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What are you waiting for? Offering patients On-Demand Medicine in Urgent Care setting makes a lot of sense today.

Creating a One-Stop Shop Experience with On-Demand Medicine Dispensing at time of exit, helps the patient to begin healing faster. Patients love the convenience of one-stop shopping. Statistics list “access to point-of-care dispensing“ is 1 of the top 5 reasons patients visit Retail clinics in large chain pharmacies. We see that in the marketing by these chain drug stores, and proven by the services they have added over recent years. In addition to filling scripts, they have minute clinics staffed by physicians and PA’s, flu shots, vaccinations; patient assistance and counseling. Healthcare is changing and we must reinvent our business to create new revenue streams.

QCP can help find unique opportunities to grow bottom-line profitability by setting up an urgent care dispensing model. Prescriptions can be filled on-site, so it’s a one-stop shop. Plus, we believe that a solution for urgent care centers, point-of-care dispensing, will contribute in a large way to the goal of improving patient outcomes. Urgent Care centers are on the front lines of patient care and understand the important role of delivering quality health care to patients when they need it most. It is imperative to continue to innovate and differentiate each center among the increasing number of options available to meet the needs of patients during critical moments. Optimizing operational efficiencies and improving revenue are essential for future success.

Quality Care Products can provide the best opportunity for helping Urgent Care Centers to grow bottom line. Partnering with QCP, Urgent Care centers can provide on-demand medication at the point-of-care rather than having patients fill their prescriptions at a large chain pharmacy and risking loss of that patient. By practicing “match the hatch”, practitioners at point of initial interaction in urgent care settings can offer one-stop care for patients and improve compliance by ensuring they receive their prescribed medication.

Utilizing a fully integrated dispensing solution that is competitively priced with a broad range of medications to support formulary requirements is a simple solution to getting the right drug in the right hands of patients at the right time.

This blog article is a benefit of UCAOA’s Corporate Support Partners (CSP) program. To learn more, contact UCAOA Corporate Relations Senior Manager Jackie Stasch at 331-215-6063.

QCP Response From CEO Mike Holmes To COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Greetings,

We have a unique responsibility to support our customers and their patients during this public healthcare crisis.

With a critical role supplying the pharmaceuticals urgently needed to respond to coronavirus, as well as to our pharmacies and clinics who dispense acute and chronic medications that their patients also need, QCP has held multiple meetings over the last few weeks to ensure that our customers needs are met in a safe and timely manner, and that our Employees stay safe and healthy.

No slowdown in service has occurred, and none is expected.

QCP’s office workers began working remotely from home last week and will continue to do so until the threat subsides. Workers at our healthcare repackaging, distribution and CSR center continue to report to work.

Thankfully, no employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel strain of the virus, and in fact only 1person has been diagnosed in all of Lucas County, at the time of this writing.

QCP has enacted a pre-established plan for responding to a pandemic based on guidelines passed down to us through our lobbying group, Healthcare Distributors Association, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who view the role of QCP and other pharmaceutical Wholesalers as critical to the health and well-being of all Americans.

QCP’s goal has always been to maintain a 3-month supply of over 90% of its’ fast-moving pre-packaged medications. Still, in light of the pandemic, we have increased our supplies of multiple medications and, while we’ve experienced a slight increase in orders as some customers expect that supply chains could be interrupted, we’ve been able to maintain our inventory levels. To date, QCP has experienced zero issues, and the FDA said only 1 medication is in short-supply due to COVID 19. While the possibility of supply disruptions in the future exists, we are communicating with suppliers and customers, and will exhaust all efforts to mitigate any issues that may occur.