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August 17, 2020 bchc-news

BCHC to open BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy in Early October of 2020 – Expanding Options for Local Healthcare and Pharmacy Services

BCHC is pleased to announce its intent to open a new retail pharmacy in the community of Oelwein in the early October. BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy will be located in the BCHC Oelwein medical building, located at 2405 Rock Island Road.

BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy will be open to the public and patients of BCHC Family Medicine – Oelwein from 8:30am-5:30pm on Monday-Friday.  The pharmacy will provide free local delivery, prescription by mail delivery, and curbside pickup, quick wait times, online orders, and medication management.  Patients of BCHC Family Medicine – Oelwein can also expect collaboration among their providers and pharmacists to create the most cohesive care plan for their individual healthcare needs.

“We want our Oelwein campus to truly be a one-stop shop for a large portion of the community’s healthcare needs.  Having a retail pharmacy is a huge step towards this goal,” commented Steve Slessor, CEO of BCHC.    “Beyond the convenience factor though, I am most excited about integrating the pharmacists into our clinical team.  Medications play a huge role in our healthcare environment and our providers working in collaboration with the pharmacists can achieve even better clinical results for our patients.”

BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy will be staffed by familiar, local faces from Oelwein Family Pharmacy including pharmacists Caitlin Reinking, PharmD and Leah Schneider, PhamD.  Reinking, a 2013 PharmD graduate of the University of Iowa has been serving patients in Oelwein since January of 2016 and comes to BCHC with 7 years of experience.  Scheider, a 2005 PharmD graduate of the University of Iowa has been serving patients in Oelwein since early 2019 and comes to BCHC with 15 years of experience. Joining the pharmacists will be pharmacy technicians Jamie Albrecht, Brianna Bengston, and Tammy Walenceus.

“I am excited to join BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy to continue providing pharmacy services to the area I grew up and currently live in,” commented Leah Schneider, PharmD.  “I am looking forward to working in closer collaboration with the local providers to continue to improve our patients overall health and well-being.”

BCHC physically expanded to the community of Oelwein in the fall of 2019 by opening BCHC Family Medicine – Oelwein.  Since opening its doors, the medical building has expanded its services by welcoming a variety of specialty providers along with mental health services. The addition of BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy will provide residents of Oelwein and surrounding areas with continued options for local quality healthcare services.

To learn more about BCHC and its expanded services in the Oelwein community, please visit BCHealth.org, or follow “Buchanan County Health Center” on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest news and announcement from BCHC.


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