Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at ConnectRx Hometown - Watervliet, NY.

CDPHP opens the doors to the first self-contained retail pharmacy

ConnectRx solves the problems of the pharmacy desert in the local community with free home delivery

ALBANY, NY – December 15, 2021 – When national retail chains closed their doors in downtown Albany earlier this year, local residents wondered where they would fill their prescriptions. CDPHP is proud to be able to address the desert concerns of local pharmacies with the inauguration of ConnectRx Hometown.

Strategically located in Watervliet, the space has been transformed to better meet the needs of the local community and not just the members of the CDPHP. Additionally, it is one of the few pharmacies in the region that will provide free home deliveries to nearby areas, including temperature-controlled life-saving medications such as insulin.

“Today’s opening of ConnectRx Hometown is another important step in our quest to transform the way patients access healthcare in our community,” he said. John D. Bennett, MD, president and CEO of CDPHP. “Along with our historic partnership with Community Care Physicians, PC and the opening of our multi-specialty building at Clifton Park, 1785 Route 9, CDPHP is on track to create an integrated delivery system that puts patients first.”

“I am so happy that CDPHP is further expanding into the community pharmacy space with a store that has been part of the Watervliet community for over 60 years,” he said. Eileen Wood, executive vice president and chief pharmacy officer of CDPHP. “Additionally, the ConnectRx Hometown business model and innovative automation will allow pharmacists to spend more time with patients to make sure they get the personalized care they deserve.”

“It is always a win for our community when a company is able to find innovative ways to serve customers in a personal and caring way,” he said. Mark Eagan, president of the Capital Region Chamber. “We are thrilled to welcome ConnectRx Hometown to Watervliet to better serve the needs of surrounding area pharmacies.”

Assemblyman John T. McDonald III said, “Pharmacy deserts are a reality, especially in urban and rural areas. No better case is the 108th Assembly district where, in a short period of time and within 10 miles, four national pharmacy chains have left the country. area because of sustainability in the market. At the same time, and I see this firsthand in government and pharmacies, we rely even more on a “health at home” system that requires providers to meet patients where they are. ConnectRx Hometown helps fill the void left by the departure of others, but will also help raise a profile on the pharmacy desert issue that requires government attention and increased supplier engagement. Much has been learned through the pandemic. COVID-19 in relation to health care disparities and the role the pharmacy can play in addressing these disparities. As a representative but also as a pharmacy colleague , I welcome ConnectRx Hometown as a partner in providing a solution. “

“The opening of ConnectRx Hometown shows the trust CDPHP has in our community,” he said Carlo V. Patricelli, mayor, city of Watervliet. “We welcome you not only as a business partner, but also as a neighbor in our family. ”

ConnectRx Hometown accepts all major insurances. Visit pharmaciaconnectrx.com to find out more.


Information on CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-centric, community-based nonprofit health plan that offers high-quality, affordable health insurance plans to members in 29 New York counties. CDPHP is also on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn and Instagram

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