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Satellite Pharmacy Returns to Keesler

From: Keesler     Filed 4/6/06  GCN

A temporary satellite pharmacy is being constructed to provide pharmacy services to Keesler patrons.  The modular facility is currently being set up in the parking lot east of the Four-Seasons/Class 6 store on Meadows Drive. This service will be available until the new base exchange complex is rebuilt. 

Patrons may remember this is the same site of the old temporary satellite pharmacy which was put in place in 1999 while personnel awaited for the opening of the base exchange pharmacy in 2002.

It takes approximately eight weeks to set up and configure the modular building as a pharmacy.  Once complete, the facility will offer the same services previously provided by the base exchange pharmacy that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

The satellite pharmacy becomes the dedicated service site for prescriptions from off-base and for pickup of called-in refills.  Same-day service for new prescriptions and next-day service for called-in refills is going to be provided at this location, with the convenience of drive-through pickup of completed prescriptions.

Patients who see providers in one of the Keesler Medical Center clinics will continue to be served at the temporary pharmacy in the medical center until the main Keesler Medical Center pharmacy reconstruction is completed, estimated to be sometime in May. 

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