OTCs now available to patients, employees at hospital pharmacy kiosks

SAN DIEGO — Asteres, a provider of 24/7 automated pharmacy kiosks, earlier this week announced that Guthrie Health is the first hospital pharmacy to offer OTC products in addition to prescriptions at their ScriptCenter kiosk.

Hospitals are installing ScriptCenter to provide a quick and convenient prescription drop-off and pickup service to hospital employees, especially those who work when the pharmacy is closed, the company stated.

“Adding our Leader-brand OTCs is a big benefit to our employees and clinic patients," stated Robert Schmidt, system director of pharmacy for Guthrie Health. "Our employees really appreciate the convenience of picking up their prescriptions and OTCs on all shifts. The [emergency room] can now send patients to ScriptCenter, saving them an extra trip to the store. Making OTC items available 24/7 for our staff and clinic patients just makes sense."

For prescription pickup, users enroll at ScriptCenter.com to create their log-in ID and PIN. For OTC products, no log-in is required, so anyone can shop ScriptCenter for the healthcare items they need.

ScriptCenter accepts debit, credit and flexible spending cards.

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