Phoebe Pharmacy recently opened a new location in Colmar to be closer to the senior and long-term care communities it serves in Montgomery County, and to position it for growth, officials said.
The pharmacy at 311 Bethlehem Pike is the third for-profit pharmacy opened by Phoebe Ministries, the nonprofit company based in Allentown that owns and operates long-term care facilities.
The other pharmacies are in Upper Macungie Township and Lancaster.
The pharmacies are not open to the public. Rather, they deliver the medications to 46 long-term care and behavioral health facilities – many owned and operated by Phoebe Ministries – in seven counties.
Phoebe opened its first for-profit pharmacy 20 years ago on its Allentown campus where it operates a long-term care facility. In 2004, it relocated Phoebe Pharmacy to an industrial park in Upper Macungie, which was expanded earlier this year, doubling in size to serve a growing number of customers.
“As we expand, we are still aware of our proximity to clients,” said Cindy Richart, vice president of Phoebe Pharmacy operations. “We keep the delivery range to one hour of driving time or less.”