MetroHealth’s Ohio City Health Center Opens New Full-Service Retail Pharmacy
MetroHealth’s Ohio City Health Center has added a new full-service retail pharmacy to make its newest location a one-stop-shop for patients.
Located on the first floor near the registration desk and WIC office, the new pharmacy offers:
- The best possible price for prescriptions.
- Free home delivery of medication (with same-day service in some cases).
- Flavored medication for children.
- Low-priced over-the-counter medications.
- Easy access to RTA.
- Free parking.
"The community relies heavily on public transportation or being able to walk to where they need to go,” Ryan Mezinger, Associate Director, Retail Pharmacy Operations, says.
“A lot of our health center facilities have a pharmacy within a mile. By being right inside the health center, we're going to save patients time and help to ensure they are getting their prescriptions filled."
The Ohio City Health Center has a MetroExpressCare, which is another important reason to have a pharmacy onsite.
"With acute care, some patients need to start taking prescriptions right away,” Mezinger says. “They can get their antibiotics or other medications filled right away, which could potentially help in resolving their medical issues sooner.”
The Ohio City Health Center – located at 4757 Lorain Ave. in Cleveland – opened in June 2020 in the Cletus Jeckering Family Health Center at Urban Community School. The center offers a variety of services such as primary and specialty care, pediatrics, OB/GYN, behavioral health as well as MetroExpressCare that provides non-emergency treatment for urgent care issues.
The pharmacy is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
You do not need to be a MetroHealth patient to use the new pharmacy. Just walk in, and we'll fill your prescriptions. Call 216-957-MEDS (6337) for more information or visit www.metrohealth.org/ohio-city.
The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.