Oakland Clinic Has Common Prescriptions Onsite

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Other convenient services also available to patients

Patients who are diagnosed with minor illnesses at Horizon Health’s Oakland Clinic can return home with their prescription medications in-hand.

The clinic stocks a variety of commonly prescribed medicines, including select antibiotics, eye drops, and ointments. The medications are for common ailments, such as ear infections, pink eye, strep throat, and urinary tract infections. The service is for adults and children, but does not cover maintenance prescriptions, such as blood pressure and diabetes medications.

“This is a great convenience for patients since there isn’t a pharmacy in town,” said Lacey Stults, BSN, RN, CRHCP, clinic director at Horizon Health. “When you’re not feeling well, you don’t want to drive a long distance to get your medicine.”

To be eligible for the service, patients must be seen at an appointment at the clinic. If a diagnosis determines a commonly prescribed medication is needed, it can be immediately filled prior to leaving the clinic. Insurance is not billed. However, medications are competitively priced. Cash and personal check are accepted. Note that prescriptions from other medical offices cannot be sent or brought to the clinic to be filled.

Rapid strep and flu testing are also available at the clinic.

“We can provide testing, give you your medications, and you’re out the door,” Stults explained.

The Oakland Clinic also offers, or participates in, the following services:

  • The Vaccines For Children program, a federally funded, state-administered program that provides free vaccines to eligible children ages 18 and younger. The program covers those enrolled in Medicaid, who are uninsured, or under-insured.
  • Required US Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals are available for motorists who possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Casey Anderson, family nurse practitioner, provides the exams as a nationally certified medical examiner.
  • Same-day appointments are available at the clinic.
  • A new patient check-in service prior to being seen in the office is available to those who have an email address on file.

For more information about the Oakland Clinic, call 217-346-2353.