Symbria Rx Services opening telepharmacy at Friendship Village
In May, Symbria Rx Services is opening a unique, on-campus pharmacy in partnership with Friendship Village in Schaumburg, Illinois. The new "Friendly Remedies" telepharmacy, which is the second of its kind in the state of Illinois, will make it possible for the hundreds of independent-living residents at Friendship Village to take care of their medication needs on-campus.
Friendly Remedies will be staffed by pharmacy professionals who are expert in medication management for seniors, including a certified pharmacy technician who will work on-site in the pharmacy. Experienced, highly credentialed Symbria Rx Services pharmacists will use telehealth technology to consult with residents when they pick up their medications.
In addition to providing prescriptions, the pharmacy will offer a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and convenience items that Friendship Village residents have requested, such as vitamins, personal hygiene products, and first aid items. OTC and convenience items will also be available for purchase on weekends from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., when volunteers from the Friendship Village community will staff the location.
Symbria Rx Services is excited about introducing telehealth technology at Friendship Village. We also plan to implement this technology at other skilled-nursing client communities in the future.