For convenient access to prescription medications and over-the-counter products, Swedish Covenant Hospital offers two pharmacies on the hospital campus. The pharmacy accepts most insurance plans and prescription cards.

Pharmacy Hours & Locations
Galter Medical Pavilion Pharmacy
773-989-3980
5140 N. California Ave.
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Foster Medical Pavilion Pharmacy
773-989-6280
5215 N. California Ave., Suite F-103
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
At Swedish Covenant Hospital, we know juggling several medications at once can be confusing. That's why we've created a Medication Therapy Management Clinic to help you keep track of when and how to take each medication and ensure that you are using your medical devices properly.

During Your Visit
A specially trained clinical pharmacist will meet with you privately to:
• Review and evaluate your medications
• Teach you about each medicine and how to take them
• Show you how to use your medication devices, such as inhalers and insulin shots
• Coach you as you work toward your health goals, such as decreasing blood pressure and cholesterol
• Recommend less expensive generic equivalent medications
• Answer any questions you may have

Please be sure to bring in all your medication bottles and devices — prescription, over the counter, herbals and vitamins — and any recent lab results.

After Your Visit
You'll receive a Personal Medication Record, which documents all your medications, and a Medication Action Plan, which provides you easy-to-follow medication directions.

The pharmacist may contact your doctor to review findings if needed. A notice of the visit and most current medication list will also be forwarded to all of your physicians.

Appointments
Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, please call 773-878-8200, ext. 5380.
This service is currently covered by some insurances. Please contact our office for more information about medication co-pays. Special packages are available.

The Medication Therapy Management is located at:
     Foster Medical Pavilion Pharmacy (FMP Pharmacy)
     5215 N. California Ave., Suite F-102
     773-878-8200, ext. 8262
     Hours: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., by appointment only




Anti-coagulation Clinic

A new service at Swedish Covenant Hospital seeks to combat the problem of medication misuse. Led by a team of experienced medical professionals, the hospital’s Anticoagulation Clinic is a collaborative effort between pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other members of a patient’s care team that focuses on the safe use of one high-risk drug. 

The clinic, which opened in early 2013, allows pharmacists to monitor and track patients’ progress on Coumadin (warfarin), a blood thinning medication, or anticoagulant, used to stop the formation of blood clots. Anticoagulation refers to a process of monitoring the use of anticoagulants to ensure that they are taken correctly and safely.

Coumadin is primarily used to prevent a condition called thrombosis—the formation of blood clots within a patient’s blood vessels. It is a vital medication for some, since blood clots can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Your doctor may prescribe Coumadin if you have had a heart valve replacement, a recent heart attack or a heart rhythm condition called atrial fibrillation, since these conditions raise your risk of developing blood clots.

Coumadin helps reduce your risk of developing blood clots by removing certain proteins to “thin” out the blood, allowing it to flow smoothly through your body. As important as they are, blood thinning drugs are considered high-risk because they can lead to severe side effects. If the blood becomes too thin, your risk for excessive bleeding goes up. It is advised that people taking Coumadin do not engage in contact sports or other activities that may lead to bleeding.

Like all medications, it is important that you only take Coumadin under the direction of an experienced medical professional.

The new Anticoagulation Clinic at Swedish Covenant Hospital provides a streamlined, convenient way for patients to have their medication use managed by a collaborative team of experts. It is locatedin the Foster Medical Pavilion at 5215 North California Avenue, Suite F-103

Your primary care physician will refer you to the clinic based on your health history and medication use.

Once you arrive, a pharmacist will check the thinness of your blood using a quick finger stick test—results generally come back in less than a minute. The pharmacist will also schedule regular visits for the duration of your time on Coumadin.