Drive-thru pharmacy reduces infection risks at Shreveport VA Hospital

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Shreveport, LA – Beginning today, Veterans served at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (Shreveport VA) will have access to their pharmacy without leaving their cars. This new drive-through pharmacy is open daily from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“A drive-through pharmacy will allow us to continue to serve the Veterans without risking the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus. Most of our staff will be able to remain inside the medical center while still meeting the needs of the Veteran,” said Scott Fisher, Chief of Pharmacy.

This new process is designed to keep Veterans safe from the COVID-19 pandemic affecting millions of people worldwide. Veterans must use the drive-through pharmacy as it provides easier access to services at the Shreveport VA.

The drive-through tent is equipped with computers and staffed by pharmacists and allows vehicles to enter, and the occupant never leaves the car. Appropriate social distancing is never violated.

“This will hopefully keep our vulnerable Veteran population and our staff safe by not having unnecessary foot traffic inside the medical center,” added Fisher.

For more information about prescription pickup, or if there are pharmacy questions, please call 318-221-8411 ext. 5547.