Vol. LIV No. 2
February 2019

Outpatient Pharmacy building construction kicks off

ADA, Okla. - Governor Bill Anoatubby led groundbreaking ceremonies Feb. 13 signaling the start of construction on the Chickasaw Nation Outpatient Pharmacy Building, 1921 Stonecipher Blvd., in Ada.

The new Pharmacy Building, located on the Chickasaw Nation South Ada campus, will connect to the existing Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, and will provide additional space for expanded services.

Gov. Anoatubby said the new Pharmacy Building was an investment in the health quality health care for Chickasaw and other Indian patients.

“Quality health care is vital to enhancing the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw people,” Gov. Anoatubby said. “The medical center and the pharmacy are part of our effort to make health care more accessible and more convenient.”

Since the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, including the existing pharmacy, opened in 2010, more than 4.8 million prescriptions have been filled at the facility. The pharmacy service continues to show significant growth.

The new facility is designed to meet and exceed patients’ expectations and prepare for future growth.

“We want to ensure we meet our goal of making quality health care convenient and accessible for the people we serve, and we are able to meet our current needs as well as preparing to meet our future needs.

“We are breaking ground on a facility that will help meet the needs of the people we serve for years to come.”

The two-story, 32,000-square-foot Pharmacy Building will contain all state-of-the-art pharmacy features, from a compounding room to a durable medical equipment supply center. The new facility will connect to the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center though a corridor.

Using cutting-edge pharmacy robotics and software technology, the new facility is expected to fulfill as many as one million prescriptions annually.

The Pharmacy Building will also include a pharmacy call center, as well as a four-lane prescription drive-thru for added convenience.

Last year more than 108,000 patients were served through the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center pharmacy drive-thru window, an average of 295 patients a day.

New patient services in the outpatient pharmacy facility include a durable medical equipment (DME) supply center. The 4,000-square-foot DME supply area will enable staff members to deliver devices, such as crutches, monitors and wheelchairs, conveniently and efficiently.

About Chickasaw Nation Outpatient Pharmacy

The Chickasaw Nation Pharmacy provides patients with prescription services, medication reconciliation services, a medication take-back program for unwanted tablet or capsule medications, and medication therapy counseling on any prescription or over-the-counter product. Pharmacists also provide counsel regarding medication interactions with patient-specific illnesses.

To be eligible for pharmacy services, patients must have a CDIB or citizenship card from a federally-recognized tribe. Prescriptions must be written by a Department of Health provider.

For more information, please call (580) 436-3980 or (580) 421-4569 or visit Chickasaw.net.