IHC's Pharmacy Department operates two locations licensed by the California Board of Pharmacy, one at the Rincon Clinic and the second at the Santa Ysabel Clinic. Our staff is committed to making sure patients understand their medication. Patients learn:
Why the medication is prescribed.
How and when to take it.
What to expect in terms of response and side effects.
Possible interactions with food and other medications.
IHC's Pharmacy Department goes beyond externally established norms to achieve optimal outcomes in the use of drugs and medicines in the tribal communities it serves. It:
Uses a customized computer program to screen for drug interactions and allergy contra-indications.
Conducts periodic drug utilization reviews and evaluations on medications and therapies used to treat conditions prevalent in the community.
Reviews patient medication records and prescriptions to verify that drugs are prescribed and taken appropriately for the patient's age, gender, and medical condition. This includes checking dosages and duration of therapy for correctness.
Manages the availability, preparation, and control of medication.
Rincon Health Center
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 6:30pm
Santa Ysabel Health Center
M, W, F
8:00am - 4:30pm
closed for lunch 12-1pm
Preventive and Chronic Care
Pharmaceutical Care for the Community
Name and purpose of medication
How and when to dose
Possible side effects and necessary actions to take
Safety of use with other medications
Food or activities to avoid with usage
Prevention of opioid overdose
Drug Take Back Drop Box
Patients may bring unused, unwanted, or expired prescribed and over-the-counter medications for disposal.
Integrated Health Team
At IHC we know that your health is best looked after by a team who knows you and your unique health needs. Each patient is partnered with a provider care team for continuity of care with each visit.
Coordination with Medical providers on MAT prescriptions
Patient eligibility through the Tribal Opioid Response Program.
Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT)
Establish Clinic-Wide Formulary per Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee
High-Quality Reliable Care
IHC Maintains a Consistent Focus on Quality Improvements
IHC's Pharmacy Department actively monitors medication incidents to identify risk in the pharmacy workflow. The information is used to formulate corrective actions to reduce errors and improve patient care.