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Release: April 18, 2005

Student Health To Hold Open House Event For New Pharmacy

University of Iowa students can take a close-up look at the new UI Student Health Service pharmacy today from 4 to 6 p.m. during a special public open house event and tour.

The pharmacy significantly enhances convenience and privacy for students, as well as meets the wishes of students who have long expressed an interest in an on-campus pharmacy.

The $230,000, project is a joint venture of Student Health Service, the Department of Pharmaceutical Care at UI Hospitals and Clinics, and the UI College of Pharmacy. A full-time pharmacist and pharmacy students are staffing the facility.

The new pharmacy, called Westlawn Pharmacy, provides a high-level of pharmaceutical care for UI students, as well as prescription services and confidential medication counseling. Over-the-counter remedies, such as cough and cold remedies, pain relievers, and allergy products, are available in the new pharmacy. Staff members accept cash, checks, credit cards and U-Bill as payment options. Several insurance plans are also accepted.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.