Patients who fill their prescriptions at the Phelps Community Pharmacy now have an opportunity to learn about their medications and how to use them safely with a new smartphone service called Meds on Cue. Scanning the QR code (barcode) on the receipt with a smartphone provides access to an educational video about the medication in English or Spanish. It also allows the patient to call the pharmacy automatically and request email or text reminders to take a medication or refill a prescription.
“We are pleased to be among the first pharmacies to offer this innovative service to make prescription management easier,” says Joseph Paternoster, supervising pharmacist. “The pharmacy staff will be happy to assist our customers with downloading a QR code reader.”
The Phelps Community Pharmacy is a full-service pharmacy located on the hospital campus at the ground floor entrance to the 777 building. Hours are 9 am – 6 pm, Monday through Friday. For information call 914-366-1400.