Ozarks Healthcare opens specialty pharmacy

Ozarks Healthcare (OZH) announced the health system is expanding its acclaimed pharmacy services and prescription offerings to include complete specialty pharmacy services. The Ozarks Healthcare Specialty Pharmacy will provide medications for people in southern Missouri with severe or chronic health conditions.
According to the American Hospital Association, the number of Americans with chronic medical conditions will grow by 9 percent between 2020 and 2030, an increase of 14 million people. Some disease states are projected to experience even higher increases in patient volume. Specialty pharmacies coordinate many aspects of patient care and disease management.
What is a specialty pharmacy?
Specialty pharmacies provide medications used to treat rare or complex health problems. This includes chronic and rare diseases. The medicines often have exceptional handling, storage, and distribution requirements.
What do specialty pharmacists do?
Healthcare professionals employed by specialty pharmacies provide patient education, help ensure appropriate medication use, and promote compliance. They help patients navigate prior authorizations, benefit investigations, and assist in locating resources to provide financial assistance with out-of-pocket expenditures.
About the Ozarks Healthcare Specialty Pharmacy
As of Nov. 14, the Ozarks Healthcare Specialty Pharmacy is dispensing specialty medications focused on treating conditions related to dermatology, Hepatitis C, oncology, and rheumatology.
The Ozarks Healthcare Specialty Pharmacy team includes dedicated professionals who provide comprehensive patient support at every step of the patient journey. They provide personalized patient education, side effect monitoring, and a 24/7 pharmacy support line. The OZH specialty pharmacy team will also assist patients in navigating prior authorizations, claims, and offer financial assistance, such as their 340B program.
Specialty pharmacists will work closely with providers, supporting them through a simple referral process, sharing the most up-to-date medical information, and communicating directly with the patient’s care team.
The Ozarks Healthcare Specialty Pharmacy offers convenient delivery and pick-up options and after-hours clinical support 24/7.
For more information on specialty pharmacy services at Ozarks Healthcare, call 417-505-7900. The pharmacy is located at 18 Parkway Shopping Center in West Plains and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
To learn more about Ozarks Healthcare’s Specialty Pharmacy services, visit https://www.ozarkshealthcare.com/services/pharmacy/specialty-pharmacy/.

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