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523 N 3rd Street
7 Days a Week: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Call for holiday hours
Call 715-817-7146 or 844-380-5642. You can also:
Transfer or Refill Online
Refill on MyChart
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.
Get your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and more at our pharmacy, including:
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.
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.
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).
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.
If you’d like to share a compliment, concern, or suggestion, please fill out our online compliments and complaints form.
Essentia Health has earned Digital Pharmacy accreditation through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about your allergies to medications or foods. If you have a MyChart account, review and update your medication list.
For your safety and convenience, our pharmacy is offering curbside pick-up.