My pharmacy is closing and I need recommendations for a new one. I live in Lakeside and will not use Walgreens. I would prefer to go to the ER before having another prescription filled by them.
The whole story:
Kid needs to see the doc about something non-urgent (chapped lips gone way bad). It’s not life threatening, mostly uncomfortable for her.
Nurse asks: pharmacy? and then tells me my pharmacy of choice (Lakeside Falks) is not accepting new rx because they are closing. I mention that once upon a time when I had a little, crying baby I had a prescription filled at Plaza Walgreens. So…. Walgreens it is.
Doc comes in, checks out my kid, says, hey I’m going to fax a prescription for this ailment. Where do you want to send it? (and then I basically reiterate conversation I had with his nurse after I say “apparently the Plaza Walgreens”).
This all goes down, I have the kid back to school well before 1pm. We even went out for lunch at Mt Royal grocery store, ironically stopping in the Falks there for the over the counter stuff doc recommended and actually talk to the pharmacist. I briefly consider just having the script sent to Falks Mt Royal but then figure aw hell, it’s been over 20 minutes. They probably already filled it.
5:05 pm I stand in line at Walgreens. 15 minutes later clerk tells me that they have indeed received said prescription and are “working on it.” How long will it be? 15 minutes. I have to get kids at 5:30 in Lakeside, no I can’t wait but I will send my husband back for it when he gets off work.
Husband is delayed, goes in to pick up script at 8:40 ish and is told the same deal, “working on it.” Apparently a live body needs to stand in the waiting area in order for the store to authorize someone to slap a sticker on a tube of prescription skin cream.
Fight the take over. Don’t patronize Walgreens.