Pharmacy Services

6 MDG, MacDill AFB
Pharmacy Services

The 6th Medical Group has multiple locations to provide pharmaceutical care to our valued beneficiaries:

· The Clinic Pharmacy: The outpatient unit provides initial fill service to our Active Duty and those patients seen by a provider in the clinic.

· The PharmaCARE Center: Provides outpatient pharmaceutical care to all beneficiary categories.

· The PharmaCare Refill Pick Up Center Drive-Thru: Central point for picking up all phoned in refill requests and any new prescription not claimed on the day it was left at PharmaCARE Center.

· Brandon Clinic Pharmacy provides initial prescription service to eligible
beneficiaries seen at the Brandon Clinic and call-in refill pick up..

Hours of Operation
All Pharmacies will be closed:
Saturday CLOSED
Federal Holidays CLOSED
Wing Readiness Training Days CLOSED

Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PharmaCare Refill Pick Up Center - Drive through
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PharmaCARE Pharmacy
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday/Sundays/Holidays CLOSED

Brandon Clinic Pharmacy
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Call-In Refill Policy
Dial 813-828-5367 (local) or 1-800-272-0201 (toll free)
When the phone is answered by the automated system, choose
1. Select the location you want to pick up your refill
Option 1: PharmaCare Drive-thru
On Base pick up in the drive thru

Option 3: Brandon Pharmacy
To pick up refills at Brandon Pharmacy
2. Choose Refill Option:
3. Enter the last four numbers of sponsor's social security number followed by the pound sign (#).
4. Enter prescription number(s) located on top left corner of label followed by the pound sign (#).
5. Listen for the date your medication can be picked up

After each prescription listen to the automated system, it will tell you when the prescription will be ready for pick up, or it will tell you the prescription has expired, or the refills are no longer available. Pick up your prescription on the day the automated system told you.

Prescription Transfers
1. MacDill AFB pharmacy will transfer prescriptions for all medications (controlled & non-controlled substances) off base to any pharmacy (DoD or civilian) upon request from that pharmacy.

2. For all beneficiary categories, MacDill AFB will transfer all prescription(s) (controlled & non-controlled) from another pharmacy (on or off base) to our facility upon verification from the original pharmacy.

a. Transfers into MacDill AFB will be done during normal duty hours and require 3 working days to complete. An emergency supply can be given so the patient will not miss any doses.

b. All transfers into MacDill AFB must be from the original pharmacy.

ALL prescriptions (controlled substances and legend substances) MUST contain the provider's DEA (drug enforcement agency) number, state license number or social security number to dispense a prescription at MacDill AFB.

Prescription - Drop Off Box - located at the PharmaCARE Center

The MacDill AFB Pharmacy introduces the written prescription drop off box. Prescriptions placed in the box before 12 p.m. will be ready for pick up the next duty day after 10 a.m. hours barring any problems.

Note: Refills will not be processed in this manner. The Refill Call In Service must be used for refill requests. If the prescription drop box is a service that you choose to use, please note the following:

· You must be registered in DEERS
· The medication must be on the current 6 MDG Formulary (available near drop box)
· The 6 MDG Pharmacy follows DoD guidelines for quantity limitations
· If the prescription is presented too early, it will be returned to you
· If the prescription requires clarification, the doctor will be contacted. Under these circumstances, the prescription may not be ready on time.

Electronic Prescriptions (E-Rx): Please Click here

Important Notice:

Please speak to a Pharmacy staff member whenever you have questions concerning your medication.

If the name of the drug on your bottle is not familiar:
Ask the Pharmacy staff to tell you both names of your medication. Drug names can be listed either generically or by the company's trade name.
If the dosage on you prescription is different from a previous prescription:
Have the Pharmacy staff double check the prescription. If necessary, the pharmacist can call your health care provider. Your health care provider may have changed your dosage on the last prescription.

If the color, shape, or size of your medication looks different:
Tell the Pharmacy staff if there are any identifying marks on the tablet or capsule. Ask the Pharmacy staff to verify the medication is correct. The Pharmacy may have changed brands on the medication you have been taking for a long time.

If something just does not seem right:
Anytime you have questions about your medications, call us! We would rather put your mind at ease than have you continue or stop a medication that you have questions about.

Be an informed patient:
Know the name of your medication and any medications to which you may be allergic. Know the dose you are supposed to be taking, color, and shape of the medication, and any special instructions your health care provider may have given you. You may want to make a list of all your medications and keep this list in your wallet.

A pharmacy staff member is always available to talk to you about your medication. Call the Pharmacy Services at 813-827-9764 or 813-827-9765 or stop by the Pharmacy.