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Community Service

The Department of Pharmacy touches the lives of many through their involvement in community service.

  • The Medical Center Department of Pharmacy provides services to the Columbus Health Department and the West Georgia Health District.
    • Community Health Pharmacy, owned and operated by The Medical Center, is located in the Health Department and provides medications and pharmacy services to the West Georgia Health District. Community Health Pharmacy is the only pharmacy in the region under contract with the State of Georgia to provide prescription medications and clinical pharmacy services to the Aids Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).
    • The Pharmacy also serves the community through the Community Healthcare Network working with the mobile clinic van to meet the needs of underserved individuals who are homeless or residing in area shelters.
  • The Family Health Pharmacy, located in the Family Medicine Center meets the pharmacy needs of Family Medicine patients.
    • The Pharmacy also works with the Stewart Community Home, a 70-plus bed assisted living center for mentally ill indigent residents. The Pharmacy oversees the medication use process in the Home and works with Columbus Regional’s Tower Pharmacy to ensure patients’ medication regimens are appropriate.
  • The Department of Pharmacy was the first hospital in the U.S. to receive approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, to conduct an Alternate Methods Demonstration Project to serve a network of federally funded Community Health Centers.
    • The Pharmacy works closely with Valley Healthcare to provide pharmaceuticals through the 340B drug program that allows the community health centers to access cost effective medication therapy for underserved patients.
  • The Columbus Health Department contracts with the Department of Pharmacy to provide emergency preparedness pharmacy services for the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS).
    • The Pharmacy also is positioned to manage locally the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) in the event that the SNS is activated to meet emergency disaster needs.
    • The Medical Center is the only hospital in Columbus which maintains the Chempack, a CDC and state-sponsored stockpile of special medications which could be utilized to treat victims of a biological disaster.
  • The Pharmacy works with the community in many different health and wellness and health awareness initiatives, including
    • * Annual Men and women’s Health Expo
    • Diabetes Walks
    • Community campaigns
    • Cancer Relay for Life
    • Community and civic group presentations
  • The Pharmacy provides drug information services to area physicians and other healthcare professionals through the Pharmacy’s Drug Information Center (DIC).
  • The Department of Pharmacy works with the Three Rivers Area Health Education Center to assist in bringing healthcare to underserved populations in West Central Georgia.
As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.