Page 2 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - March, 2017
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Pharmacist Jeremy Brown Visitors
and assistant Harry Pickernell to the
Jr. are keeping the pharmacy Chehalis
running smoothly. Tribal
learn about
the new
from Lab
This change
results for

CLINIC the pharmacy will greatly medically indicated. and describe Wellness Center
enhance the clinic and prevent Additionally, Denise shared improvements. Visitors
From page 1 waiting in long lines at the checked out the staff offices,
After a blessing by Dan pharmacy in town. Many that Dr. William Elton, our dental clinic, examining rooms
shared some of the challenges tribal dentist, is retiring next and the new added lab and
Gleason, elders and the about previous experiences year. A replacement should pharmacy. After the tour,
Chehalis Tribal Health Board getting their prescriptions filled already be on site to provide everyone was invited to sit
members shared memories and hope that this change will for a smooth transition. down and visit while enjoying
of where and how our tribal make things easier. Getting a nutritious meal and treats
medical needs were met in the prescriptions filled can be time- Denise then invited commemorating Valentine’s
old days. They thanked the consuming and a challenge. community members to tour Day.
staff for their commitment the clinic. Staff members were
to taking care of our tribal Denise pointed out the available to answer questions
people’s medical needs. pharmacy screen on the
wall in the waiting area to
Denise talked about the keep people informed of the
completion of the pharmacy medications list. She also
and lab. She discussed the reminded everyone to keep
cost savings and what tribal track of clinic closures to make
members need to do to sure medication is prepared
transfer medications from beforehand. A limited supply of
outside pharmacies. She over-the-counter medications
explained that individuals will be available in the
should contact the clinic if pharmacy that will be available
there are specific medications only through a prescription
the clinic should keep in stock. from your provider if it is

Open house visitors agreed


Because the pharmacy is now direct care eligible to utilize the
open at the Chehalis Tribal pharmacy.
Wellness Center, medication Non-Chehalis tribal member
will no longer be picked up patients must have a
at Safeway. If you are still prescription written by a CTWC
refilling medications at an provider or from a specialty
outside pharmacy, you need to provider from a referral by
have them transferred to the CTWC to utilize the pharmacy.
Wellness Center pharmacy. Chehalis tribal members
However, narcotics or can bring in outside
scheduled drugs, will still prescriptions, but it is
need to be filled at an outside important you check to ensure
pharmacy for you to pick up. we can get your needed
You must be contract health or medication.
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