcare. “If someone has recently experienced a hospital stay or undergone a surgery, it can sometimes be difficult for them to easily get from place to place. Having their medications before they leave eliminates one extra errand.”
Patients will also have the ability to opt into a free text notification service to let them know when prescriptions are ready to be picked up or need to be refilled.
For more information about KVH Pharmacy, please call (509) 925-8484.