Pharmacy to adopt summer hours

June 1, 2009 | UToday
By Jon Strunk

The University of Toledo Main Campus Pharmacy is adopting new hours for the summer months. Starting June 8, the pharmacy will be open on Monday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Karen Gallo-Willard, head pharmacist of the Main Campus Pharmacy, said the hour changes reflect a shift in usage needs and a desire to reduce overhead.

“Summers are not typically a time of high prescription volume,” Gallo-Willard said. “Mondays are the busiest, so we will have extended hours on Monday, but so many of our faculty and staff leave campus for the summer that it’s just not used as much.”

In addition, Gallo-Willard said the pharmacy will implement new hours on the weekends and select holidays, opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 2 p.m.

“We’ve looked at our pharmacy utilization data and the new weekend hours reflect the times of highest demand,” Gallo-Willard said. “We will continue to be open seven days a week and will remain open during our more popular times, but we need to be as fiscally responsible as possible.”

For refills, the pharmacy staff continues to encourage patients to use the online refill system and interactive voice response system by calling 419.530.3471 even when the pharmacy is closed.

The summer hours will remain in effect until Aug. 17 when the pharmacy begins to gear up for fall semester.

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