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Rainy Lake Medical Center’s onsite hospital pharmacy provides safe and efficient pharmaceutical care hospital-wide. The department’s effective combination of people and technology assures the safety of patients by monitoring drug dosing and interactions.

Our in-house pharmacist also works with a licensed off-site pharmacy to provide 24/7 pharmacist coverage, and is able to work with nurses and physicians to answer medication questions any time of the day.

Certified pharmacy technicians are trained to handle medication preparation and distribution activities, allowing the pharmacist to spend more time caring for patients.

At Rainy Lake Medical Center, a pharmacist reviews each patient’s drug therapy for:

  • Appropriate medication, dosage, duration, and route of administration
  • Indication
  • Effectiveness
  • Safety
  • Drug interactions, allergies, or other contraindications
  • Pharmacists provide drug information and education to patients and professional staff.


InstyMeds, located in the hospital lobby, is a handy way to fill your prescription when going to a retail pharmacy is not convenient. InstyMeds provides an automated system, much like a bank ATM, which dispenses prescription medications directly to patients at the point-of-care.

The InstyMeds machine is stocked with antibiotics and a selection of over-the-counter and acute-need medications.

An InstyMeds machine is also available at Rainy Lake Clinic – Littlefork.

In-house Pharmacist hours: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday