Calligrove, PA (NBC10) – Walgens pharmacies are coming back to the Philadelphia area.
Calligroth Health and Allied Hospitals, which operates Walgreen pharmacies in Calligropia, has announced plans to reopen the pharmacies to new patients in 2018.
“We know we have a lot of work ahead of us,” said Lori Deutsch, a spokesperson for Calligrothes.
“We have to be sure that we are getting the right patients, and the right medications, and that we have the right staffing.”
Deutsch said the pharmacy plans to have 50 full-time pharmacy employees in 2018, up from the current 40.
She added that the plan is to keep the number of full-timers as small as possible, so patients can have the care they need.
“The goal is to be able to serve everyone,” Deutsch said.
“So we’ll be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or whatever the day may be.
We’ll be doing everything we can to make sure we have everything available.”
The pharmacy has been closed since August after it closed for maintenance and maintenance and cleaning.
It was slated to reopen in mid-December.
“I think they’re definitely going to have a huge turnover at this point, because we have to make room for them,” said Sarah Jorgensen, executive director of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.
Jorgensen said she is concerned that people may miss out on their prescriptions, as the pharmacies were not operating with the same number of medications.
“They’re probably going to be out of stock, and we’re probably not going to see as many patients,” Jorgenson said.
“So, we want to make as many people as possible happy and make sure that there are plenty of opportunities to see a patient, and to get a prescription, because the prices are really going to skyrocket if they can’t have their medications.”
In 2018, the Calligrones said they expect to open 20 to 30 new Walgears pharmacies in the Philadelphia region.