FRAMINGHAM – Genoa and Advocates will be joined by Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka for the grand opening of a new on-site pharmacy at the Advocates mental health center in Framingham on Wednesday, March 29 at 1094 Worcester Road.
This is Genoa’s 700th pharmacy in the United States and 17th location in the Commonwealth serving people with behavioral health and other complex, chronic health conditions like HIV. Co-locating in community mental health clinics allows Genoa to build relationships with patients and their caregivers and tailor care specific to each individual’s needs.
People receiving pharmacy and clinical services in the same facility as their care helps them stay on their medications at a rate of more than 90%, compared to 50% with a traditional approach, and reduces hospitalizations by 40% and emergency room visits by 18%.
The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting and remarks from the Senate President, and leaders from Advocates and Genoa.
Genoa Healthcare is the leading provider of pharmacy medication management services for individuals with behavioral health conditions and has been serving the community for more than 20 years.
Today, Genoa Healthcare has hundreds of pharmacies located on site within community mental health centers across 47 states and the District of Columbia. Genoa Healthcare is part of Optum Rx, a pharmacy care services company.
Advocates provides a broad range of services for people facing life challenges such as addiction, aging, autism, brain injury, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and mental health challenges. With Advocates’ help, more than 30,000 individuals and families living in Massachusetts are finding the supports they need to lead healthy, productive, and rewarding lives.
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