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Pharmacists In AFS Stores In Utah Now Prescribing Birth Control

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Some Associated Food Stores member stores now are offering birth control services through their pharmacies. A total of 223 pharmacists at 85 stores in Utah have completed enhanced training to provide hormonal contraceptive services.

Customers at these stores can consult with a qualified pharmacist and receive up to 12 months of hormonal contraceptives without visiting a doctor; no appointment is needed. These services are available to women over the age of 18. For a small consultative fee, patients will complete a health questionnaire, receive a blood pressure reading and work with a pharmacist to select the product to best meet their individual needs.

“Associated Food Stores’ pharmacies are committed to the health and well-being of our patients,” said Denise Kunkel, manager of clinical programs for the Salt Lake City-based retailer-owned cooperative. “We are among the first pharmacies in Utah to offer this service since the law was finalized and are excited to ensure women have convenient and affordable access to birth control.”

Birth control services are available at the following locations: A&W Pharmacy (Duchesne); Aspen Ridge Pharmacy (Monroe); Bowman’s Pharmacy (Kaysville); Dan’s Food Pharmacies (all locations); Davis Food & Drug Pharmacies (all locations); Dick’s Pharmacy (Centerville); Ephraim Market Fresh Pharmacy (Ephraim); Fresh Market Pharmacies (all locations); Gunnison Pharmacy (Gunnison); Harmon’s Grocery Pharmacies (all locations); Kamas Food & Drug Pharmacy (Kamas); Kent’s Pharmacies (Roy and Brigham City); Lee’s Marketplace Pharmacies (all locations); Lin’s Pharmacies (all locations); Macey’s Pharmacies (all locations); Mt. Nebo Market Pharmacy (Nephi); Payson Market Pharmacy (Payson); Petersons Market Pharmacy (Riverton); Quality Pharmacy (Delta); Reams Springville Pharmacy (Springville); Ridley’s Market Pharmacies (all locations); Stewart’s Basin Family Pharmacy (Roosevelt); Terrel’s Pharmacy (Mt. Pleasant); and The Market Pharmacy (Park City).

Associated Food Stores provide warehouse facilities and services to more than 400 grocers throughout the Intermountain West. It also provides pharmacy solutions to more than 450 pharmacies in 23 states.

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Kristen Brissette

Kristen lives on Cape Cod and enjoys working in the food industry and loves meeting others in the field.

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