BRYAN, Texas St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan is now offering an easier way for patients to get their prescriptions.
The hospital has partnered with Walgreens for a new free prescription drop-off service.
As patients are being discharged from the hospital, a Walgreens Pharmacy Technician can drop off any prescribed medications to their hospital room to save a trip to the pharmacy.
So far they are dropping off 40 to 50 prescriptions per week, and word is still spreading about the new service.
"We've been doing it since September kind of on a trial basis. It has worked out very well for patients and patient's families," said Monique Lee, a Walgreens Senior Pharmacy Tech.
"It just, it addresses the convenience factor, it makes it a whole lot easier for the patients," said Ricardo Diaz, St. Joseph Regional Health System Vice President for Clinical Support Services.
There is no cost to have your prescriptions brought to St. Joseph, other than the cost of the medications.