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Pharmacy

Our mission is to provide, within accepted professional standards and ethics, those services that utilize the pharmacy technicians' unique body of knowledge of drugs and drug systems, with the exception of radiopharmaceuticals, to support the goals of the institution. This includes:

  • Assuring that patients at BMC for whom drug therapy is indicated receive the most appropriate drug therapy so as to maximize the desired therapeutic outcomes, while minimizing negative outcomes, in a cost-effective manner.
  • Serving as a resource of drug information and education for the institution.
  • Being responsible for the acquisition, distribution, and control of all drugs on BMC premises, including drugs used in clinical research, according to applicable laws and regulations

Pharmacy Hours and Locations

Shapiro Center

725 Albany Street
Boston MA 02118

617.414.4880

Toll Free: 855.274.MEDS

Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center

850 Harrison Ave
Boston MA 02118

617.414.4883

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Doctor's Office Building

720 Harrison Ave
Boston MA 02118

617.638.8130

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday closed

Pharmaceutical Care Services

  • BMC inpatient pharmacists deliver care in a decentralized model Monday–Friday 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM. On evenings, nights and weekends order verification and medication distribution are handled in a centralized model.
  • BMC inpatient pharmacists provide discharge counseling and telephone follow-up calls for patients admitted for targeted disease states to decrease re-admission rates.
  • Clinical drug information services are provided 24/7 utilizing an on-call pager which is responded to by the residents with back-up from clinical specialists.
  • BMC pharmacists work collaboratively with nurses, physicians and the IT department to develop easy-to-use, evidence-based treatment protocols and order sets
  • An Emergency Department satellite provides distributive and clinical services to the Trauma, Acute, Non-Acute, and Pediatric ERs Monday–Friday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM with planned expansion in hours of operation.
  • A pediatric satellite provides clinical and distributive services to the pediatric areas 7 days a week 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • BMC utilizes technicians, students and automation to provide exceptional drug distribution services. Automated systems include Pyxis machines, with a drug storage carousel, DoseEdge - an IV medication bar coding system, fully interfaced inpatient CPOE, Emergency Department CPOE and interfaced outpatient medical records and e-prescribing for our clinic and discharged patients.

Outpatient Pharmacies

The Outpatient Pharmacies at Boston Medical Center provide prescription services to patients seeing providers within BMC affiliated practices. The pharmacies are staffed by over 15 different pharmacists that provide counseling to patients on any of their medications.

Mail Order Services

Boston Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy services offers a mail order program in which your prescription medications are mailed directly to your home at no cost (excludes co-pays). We have partnered with the United States Postal Service to ensure that your prescriptions arrive on-time and safely. It is the mission of this program to provide our patients a convenient, cost effective, and reliable method of receiving their medications consistently.

To enroll in the mail order program, please call the Boston Medical Center affiliated Cornerstone Health Solutions at 781-805-8220 to see if your insurance plan is eligible to opt into this program at Cornerstone Health Solutions or one of our on-campus outpatient pharmacies.

Blister Pack Services

Patients may also elect to receive medications packaged in a single or multi-dose package. There is no additional charge for this service.

Additional Services

Pharmacists review your profile for appropriateness and interactions every time your fill a prescription. Also, if at any time you would like to have a pharmacist review your medications for cost-effectiveness, safety and efficacy, or problems with insurance, just ask. We'll be glad to help.

Pharmacist-based Clinics

Anticoagulation Clinic (Coumadin Clinic):

Preston Family Building
732 Harrison Ave
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

617.638.6785

Primary Care Clinic Pharmacists:

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street
6th Floor Suite 6B

617.414.5951

Inpatient Pharmacies

Menino Pavilion, Inpatient Pharmacy
840 Harrison Avenue

Moakley Building, Oncology Pharmacy Satellite
830 Harrison Avenue
3rd Floor, Room 3245

Menino Pavilion, Pediatric Pharmacy Satellite
840 Harrison Avenue
4th Floor, Room 4110

Menino Pavilion, Emergency Room Pharmacy Satellite
840 Harrison Avenue

Cornerstone Health Solutions

Cornerstone Health Solutions is a specialty pharmacy business which designs, funds, and operates specialty pharmacies for health systems in order to improve patient outcomes and drive revenue.

With roots in Boston Medical Center which is comprised of a hospital and health plan, Cornerstone understands that now, more than ever, healthcare organizations must focus on delivering exceptional care to their patients not only to improve outcomes, but also to drive revenue. Specialty pharmacy services can help with both. When this capability is integrated into a healthcare system, patients have direct access to drugs otherwise difficult to get and even worse, disregarded, or not taken as directed.

Because specialty pharmacies come with a unique set of challenges - support, access, and infrastructure to name a few – they can be challenging for systems to execute. This is where Cornerstone can help. Day in and day out, the program provides a trusted partner to collaborate with while prioritizing patient care, delivering millions to the bottom line within the first year, and eventually, allowing health systems to capture 80% of total specialty opportunity.

Administration

Inpatient Administrative Office

617.638.6790

Outpatient Administrative Office

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
850 Harrison Avenue

617.414.5394