What’s your favourite part about going shopping or running an errand? A lot of people don’t like these kinds of activities, but we think, with the addition of great customer service, these types of outings can be pretty enjoyable. At Apothecarium, we pride ourselves on superb customer service, which is just one of the many benefits of choosing a locally owned independent pharmacy. More benefits are listed below:
1) A Pharmacist You Know and Trust
At independent pharmacies, you’ll gain all the benefits of getting to know your pharmacist, and your pharmacist getting to know you. We can always take the time to greet you by name, hear your story, and answer your questions. Having a dedicated pharmacist who knows you and your needs also means there’s less chance of an error occurring. At independent pharmacies, our main goal is to help you and make sure your visit to the pharmacy is a positive experience.
2) Just the Right Amount of Time at the Pharmacy
If you need to rush in, grab your medication and go, we understand, and with a simple phone call or notification through our online system, we can have your prescription ready for you. If you have questions or need us to go over your instructions once, or a few times, the pharmacists at independent pharmacies can give you as much time as you need. We understand that it’s hard to remember how to take your medications sometimes and, to prevent taking them incorrectly, you need to have them properly explained to you.
3) Individual Attention
As a locally owned independent pharmacy, we can make our own decisions, which means we put our customers first. This benefits you because we can offer you the best prices and the best products. If a generic brand of medication is just as good as the medication you’re taking but costs less, we’ll tell you that. Because we get to know you, we can pay attention to your individual needs.
4) Different Products
You may think that going to a locally owned store means that the options won’t be as good. Actually, as owners of locally owned pharmacies, we can choose unique products to stock. For instance, because of our belief in the importance of music to a child’s development, we stock Green Tones products.
5) Online Services
If managing your health quickly and on the go is a priority for you, then a local pharmacy like Apothecarium can give you just what you need. Apothecarium offers Telus Pharma Space, an online platform where you can learn about and renew your medications, or help a loved one manage their medications, using a computer or smartphone.
6) Options to Make Your Life Easier
As well as online services, independent pharmacies can also make your life easier through additional options. For example, we can deliver your medication right to your house. So, if it’s hard for you to get to the pharmacy, you don’t have to. Convenient packaging, including blister packs, will also make it easier to remember to take the right dosages of your medications.
7) Supporting Our Community
Buying local means that more of the revenue stays in the community. It also means showing your support for the local organizations that these businesses give to regularly.
If you think great service and a dedicated pharmacist will benefit you, stop by Apothecarium to experience the personal touch we add to your pharmaceutical needs. If you have met our staff and experienced our service at Apothecarium, we always appreciate your comments and feedback. You can send them HERE
Brrrrrr, Sault Ste. Marie can be a cold place. If you’re one of the lucky ones who gets to leave and go someplace warm, we’re a little jealous. We hope you’re having fun and not having any trouble with your medications, but if you are, we have the solution: try Telus Pharma Space.
Telus Pharma Space allows you to manage your medications through an online platform. If you haven’t tried it yet, all you have to do is come to Apothecarium and get your card with your temporary login information. Then you can login and find all the information you need about your prescriptions. It’s fast and will make your time away even more relaxing.
Before Your Trip
Before you go, Telus Pharma Space will make it easy to fill your prescriptions. This is because with Telus Pharma Space, you can renew them online. You can easily choose the prescriptions you need to renew and, with a few clicks, send your request. You can even select when you want to pick up your prescription to fit this into your pre-trip schedule. That way, you won’t have to wait in line; picking up your prescription will be fast and easy. If you don’t have time or find it too difficult to come in, you can also select a home delivery and choose when you want your medications delivered.
During Your Trip
Sometimes it can be hard to remember exactly when and how you are supposed to take your various medications. If you’re away, you don’t want to have to call the pharmacist and ask, but you definitely don’t want to take your medication incorrectly. This is when Telus Pharma Space comes in handy. If you login to Telus Pharma Space, you can find all the information you need about your medications. The Instruction Sheets on each of your medications will tell you exactly how you’re supposed to take your prescriptions. If you’re not planning to bring a computer, you can easily print these sheets, or, if you have a smartphone, you can open Telus Pharma Space that way, as well.
Enjoy your trip! We hope we, at Apothecarium, can make it even more fun by helping you manage your medications through Pharma Space.
Find out more about Telus Pharma Space here: https://www.telushealth.co/health-solutions/pharmacy-management/products/pharma-space/
You can also stop by Apothecarium today, or give us a call.