Meet with a Pharmacist for a Medication Check-Up

The key component of Munson Healthcare’s Medication Therapy Management Program is a Medication Check-Up. This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a pharmacist to review all of your medications. Medication check-ups are available at all Munson Healthcare pharmacies.

You will learn how medications work in your body, how to avoid side effects, reduce medication expenses, and reduce or manage your symptoms. The pharmacist also will verify that your medications are being taken safely.

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

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
  • 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
  • A customized medication record provided

Many insurance companies pay for Medication Check-ups, but may limit who can receive coverage through the insurance plan. Talk to your insurance company or pharmacist to find out whether the service is covered.

For more information or to schedule a Medication Check-up appointment, call the Munson Healthcare pharmacy nearest you.

 

Service Locations

Bay Shore Pharmacy 93 W. Fourth St. Ste. A Suttons Bay, MI 49682 231-271-6111 Get Directions
Empire Pharmacy 9975 W. Ottawa Ave. Empire, MI 49630 231-213-1115 Get Directions
Munson Community Health Center 550 Munson Ave. Traverse City, MI 49686 Get Directions
Sixth Street Drugs 1020 Sixth St. Traverse City, MI 49684 231-946-4570 Get Directions