Pharmacy Services

El Rio has pharmacies located at multiple El Rio sites making it easy to pick up your prescriptions at the same time you receive your medical and dental care. Our licensed pharmacists are here to answer your questions and help with any issues including how to pay for your medications.

One Stop for Pharmacy and Medical

El Rio pharmacies are located within many of our health center sites.  Four of our sites – Congress, Northwest, El Pueblo and Southeast have evening pharmacy hours. We also may be able to mail your medications and/or deliver them to patients in need with the help of our transportation department. Certain restrictions apply, please talk to your pharmacist for more information.

In addition, El Rio has clinical pharmacists, who have completed doctoral fellowships to work one on one with patients who have complex medical conditions. Our clinical pharmacists see patients who have diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung disease and other medical conditions.

Award Winning Diabetes management

Did you know El Rio has award winning diabetes management providers?

El Rio’s advanced practice pharmacists have been recognized with many awards due to their unique approach to effective management of diabetes, role in Medicare annual wellness visits, participation in local and national initiates related to pain management and innovative practice models. All patients with diabetes benefit from having intensive individual training. Consider sending those with a hemoglobin A1C greater than 9% for one on one visits with the advanced practice pharmacists and utilizing the Diabetes Empowerment classes offered through Health Builders as additional resources.

El Rio has advanced practice pharmacists who have completed 1-2 years of post-doctoral residencies to work one on one with patients who have complex medical conditions through collaborative drug therapy management agreements that include prescriptive authority. Additional training includes board certification in ambulatory care and/or certification as diabetes educators. Our advanced practice pharmacists see patients who have diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung disease, and many other medical conditions. As part of the healthcare team, they review medications for safety, effectiveness, cost savings, and of course, drug interactions with other medications, food, and various medical conditions. As mentioned above, they also support providers in completing Medicare Wellness Visits which focus on preventative health.

 The diabetes program has three distinctive features:

  1. Increased direct patient care involving one on one visits for medical care and education;
  2. Management of all chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure;
  3. Teaching patients to be become proactive managers of their health using self-management tools

One Stop for Pharmacy and Medical:

El Rio pharmacies are located within many of our health center sites.  Four of our sites – Congress, Northwest, El Pueblo and Southeast have evening pharmacy hours. We also have enabling services for those with special circumstances. Certain restrictions apply, please talk to your pharmacy team for more information.

Please encourage your patients to choose El Rio pharmacy to help patients receive all their needs in one place.