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Publix Pharmacies In Florida To Offer Strep, Flu Tests

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Last updated on October 7th, 2016 at 11:54 am

Publix Super Markets said Oct. 3 that its Florida Publix pharmacies are offering testing and treatment for strep throat and flu for customers 13 years of age or older. Publix pharmacists now can evaluate patients, perform a diagnostic test and dispense treatment in one visit. For patients who test positive for flu, pharmacists also are able to dispense treatment for other household family members to prevent them from becoming sick from the flu.

“Our pharmacists’ ability to test and dispense medication for patients with strep throat and flu is another example of the premier service our customers have grown to expect from our pharmacies,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations for the Lakeland, Florida-based chain. “Publix cares about our customers and their health. Our pharmacists are able to provide a convenient and affordable service to customers who are under the weather. Providing medication on the spot truly makes this program full service.”

All Florida Publix pharmacies offer the tests for $30 each. The service is available to customers on a walk-up basis with no appointment necessary. Restrictions apply, and customers are encouraged to speak with their Publix pharmacist for more information.

If a customer tests positive for strep throat, the pharmacist will prescribe Penicillin VK, at no charge through the Publix Free Antibiotic program. If customers have an allergy to penicillin, an alternate prescription is available. Customers who test positive for the flu and meet requirements will be prescribed antiviral medication.

In addition, Publix pharmacies offer preventative care flu shots. For a detailed listing of Publix Pharmacy locations, visit publix.com/pharmacy.


Publix Atlanta to open Dawsonville, Georgia, store

Publix Super Markets plans to open its new Dawson Crossroads store on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 a.m.

The Honorable W. James Grogan, mayor of Dawsonville, will greet opening-day shoppers and company representatives during the ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:45 a.m.

The store will be 45,000 s.f., with an estimated 130 associates. It will have the traditional grocery, dairy and frozen food departments, along with:

• A full-service meat department where customers can have their orders custom cut and trimmed;

• A seafood counter where customers will have a variety of fresh fish and seafood options.

• The chain’s popular bakery offerings, including an array of cakes, cookies and pies as well as an assortment of other desserts and fresh baked breads;

• A full-service deli highlighting Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, as well as made-to-order sub sandwiches and fried or rotisserie chicken. A Grab & Go Case will showcase the fresh, convenient offerings;

• A produce department offering both organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables; and

• A full-service pharmacy with drive-thru window.

Publix Online Easy Ordering (OEO) is available for select items in the deli and bakery. Customers can log onto Publix.com or download the Publix App to order items like custom subs, platters, cakes and deli meats and cheeses.

“Publix differentiates itself by providing excellent customer service, quality products and competitive prices,” said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix. “We look forward to serving Dawson County and hope that we will become the supermarket of choice in the area.”

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 184,500 employees, with 2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,127 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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