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2 Division Street
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pmSaturday: 9 am - 1 pm
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Call 715-817-7146 or 844-380-5642. You can also:
Refill on MyChart
Rely on the Essentia Health-Deer River Pharmacy when you need your next prescription. We're an extension of your care team, working with your medical providers to help you reach better health. Our pharmacists also get to know you to help ensure safe, effective prescription care.
You'll find us in the Northern Star Cooperative Services building. Let us provide friendly, attentive service to you and your family. Even if you're filling a prescription after an unexpected visit, we're here for you.
Get your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and more at our pharmacy, including:
Live in Deer River, 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 Deer River? 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.
If you take many routine medications, save time by getting all your refills once a month. You can also get refills every 90 days if your insurance and care team allows. Have them delivered by mail or pick them up. Ask your pharmacy team about SyncMyMeds.
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).
When you start a new medication, make sure you have complete, accurate information about it so you can avoid potential problems. When you pick up a new medication, ask your Essentia pharmacist:
Ensure you’re getting the most from your prescription, over-the-counter, and vitamin treatments. Take advantage of medication management services at select clinic locations.
During this 30- to 60-minute visit with a pharmacist, you can:
Make an appointment for medication therapy management at an Essentia clinic near you.
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 contact our director Tim Cernohous. You can also fill out our online compliments and complaints form.
Essentia Health has earned Digital Pharmacy accreditation through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
Find us in the Northern Star Cooperative Services building in Deer River, MN. Enjoy free parking near the main entrance. Walk in the main doors and pharmacy is on your right in the front of the building.
This location is accredited by the Joint Commission. This internationally recognized symbol of quality represents our commitment to providing exceptional patient care. View all our awards and recognitions.
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.