Interfaith Community Health Center opens new pharmacy

The Interfaith Community Health Center in Bellingham opened its long-anticipated pharmacy last week, a central component of the nonprofit facility’s recent expansion.

The pharmacy, located at 220 Unity St., will allow Interfaith’s patients to get prescriptions filled on site with a sliding-fee scale that discounts medications according to household size and income.  More than 14,000 individuals receive their medical, dental or behavioral-health care at Interfaith Community Health Center, according to the organization.

The new pharmacy is managed by Lisa Nelson, who holds a doctorate in the pharmacy field.

“In-house pharmacy services greatly expand access to affordable medications for our patients in a setting that allows the pharmacist and provider to work collaboratively. The result is a higher quality of care,” Nelson said, in a news release.

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