In these days of super stores, it's becoming harder and harder to find a business with personal service directly from the owners. A family owned pharmacy since 1979, Beachy's Pharmacy caters to its clients with convenient front and rear parking that includes a hitching post for Amish customers. Free prescription delivery service is now available in the Grantsville and Springs, PA, areas.
Beachy's Pharmacy, located at 149 Main Street in the center of Grantsville, is a member of Epic Pharmacies, a group of over 600 pharmacies in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. As a group, Epic Pharmacies sign contracts with most insurance companies, so when the patient's drug plan lists Epic Pharmacies, the patient is covered at Beachy's. The Beachy pharmacy computer system helps maintain prescription records and, more importantly, performs automatic checks for harmful drug-drug interactions, protecting their patients for over 25 years. This service has been updated many times and provides easy-to-read drug information for the patient every time a new prescription is filled. The computer also allows the pharmacy to have a direct connection to most insurance companies so the patient knows immediately if the drug is covered by insurance.
Beachy's has their own website: beachyspharmacy.com. The site is designed with the patient's needs in mind including easy ways to refill prescriptions and order drug information 24 hours a day. The site also contains information on services offered by the pharmacy, special gift merchandise available, links to helpful medical sites, and pictures of the store. You can contact Beachy's directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The patient is Beachy's most important concern. While visiting the pharmacy, patients can always speak with the pharmacist in the pharmacy's private consultation area. They can also speak directly to the pharmacy by calling 301-895-5177, without having to travel through the push button maze of recorded messages.
Other patient services include blood pressure screenings by the pharmacist, demonstrations on the correct use of blood glucose monitors, and emergency after-hours prescription service. Beachy's now accepts Medicare for diabetic supplies. The patient can also drop off prescriptions at the drop box next to the front door or drop off and pick up their prescriptions using Beachy's drive-up window.
Available are a variety of sundry and hard-to-find over-the-counter drug items. Unlike the super stores, Beachy's will special order and stock items for the customer, available usually in 24 hours. The pharmacy stocks their own Sunmark store brand, equal to and at prices much less than familiar advertised brands. There is a gift catalog on hand at the pharmacy where customers can order many discounted items and pick them up at the pharmacy in just a few days.
Customers can find a wide variety of everyday greeting cards in the "Nothing Over $1.99" greeting card department. Gardners Candies are stocked at the pharmacy with specialty items available for the holidays. Beachy's also carries Virginia Diner peanuts. and a wide variety of Maryland souvenirs.
Other services offered at the pharmacy include UPS package shipping, public fax service, Western Union money transfers, copier service, next day film developing, and dry cleaning drop-off.
Gerry Beachy has been serving as pharmacist in Grantsville for the past 35 years. He began working for Deist Pharmacy in 1973 when he helped to open the first pharmacy in Grantsville in 35 years. Gerry is now the full-time pharmacist at Beachy's Pharmacy and his wife Sue is the store manager. The Beachy's have owned and operated the business since 1979. Bill Mackay is our part time pharmacist and previously owned Shupe's Pharmacy in Frostburg. He also has worked at Martin's Pharmacy in LaVale and at Sacred Heart Pharmacy. Tammy Broadwater is our pharmacy technician and Judi Rogers and Amy Wilburn are our drug clerks. Bob Shumaker is the grounds keeper and handyman.
Gerry is a consultant pharmacist and is a member of the America's Senior Care Pharmacist Association, National Community Pharmacists Association and the Maryland Pharmacy Association. Both he and his wife are very active in the community. He serves as newsletter editor of the Grantsville Lions Club, has served over 5 terms on the Grantsville Town Council, and is the former Mayor of Grantsville. Sue is president of the Gransville Community Museum.
Beachy's Pharmacy supports many local groups through donations and has been a sponsor of Grantsville Days for the past 31 years.
Visit Beachy's Pharmacy in Grantsville where the patient always comes first. At Beachy's Pharmacy, "we work hard to help you feel better"!