I am extremely proud of each and every staff member and health care professional on this team. Our compassionate employees prioritized the health and safety of our community at this time of crisis, regardless of the risks for their own safety.
LEONIA, N.J. (PRWEB) September 11, 2020
Direct Meds Inc. is continuing to provide precautions and steps to further its commitment of safety to its patients and health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Direct Meds Inc. has several pharmacy locations throughout New Jersey and the state of Kentucky, and is licensed in many states across the nation. Each pharmacy location adheres to the strict guidelines of the CDC and the pharmacy director.
Throughout the entirety of the pandemic thus far and moving forward, all pharmacy locations have not and will not accept any walk-in’s if the patient is not wearing a mask. Guests who enter the pharmacy are provided hand sanitizer, gloves and masks free of charge, if needed.
Direct Meds Inc. encourages patients and staff to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to the pharmacy. Patients or staff members who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection or a high temperature present are encouraged to stay home. If any patients or family members have a high temperature and/or test positive for COVID-19, all exposed individuals are expected to take a COVID-19 test and quarantine.
All healthcare workers at any existing pharmacy location are encouraged to monitor their family members symptoms as well. If any healthcare worker or a family member is exposed to the virus, came in contact with a person who has a confirmed case, or recently traveled to a “hot spot,” they will be excluded to quarantine for 14 days.
Physical distancing is one of the most effective methods of preventing disease transmission or infection. Dr. Park, Pharmacy Director in Leonia NJ, has placed a limit on the amount of patients that can enter and sit inside of the pharmacy. Social distancing is enforced within the pharmacy and throughout the building.
“Treat every single person like they have Covid-19. That is the only way to ensure we are protecting everyone's safety,” Founder of Direct Meds Inc., Dr. Munr Kazmir, informed the staff.
Millions of Americans in the United States rely on community pharmacies for their medical care. Small community pharmacies are on the front lines with other healthcare workers to ensure that they have what they need to fight this pandemic and future health crises.
Approximately 90 percent of the patients who receive medical care from Direct Meds Inc. are elderly. Direct Meds Inc. delivery services make it easier for elderly patients or patients with chronic conditions or immunosuppression to be treated without the risks of exposure and transportation barriers. Direct Meds Inc. has seen an increase in deliveries by 15 percent, since the start of the pandemic.
Customers can receive their prescription medications by using the pharmacy’s delivery services, which offer free home delivery within 20 miles or 4 hours of each pharmacy location. Most of the pharmacy’s patients receive their medication, hospital gowns and personal protective equipment by delivery. Direct Meds Inc. is currently planning to implement a delivery service for at home testing with a licensed healthcare professional.
The delivery staff at the pharmacy have all been tested for COVID-19 and are required to take their temperature daily. If a staff member conducting deliveries experiences symptoms of COVID-19, the individual will be immediately suspended from work, tested and required to quarantine for 14 days.
After custom operating hours, a licensed pharmacist is always available to answer questions a patient may have about their medicine. Various staff members are multilingual, so patients need not be worried that their needs will go unnoticed or misunderstood.
“I am extremely proud of each and every staff member and health care professional on this team. Our compassionate employees prioritized the health and safety of our community at this time of crisis, regardless of the risks for their own safety,” Dr. Kazmir said.
Direct Meds Inc. will continue to closely monitor the situation as well as recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy as well as guidelines in other states Direct Meds Inc. operates in. Direct Meds Inc. will continue to make any additional changes to keep patients and staff healthy and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our local communities.
To learn more about Direct Meds Inc. and its work, call the toll free number (1) 800-216-0421 or visit https://www.directmedsusa.com.
ABOUT DIRECT MEDS, INC
Direct Meds Inc. is a unique discount pharmacy offering personalized customer service and free same-day delivery directly to your home. Founded in 1998, Direct Meds Inc. provides convenience and discounted prices for patients throughout the United States, while strictly adhering to safety and quality control for every prescription filled. Direct Meds Inc. is licensed to provide prescription medications throughout the United States and offers free same day delivery for patients within 20 miles or 4 hours of each existing pharmacy location.