Kiosk fills prescriptions 24/7

By | June 19, 2015

Prescriptions can now be filled in Orillia 24 hours a day, seven days a week, thanks to a new service offered at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH).


Procuring a MedCenter system would run an organization about $75,000 to start, with about $25,000 in costs annually, on top of medication. But those costs will not be borne by the hospital in this case thanks to the partnership with MedAvail and NuVision. MedAvail owns and operates the kiosk, while NuVision operates the pharmacy dispensing the medications.

In exchange for free use of the space occupied by the kiosk, OSMH will receive a portion of the profits. The hospital estimates the MedCenter could bring in up to $50,000 annually in net revenue through the partnership.

Campbell believes the kiosk could be as financially lucrative as a traditional pharmacy, if one were in the hospital.

“It takes up a lot less space than a regular pharmacy and certainly, in terms of access to professional expertise, 24/7, it brings some big advantages that don’t impact our core staff,” she said.