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Retail Pharmacy Network Division

Community pharmacists are responsible for a variety of patient-centered activities including but not limited to dispensing prescription and non-prescription medications, educating and counseling patients, screening for and providing vaccinations, identifying and addressing potential drug interactions, and optimizing patient care. Community pharmacists must work within legal and ethical guidelines set by many different regulatory agencies, including the State Board of Pharmacy, Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration, and third party payers.

The Barnabas Health Retail Pharmacy network currently operates six pharmacies that offer convenient prescription services to the general public, patients, and employees. Our on-site pharmacies offer our patients a convenient method to address their discharge medication needs after doctors’ appointments, clinic visits, outpatient procedures, and inpatient hospitalizations. Our complimentary bedside medication delivery service by our pharmacy discharge advocates provides patients a more efficient transition during discharge. In addition, this service allows our professional staff to educate patients on the importance of medication adherence and address any questions or concerns that patients may have prior to discharge. Our pharmacies also carry a comprehensive line of specialized medications and devices to meet the needs of our discharge populations and hospital programs.

This past year, the retail pharmacy enhanced its clinical services, consolidated two retail pharmacies, and went live on Epic Willow Ambulatory at Clara Maass Medical Center. The Dispensary of Hope program, which improves medication access to under-served populations by providing donated medications at no charge, was maintained at four retail locations and expanded to the Greenville location. During 2022, most outreach programs transitioned back to in-person while continuing virtual and telephonic sessions with educational programs including preventive medicine, medication safety, vitamins and supplements, and COVID-19 vaccine updates. In addition, collaborations were established with the Irvington Health Department and Family Connections – ADAPT to support community-based health education and screening programs.

The retail pharmacy intends to build upon its robust patient care and clinical service programs in 2023. Initiatives include expanding and maximizing EPIC’s retail platform, increasing immunization awareness, optimizing third party reconciliation receivable procedures, and establishing insulin availability under the Dispensary of Hope program, implementing a medica-tion Track and Trace program, and remodel the retail pharmacy at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Patient-centered Community Outreach Education and Screening Programs

  • Bethany Senior Center – Newark, NJ
  • Bloomfield Public Library - Bloomfield, NJ
  • Friday Friends – Millburn, NJ
  • Livingston Senior Center – Livingston, NJ
  • Millburn Life Lighters – Millburn, NJ
  • NJ Reentry Corporation – New Brunswick, NJ
  • Old Guard Senior Citizens of Livingston – Livingston, NJ
  • Senior Center of the Chathams – Chatham, NJ
  • Senior Wellness Connection (NBI) – Newark, NJ
  • Village at Garwood Seniors – Garwood, NJ
  • Westfield Senior Housing – Westfield, NJ

Additional Services Offered by our Pharmacy Network Include

  • Tailored clinical services based on individual facility needs
  • Bedside medication delivery prior to discharge
  • Prescription delivery to your home (some restrictions may apply)
  • Adult Immunizations (where available)
  • Popular generic prescription plans offered ($4 for 30 days, $10 for 90 days on select generic medications)
  • Individualized medication consultation available on every prescription
  • Naloxone Public Access Program in collaboration with NJ Department of Health
  • Computerized year-end tax records and insurance receipts
  • Health Care Provider In-service Education
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medications available with a 20% discount to all employees
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) cards accepted
  • Charity Care Prescription Programs
  • Contracted pharmacy to our 340B hospitals
  • All major insurance plans accepted: NJ Medicaid, CVS/Caremark, Horizon BC/BS of NJ, Express Scripts, Horizon NJ Health, Optum Rx, and Medicare Part D Plans
  • Support care transitions, adult immunizations, medication adherence, and medication therapy management (MTM)

Retail Pharmacy Network Leadership