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On-campus pharmacy enhances health care for area residents, provides educational opportunities for ONU students

Jan 8, 2018

The Ohio Northern University HealthWise Pharmacy recently opened in the Robertson-Evans Pharmacy Building at ONU, located at 511 W. Lincoln Ave., Ada. The pharmacy, which is located next to the Pierstorf Family Pharmacy Museum, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The pharmacy is open to the public and accepts most prescription insurance plans, including the ONU employer insurance, UMR. The facility is a full-service community pharmacy with a focus on comprehensive personal care, including the sale of over-the-counter medications. It is an extension of the preventive and disease-management services offered by ONU HealthWise.

The pharmacy serves the community by extending health-care services to area residents and provides an educational function in providing a practice site for ONU College of Pharmacy students to gain real-life experiences.

The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy is managed by registered pharmacist Katie Westgerdes, a 2013 graduate of the ONU College of Pharmacy.

Clinical services offered by the pharmacy include:

  • Patient education and resources to provide personalized care, such as a phone or in-person consultations and educational material
  • Medication therapy management to review medications and provide consultative services regarding best utilization and other advice
  • A medication synchronization program, which makes the most efficient use of time for individuals with several medications
  • A compliance packaging program, which organizes doses of prescriptions for individuals taking medications up to four times daily

The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy can be contacted at 419-772-3784 (DRUG) or hwpharmacy@onu.edu.

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