Thursday 24 January, 2019

NHF drug service at St James Type 5 Health Centre to be relocated

Come Monday, January 14, patients who utilise pharmacy services at the St James Type 5 Health Centre, on Creek Street, in Montego Bay, will do so in a new, more spacious Drug Serv towards the back of the property. 

As a result, pharmacy services will no longer be available at the adjoining building at the health centre.

In order to facilitate relocation efforts, pharmacy services at the current pharmacy will be closed to the public as of Friday, January 11 at 4 p.m. as well as on Saturday, January 12 and will resume on Monday, January 14 in the new building. 

During the weekend, patients can get their medication at Drug Serv Mount Salem, or at any of the NHF’s private pharmacy partners in Montego Bay, which are: Hilton’s Pharmacy; C & J Professional Pharmacy; Drugs Mart Pharmacy; Healthy Concept Pharmacy and J & J Pharmacy in Mount Salem.

The building housing the new pharmacy was completed over a 3-month period at a cost of approximately $10 million.

Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Fund (NHF), Everton Anderson said: “The St James Type 5 Health Centre Drug Serv Pharmacy processes an average of 4,200 prescriptions per month.  So, this new building on the premises of the health centre will allow NHF to serve our customers more effectively with larger storage space for medication and, most importantly, to offer a better customer experience.  In fact, this project is a reflection of NHF’s focus to deliver quality customer service to our citizens.”

The opening hours for the new pharmacy building at the St. James Type 5 Health Centre will remain as Mondays to Fridays at 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The Drug Serv will also be opened on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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