Southwest Network, Genoa Healthcare to Open Full-Service Pharmacy

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Southwest Network, Genoa Healthcare to Open Full-Service Pharmacy

PHOENIX, AZ (April 21, 2019) — Southwest Network and Genoa Healthcare are nearing completion of a new full-service pharmacy. Located at Southwest Network’s Osborn site, it will be operated by a full-time pharmacist and pharmacy technician from Genoa Healthcare. The pharmacy will enable the site’s members to streamline care, by getting their prescriptions filled at the same place they obtain physical and mental healthcare services. This will be especially beneficial for members with transportation challenges or those in acute/special assistance categories, as easier access can improve adherence to their medication regimens.

“For two decades, Southwest Network has been providing exceptional quality care to help people overcome mental and behavioral challenges,” said Dr. Andrew Mebane, Chief Medical Officer of Southwest Network. “An on-site pharmacy will enable greater collaboration among prescribing physicians and pharmacists — an integral component in making outcomes even better.”

“This is a significant step in our continued growth toward integrated care. We’re proud to be working with our long-time partner, Genoa Healthcare, to deliver a more complete healthcare solution for the communities we serve,” added Mebane.

Southwest Network’s Osborn pharmacy is scheduled to open April 29. Initially, prescriptions will be provided mainly through the mail, because many Southwest Network members have transitioned to telehealth as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The teams will hold a grand opening for the pharmacy at a later date.

As a leading provider of pharmacy, outpatient telepsychiatry, and medication management services for individuals with behavioral health conditions, Genoa operates more than 500 pharmacies co-located within community mental health centers nationwide. For Southwest Network, this will be the first of its kind. The 21-year-old organization is adding this enhancement as a component in its transition to delivering integrated care. A second Genoa Healthcare pharmacy installation is on track for mid-May at Southwest Network’s Saguaro location. Both pharmacies will accept a wide range of insurance plans, in addition to Medicare and Medicaid, to accommodate members’ families as well as Southwest Network staff.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST NETWORK

Southwest Network delivers high-quality behavioral health services to children, adults, and families in greater Phoenix. Founded in 1999, the non-profit 501(c)3 organization and qualifying Arizona Charitable Organization provides individualized mental health treatment to help children and adults achieve resiliency, independence, and recovery. Southwest Network maintains an administrative office in central Phoenix and operates seven licensed locations — four that serve adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) and three that provide a full array of outpatient behavioral health services for children, teens, families, and adults. The organization has also recently added primary care and general mental health services, to support more of the complete healthcare needs of its 6,000+ members. Southwest Network has long-standing partnerships with numerous healthcare organizations and agencies in Arizona. For more information, visit southwestnetwork.org.

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 Contact:

Jamie O’Driscoll
Director of Marketing & Communications | Southwest Network | Administrative Office
2700 North Central Ave., Suite 1050 | Phoenix, AZ 85004
Ph: 602.266.8402 | Cell: 602.819.5355 | Fax: 602.264.0887
[email protected] | www.southwestnetwork.org

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