Each of our hospitals provide inpatient pharmacy services to meet the needs of our patients during their stay. To enhance patient safety, we use bar code scanning technology to match patients with their correct medication. Our pharmacy utilizes automated dispensing cabinets integrated with our medical information system for drug distribution to our patients. Our electronic medical information system uses technology that supports our prescribers and pharmacists to check for allergies, drug interactions and contraindications when entering prescription orders.
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center offers an Outpatient Pharmacy as a convenient option for handling all of your medication and medical support needs. Services are available to all Ephraim McDowell Health Associates and their dependents as well as to our patients, visitors and the community. The Pharmacy is located inside the Third Street entrance, with 15-minute parking reserved for Pharmacy customers.
Besides filling your prescriptions, our Outpatient Pharmacy also offers:
- Over-the-counter medications
- Health and beauty aids
- Bandages and other medical supplies that patients leaving the hospital might need at home
- Nutritional products and vitamins
- Naloxone rescue kits
Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
You may request a refill of a current prescription by calling (859) 239-1706.
Special Pharmacy Services
Discharge Services. Before your discharge from Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, you can have your prescriptions filled at our Outpatient Pharmacy by asking your provider to electronically prescribe the discharge prescriptions to the EMRMC Pharmacy, ask your nurse to fax the prescription or ask your family to bring the prescription to us.
Concierge “Meds to Beds” Pharmacy Service. You may also use the concierge pharmacy service, if you are being discharged from Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, by notifying your nurse that you would like this service. Ask your provider to electronically prescribe the discharge prescriptions to EMRMC Pharmacy or ask your nurse to turn in your discharge medications to the pharmacy. Once the prescriptions are filled, a member of our pharmacy team will deliver them to you right in your room.
Anticoagulation Clinic. If you are taking an anticoagulation medication (such as warfarin, Coumadin®), your doctor may refer you to our Anticoagulation Clinic. We offer point of care testing (INR) during the visit and adjust the dose to reach the targeted INR.
To learn more about the Pharmacy Department at EMH, please check out our 2017 Annual Report.