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.