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Essentia Health-Brainerd St. Joseph’s Pharmacy

Address

523 N 3rd Street
Ste 1224
Brainerd, MN 56401

Phone

General: 218-828-7300
888-513-7563

Hours

7 Days a Week:
8:30 am - 5 pm

Call for holiday hours

CTA

Need a Refill?

Call 715-817-7146 or 844-380-5642. You can also:

Transfer or Refill Online

Refill on MyChart

Facility Overview

Welcome to the Essentia Health-Brainerd St. Joseph’s Pharmacy. You can expect a small-town setting, expert pharmacy care and the convenience of receiving all your medications before leaving the hospital. This pharmacy is located inside the Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

Pharmacy Services

Get your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and more at our pharmacy, including:

  • Quick access to your medication list and history if you’re an Essentia patient
  • Specialty pharmacy services for uncommon drugs
  • Flu shots are available from October through March for ages 6 and older
  • COVID-19 and shingles shots are available throughout the year
  • Someone you can talk to about financial help for medications
  • Meds to Beds (delivery to the hospital room for patients being discharged from the hospital)
  • Medication Therapy Management. Review all your medications one-on-one with a pharmacist to ensure that your medications are safe, effective and affordable. Make an appointment for medication therapy management at an Essentia clinic near you.

Local Prescription Delivery

Live in Brainerd, MN? Call your Essentia Health pharmacy to ask about having your prescription delivered to your door at no extra cost*. Schedule a time to have it dropped off when you or another adult can sign for it.

Don’t live in Brainerd? Learn about all the ways you can get your prescription.

*Enrollment in SyncMyMeds, Essentia's monthly prescription service, is required for no cost on deliveries. Some restrictions may apply. Call 844-380-5642 for more information.

Safe Medication Disposal Drop Boxes

Have unused or expired medicines? Safely dispose of prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines in our blue MedSafe drug drop boxes at all Essentia pharmacies.

  1. Use a marker to cross out your name on container. (Drop off is anonymous.)
  2. Keep medications in the original container and place them in the blue, metal drop box.

You don’t have to be an Essentia patient to use this service. Sorry, we don’t take needles, syringes, lancets, thermometers, or medications from businesses. If you're not near an Essentia pharmacy, you can also follow these safe prescription drug disposal guidelines from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Generic Drugs

To save you money, we’ll substitute a less expensive, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved generic drug when possible. We make this substitution only if the drug is safely interchangeable with, and a therapeutic equal to the brand-name drug prescribed by your health care provider. Essentia Health pharmacies offer generic medications for as low as $5 a month.

If you object to a substitution, tell us when you order your medication or before you leave the pharmacy.

Compliments & Complaints

If you’d like to share a compliment, concern, or suggestion, please fill out our online compliments and complaints form.

Digital Pharmacy

NABP Accredited Digital Pharmacy

Essentia Health has earned Digital Pharmacy accreditation through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Parking & Entrance

Use the main Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center (Brainerd) door off North 3rd Street. We have free valet parking at our main door with patient and visitor parking across the street. We also have many handicapped spaces by the main door.

Free Valet Parking

Enjoy free valet parking Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 4 pm. To use this service, pull up to the main door off North 3rd Street.

Prescription Refills Vs. Renewals

When your doctor or health care provider prescribes a medication, they’ll decide how many refills you can get. You can tell how many refills you have left by looking at your prescription label. After your refills run out or expire, you need to ask for a prescription renewal.

The process for requesting a refill or renewal is the same.  In both cases, call your pharmacy. For a renewal, your pharmacist will contact your doctor or health care provider to get their approval. Please allow two to three business days for renewals.

Keep a Record of Your Medications

Protect your health by maintaining a complete, accurate list of all medications you take, and sharing that list with your pharmacist, primary care provider, and specialists. When your care team has a complete picture of what medications you take, they can help you avoid harmful drug interactions. Your record should include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications, such as pain relievers, antacids, and cold medicines
  • Dietary supplements, such as vitamins and herbal supplements
  • Topical medicines, such as creams and ointments

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about your allergies to medications or foods. If you have a MyChart account, review and update your medication list. More Information

Curbside Pick-Up

For your safety and convenience, our pharmacy is offering curbside pick-up.

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