Here are a few of our most popular services at our pharmacy location. Hometown Pharmacy offers a wide range of services expanding further than the typical prescription refill that you'd expect from a pharmacy. From proactive health tests, wellness programs, a full front end gift & boutique area, and even long term care solutions, Hometown Pharmacy has you covered for all of your needs. Stop in today!
Homecare Pharmacy opened in 1986 at the present site, which had been a grocery store for many years. The building had been vacant for over a year so a complete remodeling of the interior was needed. Before opening, we did a survey of the neighborhood to find out from the local residents what they would like in the pharmacy. Many said we should put in a large grocery section, so we did just that. One of the reasons we opened the pharmacy was because there was a need for a local durable medical equipment provider. To meet that need, Joe McNamara became a partner and is in charge of the DME department.
Over the years the number of independent, locally owned pharmacies has declined to the point where we have been the sole independent for 15 years. Homecare has become a one-stop pharmacy providing not only prescription medications, but also medical equipment which allows a person to stay in their own home, if at all possible. Special medication packaging, as with medboxes or medcards, is a service that is very popular and affordable.
In 2016 Homecare Pharmacy decided to join the Hometown Pharmacy family. And in 2017, Joe's son, Evan, joined the staff as a pharmacist. Evan had actually worked at the pharmacy since he was about 10, cleaning medical equipment and stocking shelves and working his way up through the ranks. He graduated from the UW School of Pharmacy in 2017. The pharmacy has been involved in many civic activities over the years, such as working closely with Beloit Regional Hospice and more recently, VetsRoll. Supporting local charities and events is important for any business to give back to the community that supports them.