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Salud Longmont Clinic opens new drive through pharmacy

Salud Longmont Clinic also added secure lockers that allow patients to access prescriptions outside of pharmacy operating hours
The grand opening of Salud Longmont Clinic's new drive through pharmacy

This week, Salud Longmont Clinic held a grand opening for its new drive through pharmacy, which was recently constructed at the medical clinic’s building.

The Longmont medical center says that the purpose of the drive through pharmacy is to offer more convenience to local patients, allowing them to satisfy all of their health needs in one location.

Along with the drive through pharmacy, Salud Longmont Clinic also added secure pharmacy lockers to its list of services.

According to Salud Longmont Clinic, the lockers were installed to increase accessibility for its patients, allowing them to pick up their prescriptions outside of the pharmacy’s hours of operation.

Features of the lockers include refrigeration options for medications that require it, as well as the utilization of software that gives lockers the ability to recognize the patients that they are paired with.

The new additions were designed by Estes Park architect Thomas Beck, with direction from Salud Family Health Centers of Colorado President John Santisteven.  

Salud Longmont says that Beck was picked for the project because of his emphasis on features that are both environmentally-friendly and think about the well-being of building occupants.

During the grand opening, a number of elected officials were in-attendance to watch the pharmacy open its doors to the public, including House Representative Karen McCormick and County Commissioner Claire Levy, to name a few.

Speaking at the event was George Hartman, Salud Longmont Clinic’s director of pharmacy services. 

Hartman shared that, prior to the expansion of the pharmacy, that the medical clinic was providing a monthly average of five thousand prescriptions to low-income and medically underserved community members. 

Hartman added that he expects this number to increase as the direct result of better accessibility on account of the new pharmacy and automated lockers.