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Distributes drugs prescribed by health care providers.
Makes every effort to ensure that recipients are not without prescriptions. When necessary, please contact the pharmacy directly to request expedited services for needed prescriptions.
Monitors drug-to-drug interaction and contraindications for increased safety of recipients.
Provides information to recipients about medications and their use.
Counsels recipients and works with health care providers on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.
Participates in a state and regional drug registry to report controlled substances.
Manages the automated phone system for prescription ordering.
Mail-order prescription delivery is offered to Tribal members who live in remote communities within the reservation; in Lake, Sanders, Flathead, or Missoula counties; and in places where accessing the Tribal Health pharmacy network is difficult.
Helps coordinate with CSKT transit for those struggling to pick up prescriptions.
Provides courtesy delivery of noncontrolled medications to the Elmo, Ronan, and Arlee health centers.
Offers screenings for bone density, A1C, lipids, and blood pressure through the University of Montana IPH ARM program.
Provides diabetes screening and education.
Provides emergency and after-hours prescriptions by contract in Ronan at Family Health Pharmacy (this service provides only enough medication until the Tribal Health pharmacies open).
Works on a formulary system, selecting specific drugs in therapeutic categories. If recipients have tried and failed a medication in a therapeutic category, they may submit a request to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee to request the nonformulary medication.
Provides drop boxes for disposal of unused prescriptions. A large portion of controlled substance abuse involves unused medication acquired by family members and/or acquaintances.
Anyone can dispose of unused medication in the boxes. Restrictions include: illegal drugs, liquids greater than four ounces, sharps containers, needles, syringes, aerosol spray cans, trash, medical devices, chemicals, or other hazardous materials.
To call Tribal Health Pharmacy:
Polson - 406-883-5482
St. Ignatius - 406-745-2426