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Oct202020

H-E-B opens new pharmacy at UT Health Austin in downtown Austin

The full-service H-E-B Pharmacy also will be a teaching facility in partnership with the UT College of Pharmacy

H-E-B is excited to announce the opening of a new pharmacy location in Dell Medical School’s Health Transformation Building, home of UT Health Austin clinics, that also will serve as a teaching facility for students and residents at UT Austin’s College of Pharmacy. The new pharmacy opened to the public on Oct. 20 at 1601A Trinity St., Suite 105.

“We are very pleased to welcome this new H-E-B pharmacy to the Health Transformation Building,” said Amy Young, M.D., vice dean of professional practice at Dell Med and chief clinical officer of UT Health Austin, the medical school’s clinical practice. “The new H-E-B pharmacy will bring a new level of convenience to all the patients who receive their care in our facility, and it will also be a welcome addition for our local University of Texas at Austin and other employees.”

At nearly 3,000 square feet, the full-service pharmacy offers all the resources and quality service Texans have come to expect from H-E-B from a staff of licensed pharmacy professionals. Services the pharmacy will provide include:

  • Flu shots and other immunizations
  • Health screenings
  • Contactless prescription delivery
  • Refill Xpress
  • Prescription Ready calls or texts
  • Refill reminder calls
  • Prescription pre-pay
  • Drug disposal packets
  • Medical equipment such as canes and walkers
  • ScripTalk (talking labels for visually impaired)
  • Specialty and compounded medications
  • Complete line of OTC medications
  • Pet medications

The H-E-B Pharmacy at the Health Transformation Building will operate from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends.

“H-E-B has been an innovator in community pharmacy practice in Texas. The UT College of Pharmacy has a long history of collaboration with H-E-B, including training the next generation of pharmacists through internships, experiential rotations, and post-graduate residencies,” said Samuel M. Poloyac, Pharm.D., Ph.D., dean of the UT College of Pharmacy. “The opening of the new pharmacy on the UT Austin campus is a wonderful opportunity to enhance our partnership. We are excited to work together on this new endeavor.”

Lauren Clark, who received her Pharm. D. from UT Austin, will be the pharmacy manager of the H-E-B pharmacy at UTHTB. A 13-year Partner (employee), Clark has held various leadership roles at H-E-B, including pharmacy manager at the H-E-B store on E. 51st in Austin. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for the Texas Pharmacy Association.

In collaboration with the UT College of Pharmacy, the location will include a community-based pharmacy residency program, which provides post-graduate advanced training taught by experienced, licensed pharmacists. Established in 2008, the H-E-B and UT at Austin College of Pharmacy program has trained dozens of student residents in Austin and San Antonio with the mission to sharpen proficiencies in patient care, leadership skills and clinical knowledge to best serve the community.

In celebration of the location’s grand opening, H-E-B will donate $5,000 in gift cards to UT Health Austin. The gift cards will be distributed to lower-income patients at UT Health Austin. In addition, H-E-B will make a $5,000 gift to the H-E-B Residency Program at UT Health Austin.

Since 1982, H-E-B has provided more than $300,000 in gifts to the UT health ecosystem, including support for the Dell Medical School, UT Pharmacy program, and UT nursing and social work programs.


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