The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy has officially opened its doors in the Pharmacy Building located at 511 W. Lincoln Ave. The pharmacy is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Open to the public, the pharmacy accepts most prescription insurance plans, including the ONU employer insurance, UMR.

The facility is a full-service community pharmacy with a focus on comprehensive personal care, including the sale of over-the-counter medications. It is an extension of the preventive and disease-management services offered by ONU HealthWise.

The pharmacy serves the community by extending health-care services to area residents and provides an educational function in providing a practice site for ONU pharmacy students to gain real-life experiences.

The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy is managed by registered pharmacist Katie Westgerdes, a 2013 graduate of the ONU College of Pharmacy.

Clinical services offered by the pharmacy include:

• Patient education and resources to provide personalized care, such as a phone or in-person consultations and educational material

• Medication therapy management to review medications and provide consultative services regarding best utilization and other advice

• A medication synchronization program, which makes the most efficient use of time for individuals with several medications

• A compliance packaging program, which organizes doses of prescriptions for individuals taking medications up to four times daily

The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy can be contacted at 419-772-3784 (DRUG) or