(As of December 1, 2014) St. Elizabeth's works to continuously improve care for our patients. To ease the transition of discharge from the hospital to resting at home, we have teamed up with national drugstore chain Walgreens to offer a FREE, convenient hospital bedside delivery option for prescription medications. St. Elizabeth's Hospital is Walgreens’ exclusive hospital affiliate in St. Clair County.
Through a quick opt-in process with a Walgreens Pharmacy Technician, patients can have their prescriptions quickly filled and delivered directly to their room prior to being discharged. The benefits to the patient include:
• No extra stop on way home
• Insurance verification to streamline delays in authorization
• Pharmacist consultation available to answer questions about discharge medications
• Walgreens can transfer the script to any other ‘hometown’ pharmacy for future refills
Beyond providing an easy, time-saving option for obtaining prescriptions and supplies, the Walgreens program can also help improve patients’ compliance to take medications as prescribed by their physicians, which in turn, can help speed recovery.
If you would like to learn more about Walgreens Bedside Delivery during your stay at St. Elizabeth's, talk to your staff caregivers or call (618) 910-7809. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm.
For patients being discharged after normal hours, there is an option for “Express Pick-up” in which a prescription can be faxed to Walgreens and the patient can pick it up through the drive-thru on way home. Ask your caregiver for more information about this program.
St. Elizabeth's Hospital is Walgreens' exclusive affiliate in St. Clair County.