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

The seven El Rio pharmacies are located within many of our health center sites.  Five of our sites – Congress, Northwest, El Pueblo, Cherrybell and Southeast have evening pharmacy hours. We have some enabling services to help patients in need through the support of our transportation department. Certain restrictions apply, please talk to your pharmacist for more information.

In addition, El Rio has advanced practice pharmacists, who have completed residency training to work one on one with patients who have complex medical conditions. Our advanced practice pharmacists see patients who have diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other medical conditions.

Award Winning Pharmacy and Medical

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 initiatives related to pain management and innovative practice models. All patients with diabetes benefit from having education and training about diabetes. The focus of this program is on those patients with a hemoglobin A1C greater than 9% for one on one visits with the advanced practice pharmacists.  Patients can also enroll in the Diabetes Empowerment classes offered through Health Builders as an additional option for all patients living with diabetes.

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 allow the pharmacists to change your medications as needed. 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 drug interactions with other medications, food, and various medical conditions. They also support providers in completing Medicare Annual Wellness Visits which focus on preventative health.

The advanced practice pharmacy diabetes program has three distinctive features:

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

Please consider choosing an El Rio pharmacy to help receive all your needs in one place.