Essentia Health-Detroit Lakes Pharmacy

211 Frazee St E
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

General: 218-847-3537
866-777-9315

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm
Sunday: Closed

CTA

Need a Refill?

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

Refill Online

Refill on MyHealth

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Facility Overview

Expect the attention you deserve from the Essentia Health-Detroit Lakes Pharmacy, also called the DL Pharmacy. Our pharmacists and staff get to know you by name and treat you like family. We also work with your doctors to help provide fast, safe prescription care.

Community members have placed their trust in us for more than 35 years. Our local pharmacy offers a level of personalized service you won't find often in big-box stores. Visit us in the Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic.

Pharmacy Services

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

  • Drive-thru service
  • Answers to questions about medications from pharmacists during business hours (After hours, contact your prescriber. If you have a medication-related emergency, call 911.)
  • Quick access to your medication list and history if you’re an Essentia patient
  • Specialty pharmacy services for uncommon drugs
  • Walk-in flu shots October generally through May and shingles shots throughout the year
  • Someone you can talk to about financial help for medications
  • Medicare Part B Billing, including diabetic testing supplies

Local Prescription Delivery

Live in Detroit Lakes, 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 Detroit Lakes? 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.

Monthly Prescription Service

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.

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).

Bedside Delivery for St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Hospital Patients

As a patient at Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes hospital, we'll help you save a trip to the pharmacy. Before you go home, your new medications will be delivered to your room and a pharmacist will educate you on them before you leave.

Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist

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:

  • What is this medication used for?
  • How much of this medicine should I take and when should I take it?
  • What should I do if I miss a dose?
  • Could this medication have any negative interactions with other drugs, certain foods, or alcohol?
  • How should I store this medication?
  • What are possible side effects of this medication?
  • What results should I expect to see, and when will I notice these improvements in my health?

Get Help Managing Your Medicines

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:

  • Ask questions about your medications
  • Decrease your risk of drug interactions
  • Ensure medications are effective and safe for you
  • Look at ways to save money on medications
  • Work toward meeting your health goals

Make an appointment for medication therapy management at an Essentia clinic near you.

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.

VIPPS Accreditation

VIPPS Seal

Essentia Health has earned Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) accreditation through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Parking & Entrance

You’ll find us on the east side of the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic. We always have free parking for your convenience.

Joint Commission Accreditation

Joint Commission Accreditation

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.

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 MyHealth account, review and update your medication list. Info

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