FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 3, 2020) — The Fort Leonard Wood Post Exchange Pharmacy is set to begin offering curbside, drive-up service Monday, April 6.
According to Dr. Nancy Alavanja, Pharmacy interim chief, the new policy helps with maintaining social distancing by allowing patients the ability to wait in their vehicles instead of congregating in the pharmacy.
Alavanja said the new service will be available during normal business hours at the PX – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday – with additional availability from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays (with a lunch break between noon and 1 p.m. when the new service will be unavailable).
How the new service will work:
– Specified locations in the PX parking lot will be labeled for drop offs and pickups with signage posted to help patients know where to go.
– Patients will show their identification, and if the prescriptions are ready a runner will go inside to get the medications.
– The patient will then verify from their vehicle that the medications are correct.
– Designated parking spots will be available for patients who need prescriptions filled that were not previously called in, or if they need to drop off paper prescriptions to be processed. A staff member will then inform the patient when to return. If the patient is dropping off prescription information before 1 p.m., they’ll be able to return after 3 p.m. to pick up their medications. If the request is made after 1 p.m., they will be able to pick up prescriptions after 10 a.m. the next business day.
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital pharmacy staff will be providing most of the new services, with volunteer assistance from Airmen assigned to the 368th Training Squadron.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 80,000 military and civilians each year.
Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.
Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission