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Travis to get new satellite pharmacy

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A 60th Air Mobility Wing Airman checks in at a Q-Flow system electronic kiosk at the David Grant USAF Medical Center outpatient pharmacy at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Mar. 29, 2018. The kiosk improves efficiency and patient safety allowing them to sit down and wait for their prescription activation as opposed to standing in a potentially long line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lan Kim)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Travis Air Force Base, California, is getting a new and bigger satellite pharmacy in the Base Exchange mini mall in early 2020.

During the construction period, the current satellite pharmacy will be moved to a temporary location off Hickam Avenue near the main exchange on Skymaster Drive, said Master Sgt. Jarred Jessup, 60th Medical Group outpatient pharmacy operations section chief.

The exact dates the satellite pharmacy will close for the move will be announced later, according to Jessup.

The satellite pharmacy only processes refill prescriptions, which can be called in 24 hours a day. 

To avoid running out of medication, patients can order refills by calling 707-423-7600 up to two weeks in advance of the move. Patients can also pick up refills at the self-service kiosks in the mini mall.

To use the service, patients must create a user name and password in advance at one of the kiosks using an active prescription with refills remaining, said Jessup. 

The initial phase of the building project involves downsizing the post office and modifying the retail areas in the mini mall to make room for the new pharmacy, said Lewis Martin, Air Force Medical Support Agency health facilities project director.

Contractors will also build the temporary satellite pharmacy west of the vehicle resale lot, which will be double the size of the current satellite pharmacy and feature a dedicated patient waiting area, said Lewis. 

The current satellite pharmacy, which has been in operation since 1997, has not had any major renovations completed since its inception.


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