Baptist Golden Triangle now offers a new service that gives patients the convenience of having their discharge prescriptions filled before they ever leave the hospital.
The new Outpatient Pharmacy Bedside Service allows patients to have their discharge medications, prescribed by their physician, filled and delivered directly to their hospital room from the hospital’s Outpatient Pharmacy.
“We are proud to offer this new service as an added convenience to our patients,” said Director of Pharmacy Ben Hughes. “Often when patients are discharged, they want to get home as quickly as possible. This service helps patients and their families arrive home sooner by eliminating the need to stop by a pharmacy to get prescriptions filled,” he added.
“Our goal is to fill all prescriptions in an accurate and timely manner,” said Randy Tolleson, pharmacist in the Outpatient Pharmacy. “We treat everyone with the utmost respect and appreciation, whether they come in to the Outpatient Pharmacy for their prescription or we take the prescription to the patient at the bedside. We are happy to provide this new service to our patients and their families,” he added.
Currently the service is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with plans to expand the service hours in the future.
Payment may be made with cash or with most major credit cards, and there is no delivery fee. The cost of these medications cannot be added to a hospital bill. The Outpatient Pharmacy accepts most prescription insurance plans and has many $4 generic medications available.
To participate, a patient submits an authorization form. “It’s a simple form giving us the information we need to fill the prescriptions and deliver them to the patient,” Ben said.
Completely voluntary, the service is designed to add convenience for all patients.