Pharmacist Sally Haack has had the chance to work at CAP for the past year. She was hired by Drake University to develop a rotation site for pharmacy students and to pursue projects at CAP which would expand its current services. Coming from a community pharmacy background, she was prepared to deal with the ambulatory care issues, but she soon realized that she had much to learn in other areas.
The Community Access Pharmacy provides disease state education in the areas of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, with the opportunity to add asthma in the near future. These patient care services have been generated by grant funding and continued, with modifications, after the grants have ceased.
Community Access Pharmacy serves uninsured and underinsured patients in a “closed” pharmacy system. Their patients do not have private insurance and they don’t qualify for Medicaid. Many of them are the working poor.