Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) will begin offering pharmacy prescription services to Custer County Medical Center in Westcliffe, starting Monday, Dec. 16.

This transport service will fulfill a basic need for patients of Custer County Medical Center. The process will involve daily retrieval of prescriptions from HRRMC Pharmacy in Salida to patients of Westcliffe’s medical center. Patients in the area will be able to pick up their prescription(s) the following weekday after their order is placed.

The HRRMC Pharmacy opened Nov. 4 right off the main entrance of the new HRRMC outpatient Pavilion on the Salida campus. Prescriptions for the new prescription service for Westcliff will be filled from this location.

“We are already collaborating with Custer County Medical Center to provide Direct Access Lab Testing and Orthopedic services to its patients,” said CEO Bob Morasko. “So it is a logical and helpful step forward to also provide pharmacy services to patients in the area, given that Westcliffe currently does not have a retail pharmacy. HRRMC is honored to bring this vital service to Westcliffe and Custer County residents,”

Custer County Medical Center Executive Director Lisa Drew said, “We’re looking forward to expanding our partnership with HRRMC into pharmacy services, as we feel it will be a valuable benefit for our patients. We look forward to new ways we can expand care options across Custer County with HRRMC.”

HRRMC’s pharmacy transport service will operate Monday through Friday, pending daily demand. Prescriptions delivered to the Custer County Medical Center can be picked up every weekday.

The medical center is located at 704 Edwards Ave., Westcliffe. For questions about the new pharmacy transport service, call 719-530-2217.