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Traverse City

Munson Community Health Center Pharmacy

550 Munson Ave.
(On the ground floor near Urgent Care)
Open 365 days a year.
Mon. - Sat. 7 am -10 pm
Sun. 10 am - 8 pm
Holidays, noon - 8 pm

Munson Medical Center Discharge Pharmacy

(Munson Medical Center discharged patients and ER patients only)
Take the stairs or the E Elevator in the Main Lobby.
1105 Sixth St.
Mon. - Fri. 7 am - 7 pm
Sat. 7 am - 5 pm
Closed Sundays and holidays

Sixth Street Drugs

Located across from
Munson Medical Center
1030 Sixth Street
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 6 pm
Sat. 9 am - 4 pm
Closed Sundays and holidays

Suttons Bay

Bay Shore Pharmacy

Located next to Hansen Foods
93 Fourth St., Ste. A
Mon. - Fri. 9 am - 6 pm
Sat. 9 am - 1 pm
Closed Sundays and holidays

Medication Therapy Management

Your Prescription for Wellness

The key component of Munson Healthcare Pharmacy Services’ Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program is a patient service called a Medication Check-Up. This service goes beyond answering questions when a patient
picks up a prescription; it is an opportunity for patients to meet one-on-one with a pharmacist
to review all of their medications.

Patients learn how medications work in their bodies, how to avoid side effects, reduce medication expenses, and reduce or manage symptoms.

During a scheduled Medication Check-Up, a pharmacist also verifies that a patient’s medications are being taken safely. Any concerns are then communicated to the physician.

Munson Community Health Center Pharmacist Kathleen Brown, RPh., provides this service. Brown has been named The Michigan Pharmacists Association "Community Pharmacist of the Year," and more recently, has won the 2013 "Excellence in Innovation Award" sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories.

Who should have a Medication Check-Up?

Anyone who uses prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, herbal products, or other dietary supplements may be helped by a Medication Check-up.

This service may be most helpful for patients who:
  • Use several medications
  • Have several health conditions
  • Have questions or problems with their medications
  • Take medications that require laboratory monitoring
  • Have been hospitalized recently
  • Have recently changed their medications
  • Want to reduce their out-of-pocket costs
  • Get medications from more than one place

Benefits of Medication Check-Ups

Medication Check-Ups can provide real benefits. Studies have found that people who meet with their pharmacist to manage their medications have:
  • Better management of health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, depression, and blood clots
  • A better understanding of how to take their medications
  • Fewer problems caused by medications
  • Fewer hospitalizations
  • Fewer trips to the emergency department
  • Lower health care costs
  • Increased productivity and decreased sick days
  • Customized Medication Record provided

Many insurance companies now pay for Medication Check-ups (or MTM services), but may limit who can receive coverage through the insurance plan. Participants should talk to their insurance company or pharmacist to find out whether the service is covered.

For more information, or to schedule a Medication Check-up appointment, call (231) 935-9194. Medication check-ups are available at all of the Munson Healthcare pharmacies.