Considering Moving Your Pharmacy to a New Location?

Several pharmacies have recently moved into new locations:

– Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, Iowa moved into a new building this past February. The new building is about three times larger than the old one and the new space allowed for an expanded selection of over the counter medications, diabetic shoes and cholesterol and bone density screenings. The additional space also allowed for the pharmacy’s compounding business (which was previously housed separately) to be moved into the new building.

– Varnum’s Pharmacy in New Canaan, Connecticut recently moved to a new location last month. According to owner Dorrie Plotkin, Varnum’s is the longest continuously operating pharmacy in the nation (established in 1854). The choice that was faced was renovating the existing space versus moving to a new location. The newly renovated space has all new fixtures and allows room for additional products. Two of the primary reasons that Varnum’s chose moving over renovating the existing pharmacy space were increased parking and no down-time for a better customer experience.

– Kenmore Rx Center in Delaware also moved into a new facility recently. An independent pharmacy for over 47 years, the move matched the owner’s business plan to continue growing. Owner Martin Pietruszewski stated that they simply need more space for growth. He wanted to bring install a “proper, full-blown lab” plus bring in other additional services that the old location simply did have enough space to allow for. Another major factor in his decision to move was the central location that allowed increased visibility to consumers and the community.

Although relocation may seem an overwhelming task, many pharmacy owners are choosing it over renovation. Choosing the new location can be one of the most important decisions that you can make. Planning space requirements for your existing operations plus future growth can make all the difference between a successful relocation and a failure.

Healthcare Consultants has been helping pharmacies plan and execute the move to new locations for over 25 years. From the initial planning stages to the actual relocation, we can ensure that your goals are met and that the experience is a great one for you, your employees and your customers! Contact us on line or call us today for a Free Consultation at 800-642-1652 to discuss how we can help you successfully move your existing pharmacy to a better location!

Bob Miller

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