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The newest CarleRx Pharmacy opens at Carle Foundation Hospital

The newest CarleRx Pharmacy opens at Carle Foundation Hospital
A new CarleRx pharmacy location is officially open at Carle Foundation Hospital. This location expands access to pharmacy resources and extends the holistic healthcare experience for patients.

“We’re proud to be extending CarleRx’s services with our newest location here at Carle Foundation Hospital,” said Linda Fred, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, at the March 4 ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening. “This CarleRx is a locally-owned option for the community, modeled after our first location at Carle Champaign on Curtis. We can’t wait to offer this added support for our patients and bring more access to the region.”

The CarleRx at Carle Foundation Hospital will be staffed with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to meet the level of demand anticipated for this new location. Patients who regularly receive care at the hospital now have an on-site location to pick up their prescriptions. Patients can also receive help with questions they may have about new or current prescriptions after an appointment.

Carle Health team members will also have the convenience of picking up prescriptions before or after their shift without having to leave the campus.

The CarleRx team will continue to listen to community needs and develop the best methods of providing services to patients as the pharmaceutical landscape continues to change.

“We know there have been some challenges in recent months with access to retail pharmacy support. A new location for patients is another way Carle can be there for those we serve at every point of their healthcare journey,” Fred said.

The CarleRx pharmacy, the Director of Retail Pharmacy Operations, Katie Koch, and Manager of Pharmacy Retail, Lauren Klemp joined Linda Fred to cut the ribbon and official open the new location.

“A big thank you to those who have assisted in making this space,” said Fred. “Our pharmacy team, and to Nick Crompton, our Vice President of Facilities and Construction Services and his team who did a great job of refurbishing the space.”

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a half-hour closure between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Community members receiving their prescriptions from CarleRx can also visit the CarleRx location at Carle Champaign on Curtis. This location, 1701 W. Curtis Rd, Champaign, is a full-service pharmacy that is open until midnight seven days a week with drive-thru capabilities.

To contact CarleRx, patients can call (217) 326-5500. For more information, visit

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