In today’s ever changing medical environment, medications play an increasing role in one’s recovery. To help in providing more complete and comprehensive patient care, Fulton County Health Center inpatient pharmacy continues to grow to better serve the patients of the Health Center. The FCHC inpatient Pharmacy Department serves the medication needs of hospital inpatients as well as patients of outpatient departments such as the Oncology and Hematology department, Radiology department, and the Emergency Room. The inpatient pharmacy staff consists of 7 registered pharmacists and 6 certified pharmacy technicians. The inpatient pharmacy department also works with several Colleges of Pharmacy by providing education opportunities for both introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experience.
The inpatient pharmacy department is responsible for verifying all medication orders for accuracy, checking for drug-drug, drug-food, or drug-disease interactions, dispensing medications, both oral and IV, and serving as medication information experts for the Health Center. Inpatient pharmacists can be found in the hospital pharmacy or in patient care areas when counseling patients on their medications. Inpatient pharmacy technicians can also be found in the hospital pharmacy or throughout the hospital when delivering medications and assisting the hospital pharmacists.
If you plan to have a procedure done or find yourself at the Health Center for an illness, the Pharmacy Department recommends that you or a family member bring in a complete and current medication list. It is very important that we have your medication history on file as an aid in diagnosis and treatment. For more information, you may contact us at 419-330-2670.
The inpatient pharmacy department is not licensed to fill prescriptions for outpatients but FCHC offers a separate retail pharmacy on the ground floor of the South Medical Office Building. To contact the FCHC Outpatient Pharmacy, call 419-335-3715.