Northglenn Police have agreements with four city pharmacies, allowing them to pick up prescription medications during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and deliver them to residents. Department …
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Northglenn Police have agreements with four city pharmacies, allowing them to pick up prescription medications during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and deliver them to residents.
Department spokesperson Renae Lehr said one person has used the department’s service since it began being offered April 7.
“We spoke with four different pharmacies to make sure they’d allow a police representative to pick up peoples' prescriptions,” Lehr said. “And they gave us our blessing.”
The service is open to Northglenn residents, 65-years-old or older that need a prescription filled but are not able to pick it up or have delivered.
Four Northglenn pharmacies are part of the program: The King Soopers at 750 E. 104th Ave., Walgreens at 750 E. 120th Ave., Safeway at 500 E. 120th Ave. and the Walmart at 10755 Washington St.
The department announced the program on April 7 via Facebook, and that page received 64,0000 views. The service has been used once, so far.
“So we know that the word is out there,” she said. “But don’t know how soon we’re going to start seeing calls for this.”
Residents should contact the pharmacy first to order their prescription and pay for it over the phone or online, telling the pharmacy that a Northglenn Police representative will pick it up.
Once they have, they can call the Police Department at 303 450-8893 to schedule the prescription pick up.
Callers will be asked to provide their name, address, phone number, date of birth and the name of the pharmacy.
Prescriptions will be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Residents requesting a prescription delivery must present valid identification at the time of delivery.
“The pharmacies did say there are some prescriptions that are eligible and some that are not,” Lehr said. “We might run into a situation where we can’t pick something up, and we’ll address that at that point. We are not getting involved in what the prescription is.”
Officers will wear personal protective gear and adhere to the 6-foot distance guidelines during deliveries.
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